Dallas Cowboys vs Oakland Raiders
Considering that the Oakland only roadway victory in previous season came versus the league's worst team in Chiefs, this year's Thanksgiving Day house game must be a stroll in the park for the Dallas. However Cowboys undecided run protection will need to be healthy and balanced and also on its game if Darren McFadden has orders with each other, as well as Matt Flynn a minimum of gives Raiders some secret under facility.
The Oakland still have some significant holes on defense for Co and also Tony Romo to make use of. Who will cover Miles Austin and Dez Bryant ? New corners Mike Jenkins as well as Tracy Porter yes, that Mike Jenkins aren't specifically scaring any person.
Raiders, though, seems to have a large game versus a premium team once or two times annually. So while the Oakland aren't the Cowboys' most significant concern, this might be a trap.
I'm betting against that occurring, just due to the fact that I believe a healthy and balanced Cowboys offense could light it up versus an Raiders D that surrendered 27.7 factors per game in previous year as well as really did not obtain substantially a lot better in the offseason. Plus, the Boys are well-rested for a short week in the house.
Oakland Raiders vs Dallas Cowboys
The Dallas shed eight games in previous season and hindsight claims they really did not lose to numerous bad groups. A 34-21 overtime loss to the New Orleans in Week 16 pain, yet the or else the worst team the Cowboys lost to was the 9-7 NY Giants.
The Dallas discharged protective planner Rob Ryan because of their absence of success last season. Ryan's protection intercepted merely 7 passes and also permitted opposing running backs to typical 4.5 backyards per carry. A new plan may change points in the season, however don't bet on a quick turnaround. The Dallas weaknesses play to Raiders perceived toughness. The Oakland need to run the ball with Darren McFadden and let Matt Flynn take a couple of chances when Cowboys cornerbacks transform their backs in guy insurance coverage. The end outcome must be a respectable quantity of offense.
Raiders protection has been a trouble for numerous years and also adding a lot of bargain freelances isn't really likely going to transform their ton of moneys. Unless the Oakland land a truly transcendent protective gamer in the draft, they are going to have difficulty protecting the pass.
Tony Romo is much better compared to folks think and he has Jason Witten, Dez Bryant as well as Miles Austin to target. The Oakland could be able to decrease teams with one or two choices in the death game, yet restricting three is merely as well much to ask of the personnel. Anticipate a closer compared to anticipated game, with the Oakland dropping brief.
Score Prediction: Raiders 24, Cowboys 28