Preseason Game #3: Bengals at Cowboys

Zimmer unconcerned about Kirkpatrick

Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer and cornerback Leon Hall are aware that Kirkpatrick had a bad game against Dallas. But neither are concerned. He had a bad day, which can be a learning experience.

Turnovers are costly for the Bengals in Dallas

It does not matter how good an offense can be when mistakes are made that can derail momentum. The Bengals made several of these mistakes against the Cowboys.

Time To Worry About The Bengals' Offense Again?

With any loss in the NFL, comes questions. After Saturday's loss against the Dallas Cowboys, there might be some concerns about the team's offense in the wake of their "dress rehearsal".

Andre Smith's MRI shows no damage

Cincinnati Bengals offensive tackle Andre Smith "tweaked" his knee against the Cowboys on Saturday. An MRI showed no damage.

Brandon Tate Earning His Spot On Final Roster

The embattled wide receiver is one a prove-it deal with the club and has shown a little bit of everything this preseason, which could earn him a spot on the final roster.

Sampling the Bengals backup defensive linemen

We take a brief look at the backup defensive tackles for the Cincinnati Bengals in Brandon Thompson and Devon Still.

Maualuga's role as a two-down linebacker

We're keeping our eye on Rey Maualuga this preseason, seeing how much he has improved and how the Bengals intend to use him this season.

Instant Reaction: Cowboys 24, Bengals 18

The Bengals didn't play well in their third preseason game. Dallas chose to keep their starters in longer than the Bengals, which exposed a few Bengals backup players in the process.

Bengals 53-Man Roster Projection After Loss

Taking a look at the 53-man roster projection following Cincinnati's 24-18 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.

Quick passes keeps the Bengals offense efficient

The Bengals offense was at their best against Dallas when the passes were quick and the running game was effective.

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Kirkpatrick dealing with concussion-like symptoms

The young cornerback got extensive work and insanely tested against the Cowboys passing game.

Bengals at Cowboys: Total snap counts

Taking a look at the snap distribution by the Bengals offense and defense during Cincinnati's 24-18 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.

Bengals drop first preseason game to Dallas

It's the preseason, so there's no much to draw from the performance as a whole. But there were some disappointments individually and clearly the Bengals have some work to do. That's. Why. They. Play. The. Preseason.

Bengals offense bounces back with the a field goal

The Cincinnati Bengals offense clearly moved the ball in the first half, but turnovers and penalties killed their possessions. They bounced back in the third quarter.

Smith's return questionable with knee injury

Bengals starting left tackle Andre Smith left the game in the second quarter with a knee injury. His return is questionable.

Defense continues to bail out the offense

The Bengals defense is bending slightly, but they're doing their part by allowing no points off Bengals turnovers.

Cowboys offense easily passes on Bengals corners

The Dallas Cowboys tied the game at seven by going 87 yards on 12 plays with easy pitch-and-catch passes from Tony Romo that the Bengals cornerbacks couldn't defend.

Tate scores with 75-yard punt return for a TD

Special teams is dominating the Cowboys again with the Bengals taking a 7-0 lead on a 75-yard punt return for a touchdown.

Strong start by defense and offense lost on fumble

The Cincinnati Bengals opened the game with a great defense and efficient offense, all of which was nullified by a Marvin Jones fumble.

TE Tyler Eifert may miss game against Dallas

According to Bengals.com, Tyler Eifert could miss Saturday night's game with a minor wrist injury.

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OPEN THREAD: Cincinnati Bengals at Dallas Cowboys

Official game thread for the Bengals third preseason game of the year.

Dunlap and ten others not expected to play

Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap will miss the game against the Cowboys, along with 10 others.

Bengals at Cowboys: Projected Lineup

Taking a quick look at the Bengals injury list and projected lineup between the Bengals and Cowboys Saturday afternoon.

PREGAME OPEN THREAD: Bengals at Cowboys

Time to kill time as we inch closer to the Bengals third preseason game of the year.

Four bubble players to watch on offense

The Bengals will be forced to cut over 10 players this week, which got us thinking about the bubble players with a realistic shot on making the 53-man roster on offense.

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