The Cincinnati Bengals are one-touchdown favorites versus a Dallas Cowboys team that’s entering Week 2 without its starting quarterback and several other key starters. The AFC Champions couldn’t have asked for a better opportunity to get back on track.

One of the few issues that could cause serious trouble for the Bengals appears to be going quite well, too. During pre-game workouts, the field goal operation appeared to be working just fine with undrafted rookie Cal Adomitis at long snapper.

Evan McPherson was even able to get one in from 61 yards out, per The Athletic’s Paul Dehner Jr.

Keep in mind that Adomitis was locked in in a legit training camp battle for the job before Clark Harris won the spot. The Bengals opted for the veteran but kept the rookie out of Pitt in the practice squad.

The punting operation also looked clean for Cincinnati prior to the game.

Of course, pre-game rehearsals are rarely like the real thing and you know the Cowboys could be aggressive in these special teams’ situations. Now more than ever, special teams will matter in this game. But Bengals fans can probably feel way better after getting to see this new-look specialist unit at work.

Bengals inactives

Another piece of good news for Zac Taylor’s team is that WR Tee Higgins is active. The wide receiver was questionable with a concussion and having him on the field versus a very solid Cowboys defense is a game changer.

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