Originally written on Gridiron Grit  |  Last updated 11/19/14
  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 in the game. I thought our first team defense did exceptionally well. I was real pleased with the way that Darren McFadden played there in the first quarter and so there are some positives about it. We got a lot of young guys a lot of reps. But at the end of the day, the execution is not where it needs to be and we have to be better.   Throughout the game the defense proved they could execute on multiple levels holding the Dallas Cowboys to 202 net yards. The run defense was especially impressive as the Cowboys were held to a total of 49 yards on the ground. The only points of the night came on the Cowboys’ ...
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