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Chargers vs Cowboys: What to Watch

By Ernie Padaon

Aug 9, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA;San Diego Chargers linebacker Melvin Ingram (54) talks with linebackers coach Joe Barry (left foreground) on the sideline during the third quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

The San Diego Chargers and the Dallas Cowboys collide today in a preseason showdown. We won’t get to see Ryan Mathews and DeMarcus Ware in the game, but other starters should see playing time into the second quarter. The matchup of MIke Harris and Ware will not happen, but keep an eye on Harris again to see how he is progressing. He may have to open the season for us at left tackle against the Raiders, since Jared Gaither can’t get off of the injury report.

Also, the Chargers running back battle will be interesting to watch. Ryan Mathews will likely be out for a couple of regular season games and we have to see how the backups do and have to see who will come away with that 3rd running back spot. Curtis Brinkley and Jackie Battle should get into the mix a lot today and we can see who will gain the advantage tonight.

Have to see how Robert Meachem does on offense. He still is trying to get on the same page as Philip Rivers on offense, but another game and another week of practice is another step closer to making some big things happen. Vincent Brown is making a push to get into the starting lineup, so Meachem needs to make some things happen.

And of course everyone still wants to see what Melvin Ingram does on defense. How many times will he put Tony Romo in the ground?

The injury report is one of the things we don’t want to see. Keep that thing empty after the game and that should be considered a good game.

Make a prediction on who will have a breakout game today. I think Vincent Brown has another great day and I will put a vote for Ladarius Green one more time. Who do you think will break out?