THE COWBOYS AND THE REST OF THE WEST.

Posted April 04, 2013

ACCORDING to the poll on the website, 49% of fans are looking forward to the Raiders-Cowboys game more than any other away game this year. We also get to face them this preseason to boot.

It's not unusual that we face the Cowboys in the preseason or in a scrimmage, but the idea of establishing regional superiority in a REAL game has a nice sound to it. Particularly if we can beat the Chargers in their home.

The menu also includes the Texans, but it remains to be seen just who will eat who in that game. (Admittedly I don't like the match-up of their defense and our Offense.)

We won't see Arizona this year, and I'm not sure about prime-time games either, but my guess is that until we raise our regional standing, (since the AFC West is such a volatile division), the message that "WE are back", won't carry as much weight with a division win alone. Remember when we swept the division in 2010 and still finished 3rd in the division with no playoffs? It did nothing to alter people's perception of us as a team. 

We need to beat teams in the southwest and get back that Raider mystique. We gotta get back some of that fear based hate that used to be the fuel for our "Us Against the World" mentality.

 

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