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Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Cowboys have begun prep work for Giants

By Todd Archer

IRVING, Texas – The Cowboys open the regular season in 20 days against the New York Giants at AT&T Stadium, but the planning for that game has already started.

It actually started in Oxnard, Calif., last week with some scout-team looks on offense and defense, and it has continued this week.

“Yeah, we’re watching some Giants tape,” tight end Jason Witten said. “Obviously a big division game. We know them well. They know us. Everything’s moving that way.”

The Cowboys have two preseason games remaining and coach Jason Garrett said the starters will play more Saturday against Cincinnati than in any other game. Normally the starters play into the third quarter and will not play in the final preseason game, which is Aug. 29 against Houston.

The practice schedule has remained close to the same the Cowboys featured in Oxnard.

“As training camp progresses you do start getting (the regulars) more and more reps, but it’s not a drastic change,” Garrett said. “We won’t really game plan. We’ll prepare a tick more for this game than we did the previous games, but we’ll take the same preseason mentality where we’re trying to develop our team, we’re trying to get for the regular season.”