The Ravens will take on the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium Saturday, and the first-team units are expected to get more reps than the opener. Some of the starters could play for a full half, while others will play for the traditional time.
“Normally in the second preseason game you get a quarter, maybe a little more than a quarter,” Head Coach John Harbaugh said. “Some of that will be individualized for different players; we’ll have some play counts for a few guys, including Joe [Flacco] and some of the defensive players.”
While veterans like Flacco will have limited snap counts, the Ravens will want to see more from younger players who are expected to start for the first time or are competing for jobs. Players like second-year right tackle
“The younger guys could go as much as a full first half,” Harbaugh said.
Daniels, Jackson Up In The Air
Veteran tight end
“We decided to rest his legs a little bit,” Harbaugh said. “He had been going pretty hard, so [we wanted] to [rest him] a little bit. Whether he’ll play in the game, we’ll just decide and see how he feels. But there’s no injury involved there.”
The status of cornerback
Webb, Cody Won’t Play
The Ravens won’t play cornerback
Webb hasn’t practiced since the first week of training camp, but he recently told reporters that he’s close to returning and hopes to play this preseason.
The other absences will include defensive tackle
Will Wenning Get Time?
Will the Ravens give the rookie more time this week?
“That’s going to be [dependent on] the way the game goes; how many plays we get on offense,” Harbaugh said.
Wenning is trying to earn a roster spot as the team’s third quarterback, but the Ravens have to balance his playing time with getting Taylor reps. Taylor has hardly played in the regular season during the last three years, and the preseason is important for him to get game experience.
“Tyrod needs work – not that Keith doesn’t, also – but Tyrod has had lots of practice time here, but he hasn’t had much game time,” Harbaugh said. “I think Tyrod’s a really good quarterback, and the chance to play that out in a game is really what makes the difference. He needs that. Keith will get whatever work is available.”