Ravens vs. Cowboys: 5 Things To Watch For

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Oct 14, 2012; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Courtney Upshaw (91) reacts after a Dallas Cowboys missed field goal late in the fourth quarter at M&T Bank Stadium. Baltimore defeated Dallas 31-29. Mandatory Credit: James Lang-USA TODAY Sports

Week 2 of the preseason is upon us, and we have five glorious days of NFL football this extended weekend.  Saturday night features the Ravens vs. Cowboys on the NFL Network, and there are plenty of story lines to watch in this matchup. From the preseason debut of Tony Romo to the new offensive coordinators for both teams, and the questions along the Cowboys defense, there are plenty of reasons to tune in.

While the Ravens handily beat the 49ers 23-3 in the first game of the preseason, the Cowboys got drummed by the San Diego Chargers to the tune of 27-7.  While Brandon Weeden didn’t fare to badly in the game, the offensive line gave up too many drive killing sacks and the defense was pretty much non-existent.  The Chargers quarterbacks were an astounding 14 for 16 passing and gained 152 yards on the ground.  Adding to the pain were 9 penalties committed by the Cowboys that set them back a total of 54 yards.

Will the trend continue this weekend with both of these teams, or are the winds of change blowing?  Here are 5 things to watch for in this weekend’s Ravens vs. Cowboys matchup.