For the first time since the cyst that cost him an off-season of work was removed, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is going to face live action.
And he’ll do it behind an offensive line the Cowboys spent the week trying to upgrade with players off the street.
But for Romo and the majority of the starters, it’s Game 1 of the preseason. It’s time to play, even if only for a series, even if the offensive line isn’t at 100 percent.
Cornerback Morris Claiborne will miss Friday night’s game with a knee injury he sustained earlier this week in practice. Orlando Scandrick will start in his place.
Here are five things to watch Friday night at Oakland: