Originally written on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 10/17/14
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.   For the first time ever, quarterback Carson Palmer and running back Darren McFadden were on the field at the same time for Oakland. Coming off a foot injury that cost him the final nine games of last season, McFadden looked as explosive, strong, and quick as ever. He only played the first offensive series, but touched the ball on three consecutive plays. On the first, he ran off the right side for a gain of four. Next, the Raiders emptied the backfield for a screen to McFadden, who motioned out to wide receiver, picking up 18 yards. Lastly, he broke a 16 yard run to the left side. In total McFadden caught one pass fo...
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