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Ellis: Olshansky Among 3 To Watch Saturday

Keep a close eye on these three guys in Saturday's game at the re-inflated Metrodome.

DE Igor Olshansky -With Marcus Spears out, Olshansky is back to starting, this time at left end. The Cowboys are expecting Spears to be healthy in time for the regular season, though, and Sean Lissemore and Jason Hatcher can play a little bit as well, which makes keeping Olshansky less a necessity. He has to show the Cowboys that they can't do without him.

K Shayne Graham -The pressure is high for the veteran leg, who has already been released by one team this preseason after struggling in an exhibition game. The Cowboys are the first team he has kicked for who play indoors, so this could be a good indication of what he can do on kickoffs in a controlled environment. If he can makes his field goals and get the ball into the end zone, he may steal the job.

LG Bill Nagy -Phil Costa's injury further opens the door for a rookie to start on the offensive line this year. Nagy was impressive enough against San Diego that he earned an extra week with the starters. He'll get extended playing time at Minnesota, and if he performs well, may be able to rest at Miami.

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