Tim Tebow can't wait to get hit by Cowboys

Tim Tebow talked to ESPN's Ed Werder before he went into his quarterback meeting Thursday and said he can't wait to get in there and get hit and play the game he grew up playing.

Tebow believes the preseason games -- starting with Thursday night's opener against the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium -- will allow him to showcase qualities that are critically important but not apparent in most training-camp practices.

"Now it's about playing real football and not the touch football we've been playing," Tebow said.