Aug 9, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers defensive back Shareece Wright (29) runs back tot he Charger sideline after downing a punt on the three yard line during the first quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

Morning Dump

After their second preseason game Saturday night at San Diego, the Cowboys (No. 15 in the AP Pro32) will get a day off before starting next week with two days of joint workouts alongside the Chargers (No. 16).

The San Diego Chargers finished preparations for Saturday’s preseason game against the Cowboys with a walkthrough on Marine Corps base MCCS Miramar on Friday. Members of the military and their families’ were invited to attend the special practice.

The two young cornerbacks come from opposite ends of the country, but were separated by just 32 selections in the 2011 NFL draft. They are unified by the lightning bolt and the long-term future of the Chargers’ secondary.

Two of the most disappointing teams in the NFL last season will go head to head Saturday in their second pre-season game of the year. Both the San Diego Chargers and Dallas Cowboys fell well below football predictions set for them by NFL experts last year, and will be looking to put it all together this season. Tony Romo and Philip Rivers are considered top tiered quarterbacks in this league, but neither player has shown the consistency needed to get their teams to the ultimate goal of a Super Bowl.

Unless you have a ticket, you’ll have to wait until late Saturday night to watch the Chargers play the Dallas Cowboys at Qualcomm Stadium. (Thanks, outdated NFL blackout policy) That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be ready when you do. Here are a few things to pay attention to:

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  • Mike

    Ernie; Like I’ve said before, we know Brown can make great, great plays. We don’t need him out there after Rivers and the 1st unit leave. They shouldn’t have been playing over one drive. Injurys in the preseason are rediculous to say the least. Your not going to gain anything by winning. I wish Turner understood that and would set the 1st unit out the rest of the preseason. Then our 2nd & 3rd team would play against their 1st and Turner could get even a better look at them to evaluate their skills. The guys like the DT that was using for the Chargers are on every team, they’ll do anything to be seen and get a edge. This is when guys that are out there to just get some reps get injured. The rest of preseason it’s even going to get tighter. So Pleeease get our starters on the sideline coaching up the 2nd and 3rd teamers. I really hate seeing guys go down anyway, but the preseason is a ripe time for it to happen. Who wouldn’t guess that some teams look to take out certain players. Brown if healthy will beat out Meachum and Royal for their spot. Difference is Brown goes to the ball and owns it. meachum is fast but he could have pulled up went after the ball and shielded the defender. You have got to read the ball!