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Cowboys QB Dustin Vaughan's Job Interview



    NBC 5's Pat Doney shares 5 things to know about the Cowboys going forward after the first preseason game. (Published Friday, Aug. 14, 2015)

    Before Thursday night's game in San Diego, Cowboys quarterback Dustin Vaughan called the preseason match-up "a job interview," knowing he needed to play well against the Chargers, and in the three other preseason games, to convince Dallas coaches to keep him on the 53-man roster for a second straight season.

    Round one of the job interview was a success.

    Vaughan threw for 106 yards and led the Cowboys on their only touchdown drive, which included a long 3rd down conversion on a pass to wide receiver Devin Street.

    "I felt confident out there," Vaughan said. "It was better than I did last year, which was a big step for me. Going out there with confidence, leading the offensive group to go and score and put points on the board, it felt really good."

    Vaughan and the Cowboys will host the St. Louis Rams for joint practices in Oxnard Monday and Tuesday before playing the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, Aug. 22, in their next preseason game.

    Important Training Camp Dates:

    • July 28: Team arrives at Pt. Mugu
    • July 30: First practice with the full roster
    • Aug. 9: Blue/White scrimmage, 4:30 p.m. CT
    • Aug. 13: Dallas at San Diego at 9 p.m. CT (Qualcomm Stadium)
    • Aug. 23: Dallas at San Francisco at 7 p.m. CT (Levi's Stadium)
    • Aug. 28: Break camp in Oxnard, return to Dallas
    • Aug. 29: Minnesota at Dallas at 6 p.m. CT (AT&T Stadium)
    • Sept. 3: Houston at Dallas at 7 p.m. (AT&T Stadium)
    • Sept 13: Season Opener on Sunday Night Football on NBC -- New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys 7:30 p.m.