Finally, it's time to play for football.
Ok, maybe not for everyone as the Cowboys will continue to be smart about limiting certain players from this first preseason game vs. Pittsburgh Thursday night.
In fact, the Cowboys held back 16 players from the trip, including quarterback Dak Prescott. He remains in Oxnard to help rehab his shoulder strain, along with other key veterans such as DeMarcus Lawrence, Amari Cooper, Tyron Smith, Zack Martin and Blake Jarwin.
And don't be surprised to see a few players that did make the trip, including Ezekiel Elliott or maybe even CeeDee Lamb, to sit out of action from the sidelines as well.
Ok, so let's get to the guys who will be playing. There is still about 70 players that should be available to play against Pittsburgh.
Our staff writers each picked two guys to focus on for Thursday night.
Who will stand out? The DallasCowboys.com staff writers have compiled a list of eight Cowboys to watch in the preseason opener.