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The Dallas Cowboys opened their preseason on the road against the Oakland Raiders in less than impressive fashion. America’s Team was only able to tally a field goal in this offensively-lacking matchup, but miraculously, three points was enough to solidify a victory.
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The game did not offer much in entertainment, but brought many concerns to the forefront for the Cowboys as they move forward with the regular season just a few weeks away.
It’s difficult to properly evaluate a team in their first preseason game as many of the kinks are being worked out, but there were some things to note in their performance.
Here is a look at five things we learned about the Cowboys from their 3-0 win on Monday:
1. The Offensive Line is Atrocious
The Cowboys’ offensive line has been bad before, but it was downright awful against the Raiders on Monday Night Football. The first team offense ran 11 plays and gained just 22 yards with Tony Romo behind cent...
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Terrelle Pryor could be the quarterback of the future for the Oakland Raiders, but right now he’s crap, dog crap to be specific. After a 3-0 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, Pryor summed up his performance with refreshing candor, or at least as much as you can with his reference.
“I just think I played like dog crap,” he said according to Paul Gutierrez of CSNBayArea.com, via Profootballtalk...
Dallas Cowboys outside linebacker DeMarcus Waresays there’s only one offensive tackle in the league who can shut him down. Fortunately for the Cowboys, that happens in practice, not games. Ware says Tyron Smith, the Cowboys’ 2011 first-round draft pick, has been making his life difficult in training camp, and has blocked him like no other [...]
The competition for the No. 3 receiver role has been one of the most highly contested and closely watched battles throughout Cowboys training camp.
Going into their first preseason game against the Oakland Raiders, the leader of the competition was Kevin Ogletree who was followed closely by training camp stud Cole Beasley.
Other receivers competing for the spot were Andre Holmes...
The long anticipated return to live action for the Oakland Raiders ended in a 3-0 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Monday Night Football in their preseason opener. The score in preseason games matter little because the starters and contributors play very little. The Raiders were able to get a look at the players on the roster and evaluate the strength and weaknesses.
Jeff Demps the Olympic sprinter and former RB for the Florida Gators has announced he is ready to get back to Football and the Raiders are in need of adding another running back with all the injuries that are piling up. Jeff Demps played for the Florida Gators for four years as a change of [...]
Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne has no issues with Friday's comments made by team executive vice president Stephen Jones about the rookie needing to play through certain "things." In fact, Claiborne understands why the front office would be frustrated with having its top pick sidelined by a wrist injury during the OTAs and minicamp and now a knee injury in training...
Oakland Raiders QB Terrelle Pryor finally gets his chance to play after sitting out his entire rookie season, with the exception being thrown in on a 3rd and 1 for QB sneak against the Chiefs last October.
Head coach Dennis Allen says Pryor will get plenty of snaps tonight behind Carson Palmer and Matt Leinart as they host a preseason matchup against the Dallas Cowboys, and he’s...
Oakland Raiders linebacker Aaron Curry has not yet returned from Los Angeles, where he was getting a second opinion on his injured knees. Curry told CSN Bay Area on Aug. 5 that he received stem cell treatments after injuring his knees during offseason workouts. His knees were not improving so he left camp at the end of the week to have them re-examined. He has been on the physically...
Not quite ready for primetime
Cowboys, 3 – Raiders, 0
I confess to having watched every second of the trainwreck last night that was Cowboys vs. Raiders. The ugliest NFL team in the ugliest NFL town playing in the ugliest NFL stadium in front of the ugliest NFL fans against the team with one of the ugliest post-season track records over the past decade and a half can...
With week one of the preseason in the books, the Oakland Raiders have answered a few questions and raised a few more. The most notable improvement was on the defensive side of the ball where both the first team run defense and pass rush have vastly improved. Offensively, however, the Raiders struggled.
Coach Allen went on to state: I think there are obviously some positives...
Darren McFadden needed one series to show he's in midseason form for Oakland following a foot injury that cut his last season short.
Most of the rest of the first-team offensive players for the Raiders and Dallas Cowboys need plenty of work to get back to that level.
McFadden picked up where he left off last season by gaining 38 yards on Oakland's first three plays of the...
OXNARD, Calif. Jason Wittens spleen injury has the Dallas Cowboys scrambling for help at the tight end position while also hoping the All-Pros recovery does not impact his availability for the teams regular-season opener on Wednesday, Sept. 4 against the Giants.
In Monday's preseason game at Oakland, the star tight end caught a short pass from pressured quarterback Tony Romo...