Landon Collins hopes to spoil another big game for Dak Prescott

The only other starting rookie quarterback on opening day will be the Eagles Carson Wentz. The Washington Redskins brought in coveted cornerback Josh Norman in a move that is still reverberating around the league.

At 4:25 pm on Sunday, the 2016 season will begin for the New York Giants as they will be playing their NFC East rival, the Dallas Cowboys, in Dallas. One of the Giants could nicely benefit from this, and we might see two touchdowns for Odell Beckham Jr.

Cowboys: Without Tony Romo, the Cowboys were 1-11 last season.

Prescott will be under center for the Cowboys because Tony Romo suffered a back injury in a preseason game.

The end result will be plenty of mystery surrounding the opener for both teams. Dallas dominated time of possession, 37 minutes to 23 in Week 1 and 38 to 22 in Week 7. The Cowboys have gotten used to their quarterback missing time under center, a year ago they went 4-12 after Romo was banged up - with him they won three of their four games. So much for that.

As for the Cowboys, rookie fourth-round pick Dak Prescott will make his regular-season National Football League debut after making headlines for his strong play in preseason.

"And now we look some 15 years later and we ask ourselves, what has happened?"

By all accounts he was right, as three rookies will help determine Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys.

Many wondered whether he would ever get back after missing the first two preseason games this year with a groin injury.

This isn't what we saw from the fourth-round pick out of Mississippi State during the preseason, but things are a whole lot different when the games matter in September. The Cowboys didn't draft him to take it easy with him, and you didn't draft him not to start him. That's essentially what the Giants did during the offseason when they signed defensive tackle Damon Harrison to a five-year contract. If defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo can find a way to get pressure through this offensive line, maybe the golden coaching touch he once had will really be back. Sean Lee and Anthony Hitchens seem to have two linebacker spots locked down but it remains to see what kind of depth is behind them.

There were no anthem protests by either team before Sunday's game in Dallas.


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This will be Dak's first regular season game, and it will be the first time he will be facing a team that is specializing their defense towards him.

"He's learned the defense and is improving as a communicator", McAdoo said. Now Sheppard, who started 13 games for the Dolphins previous year and recorded a career-high 105 tackles, is the man in the middle.

What makes this 2016 season so unique though is for the first time since 1969, the Cowboys will have a rookie duo starting offensively in the backfield in Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott.

- Written by Bryan Fischer, an award-winning college football columnist and member of the Athlon Contributor Network.

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