Thursday Round Up: What The Media Are Saying Before The Seattle Seahawks' Third Preseason Game

A daily link round-up of what's "out there" about the Seattle Seahawks.

Good morning, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Thursday, Aug. 25 - about your Seattle Seahawks as the team readies for its third preseason game of 2016, a matchup with the Dallas Cowboys set for 7 p.m. PT at CenturyLink Field with live television coverage on Q13 FOX.

What They're Saying: Seahawks vs Cowboys

Seahawks.com digital media reporter John Boyle shares five things to watch in tonight's game, including a running back group that's approaching full strength with the return of C.J. Prosise, "While Thomas Rawls is on track to play in the season opener, he won't play Thursday, but the rest of Seattle's running backs should be available, giving coaches their best look yet at a position group that has changed greatly since last season."

Bob Condotta at the Seattle Times highlights eight players to keep an eye on, including defensive tackle Jordan Hill, "The four-year vet will see his first action after missing the first two preseason games with a groin injury. His roster spot seems secure, but the acquisition of Tony McDaniel will make getting snaps more competitive, as will the emergence of rookie Jarran Reed (Reed, though, won't play Thursday due to a toe injury that has him out for an indefinite period)."

Sheil Kapadia at ESPN.com spotlights what to watch at each position tonight for the Seahawks, including which player will step up at wide receiver, "It's been a strange competition here, with no one really stepping up to claim the fifth spot. Doug Baldwin, Jermaine Kearse, Tyler Lockett and Paul Richardson are all in place. Can the likes of Kenny Lawler or Antwan Goodley stand out and earn a place on the roster?"

Nick Patterson at the Everett Herald says it's time for the Seahawks' first-team offense to put some points on the board, "Seattle's full first-team offense was on the field for six drives in the Seahawks' first two preseason games, one series against Kansas City and five series against Minnesota. In those six drives Seattle didn't score a single point. This is the same offense that was arguably the NFL's most explosive during the second half of last season as Seattle averaged 32 points per game. It's time for the Seahawks to show that ability again."

The Tacoma News Tribune's Gregg Bell and Dave Boling talk about what to expect in tonight's game.

Tweet Of The Day

Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from the NFL, which celebrated 'Kobe Bryant Day' - 8/24 - by looking back at the eight best NFL players to ever wear No. 24.

More From Around The Web

For fans heading to tonight's game, here's what you need to know.

Bob Condotta at the Seattle Times catches up with Keenan Lambert on playing in the NFL with his half brother Kam Chancellor.

Sheil Kapadia at ESPN.com profiles Seahawks second-year wideout Tyler Lockett's path to the NFL. Kapadia also [names Earl Thomas the Seahawks' non-QB MVP](http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/page/32for32xnonQBMVPs160825/2016-nfl-non-qb-mvp-all-32-teams-tyron-smith-dallas-cowboys-alshon-jeffery-chicago-bears#NFC W).

Seahawks players Bradley Sowell, Jermaine Kearse, and Steven Hauschka took part in a closest to the pin competition with golf pros Billy Andrade and John Daly following Wednesday's practice at Virginia Mason Athletic Center during Boeing Classic week. 

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