Originally written on Know Your Dallas Cowboys: The Blog  |  Last updated 8/14/12

OAKLAND, CA – AUGUST 13: Kyle Orton #18 of the Dallas Cowboys throws a pass against the Oakland Raiders in the second quarter of an NFL pre-season football game at O.co Coliseum on August 13, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)

The Dallas Cowboys’ offensive starters played until the beginning of the second quarter on Monday night. The team gained nine yards on that possession, which doubled what the offense had gained on its first two possessions in the first quarter.

The rest of the game wasn’t any more impressive, as the Cowboys struggled to move the ball all game long. The teams were tied 0-0 at halftime.

Kyle Orton led the Cowboys on their longest drive of the game, taking the offense from its own 18 to the Oakland 15 before the drive stalled. The key play was a 20-yard completion to rookie tight end Andrew Szczerba. A pass interference penalty on the Raiders also helped.

The defense had some trouble with rookie receiver Rod Streater, but neither he nor the rest of the Oakland offense could pose much of a threat in Dallas territory. The Raiders missed two field goals in the loss, and the Cowboys put the game away when Mana Silva picked off Terrelle Pryor with less than 40 seconds left in the game.

Running back Jamize Olawale from the University of North Texas led the Cowboys in the ground by rushing 12 times for 42 yards. DeMarco Murray and Felix Jones combined for a total of four rushing yards.

Dez Bryant played and caught a 24-yard pass. Andre Holmes caught three passes for 40 yards.

Dallas next plays at San Diego on Saturday night.

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