Training Camp Central
NASHVILLE, Tenn - The Tennessee Titans (2-0) play their first of two consecutive road preseason games this week, traveling to play the Dallas Cowboys (0-1) in the historic opening of the new Cowboys Stadium (capacity up to 100,000). Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. CDT on Friday, Aug. 21.
The game will be broadcast nationally on FOX, including Nashville affiliate WZTV FOX 17. Joe Buck will handle play-by-play duties, while Troy Aikman will provide color commentary. Pam Oliver will report from the sidelines.
The Titans Radio Network, including Nashville flagship 103.3-WKDF, will broadcast the game across the Mid-South with the "Voice of the Titans" Mike Keith, color commentator Frank Wycheck, sideline reporter Cody Allison and gameday host Larry Stone.
The Titans recorded their second victory of the preseason last week at LP Field, defeating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27-20.
All three of the Titans' touchdowns were scored by members of their 2009 draft class.
First-round wide receiver Kenny Britt, playing in his first preseason game, got the group started in the third quarter with a 37-yard touchdown reception. Fifth-round running back Javon Ringer found the end zone on a 36-yard run, and third-round cornerback Ryan Mouton scored what proved to be the game-winning touchdown on a 29-yard interception return.
The Cowboys, who are led by head coach Wade Phillips, the son of former Houston Oilers coach Bum Phillips, played their first preseason game Thursday night at Oakland.
They jumped out to a 7-3 lead in the first quarter with their starters in the game, but the Raiders rallied back and ultimately handed the Cowboys a 31-10 defeat.
Starting quarterback Tony Romo completed four of six passes, including an eight-yard touchdown pass to former Universtiy of Tennessee tight end Jason Witten, before retiring for the evening after two series.
The Cowboys offense also features wide receiver Roy Williams and a three-pronged rushing attack of Marion Barber, Felix Jones and Tashard Choice. On defense, the Cowboys field one of the NFC's top linebacking groups, including DeMarcus Ware, Bradie
James and Keith Brooking. Brooking was added this offseason as a free agent from the Atlanta Falcons.
The Titans own a 5-7 all-time record against the Cowboys in the regular season. The teams last met in Week 4 of the 2006 campaign (10/1), in a game at LP Field won by the Cowboys 45-14. Quarterback Vince Young recorded his first career start in the loss.
The Titans and Cowboys have a long-standing preseason rivalry. No other team has played more preseason games against the Titans/Oilers than the Cowboys. In 33 meetings prior to the regular season, including at least once during every preseason from 1967 through 1997, with the Cowboys owning a 20-13 advantage.