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Quarterback Dak Prescott of the Dallas Cowboys throws a pass against the Los Angeles Rams at the Los Angeles Coliseum during preseason on Aug. 13, 2016 in Los Angeles. Getty Images

The Dallas Cowboys will become the first team to play their second game of the 2017 NFL preseason when they take the field Saturday night. The defending NFC East champions are set to visit the Los Angeles Rams at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

NFL Network is the TV channel that will broadcast the contest nationally, and the game is set to start at 9 p.m. EDT. Fans can watch a free live stream at nflonline.nlf.com to get their first look at Dak Prescott and other key Dallas players this season.

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With one more exhibition game on the schedule than 30 other teams, the Cowboys rested their starters in last week’s Hall of Fame Game against the Arizona Cardinals. Dallas got the better of the Arizona Cardinals’ backups, 20-18, though the team’s first-stringers should see some time on the field in L.A.

It was a year ago that Prescott made his NFL debut against the Rams in the preseason. He was nearly perfect, completing 10 of 12 passes for 139 yards and two touchdowns. His 154.5 passer rating wasn’t viewed as significant at the time since it came against L.A.’s backups and Tony Romo was supposed to be the starting quarterback.

Little did the team know it was a sign of things to come. Prescott would go on to start every one of the Cowboys’ regular-season games in 2016, having one of the best rookie years for a quarterback in NFL history.

"That's up to the coaches how much I'm going to play," Prescott said of the team’s upcoming game, via The Dallas Morning News. "I'm excited. It's football. I get to play in another game. I wanted to play last week obviously. Just watching the guys play gets you fired up even more, so I'm ready to go."

Prescott hasn’t played in a game since the Cowboys were eliminated from last year’s postseason. After leading the NFC with a 13-3 record, Dallas was ousted by the Green Bay Packers in their first playoff game. The blame didn’t fall on the shoulders of Prescott, who threw for 302 yards and three touchdowns.

Ezekiel Elliott also put up big numbers, rushing for 125 yards on 22 attempts in his final game as a rookie. Elliott didn’t play against Arizona, and it’s unknown if he’ll play Saturday.

It would make sense for Rams’ starting quarterback Jared Goff to get a few snaps in the team’s first preseason game. The No.1 overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft played in seven games as a rookie, and he didn’t appear ready to be an NFL starter.

Goff threw for 1,089 yards, five touchdowns and seven interceptions. His passer rating of 63.6 would have been the NFL’s worst if he played enough to qualify among the rest of the league’s starters. Completing 54.6 percent of his passes, Goff only finished ahead of Cam Newton.

It won’t be long before the two teams meet again. They are scheduled to play in Dallas in Week 4 on Sunday, Oct. 1.