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Final: Cowboys 24, Raiders 7

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Thursday, November 26th, 2009 at 4:25 pm in Oakland Raiders.

Scoring

Dal_Roy Williams 6-yard pass from Tony Romo (Nick Folk kicks PAT), 13:12

Notes:

– Raiders drive into Dallas territory, Darrius Heyward-Bey catches 17-yard pass, Gradkowski 17 yards to Schilens. Getting some cosmetic stats late. Drive dies at 20 when Gradkowski throws incomplete.

Raiders call last time out with 1:44 to play before Cowboys begin to kill clock. Barber first down will allow Cowboys to kneel on ball for the win.

– Third down, Marion Barber for 32 yards and a first down. Dallas has 384 yards on its 10 biggest plays.

– Gradkowski sacked by Anthony Spencer, Raiders can’t manage a first down, punt it back to Dallas wtih 8:12 left.

– Dallas penalizes itself into third-and-23, Romo throws short to Witten, Dallas punts at 10 minute mark.

– Down 24-7, with 13:12 left, Raiders need an answer _ and it needs to come quicker than an 11-play drive. Instead, they go three-and-out with 11:46 to play

– First play of fourth quarter _ Romo to Witten for 44 yards to the 8-yard line. Two snaps later, Romo finds Williams for six yards and a score as Chris Johnson looks immediately at Tyvon Branch as Raiders assess a blown coverage.

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  • RaiderDuck

    Well, that sucked. Shoulda just played GTA…

  • 4evaRaider

    4evaRaider Says:
    November 26th, 2009 at 4:27 pm
    well it looks like the nfc is a little stronger defensivly than the afc…Our defense lost this one I think but still we got a ways 2 go but steAlers up next…hang tough and prepair!!!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAaQNACwaLw Raider75

    Repost:

    priesttj Says:
    November 26th, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    Taxguy, have you ever seen Russell or been around him? have you talked to the coaches? Have you talke to the players?

    I have and I know for a fact he cares and works. he’s just young and stupid, he needs to frow up

    ………………..
    lol. I agree priest. I don’t like the bro-hawk either.

  • AbusedByAl

    We lost, but we can play worse than we did today.

  • Raiders4eve

    Repost

    Raiders4eve Says:
    November 26th, 2009 at 4:27 pm
    Well, I love the Raiders always will, May God change our fortunes and allow us to see our beloved team be the best in this league. Amen

    With that said, happy thanksgiving 2 u all

  • AbusedByAl

    I’d say O-line was often overwhelmed. Also too many stupid penalties again. Schilens is the most competent WR we have. Miller is v.good. Murphy was close a few times today. DHB… he can be worse too.

  • priesttj

    Well, your hero did the best he could which isn’t much but he was game. The Great Gradkowski will be back!!… unfortunately!!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAaQNACwaLw Raider75

    Captain Kirk needs to go away. His run technique is horrible. Can’t shed blocks, is constantly out of position, and can’t read the play.

    Guy got blew up by Witten multiple times today.

  • RaidingTexas

    For those unnamed DUHMARCUS defenders . . .

    In 10 starts this season, DUHMARCUS completed 50% or more of his passes a total of 2 times.

    In 2 starts, Gradkowski completed 50% or more of his passes BOTH TIMES. He also completed OVER 50% in his one long relief appearance against the Jets.

    Bruce is not the answer, but he gives the team a better chance until the Raiders can find a real QB. It’s over with DUHMARCUS. Move on.

  • AbusedByAl

    Cowboys had better O and better D. Austin is great, Romo didn’t make any big mistakes. Not the greatest, but knows what he’s doing most of the times. We were almost always in the game thanks to good D, but they beat us and we must not complain. Our O still needs to get better, definitely better. Too many 3 and outs.

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  • AbusedByAl

    Ah, and I still have to see ONE good run from DMAC. All I saw from him today was getting stopped after one yard when he was “rushing”.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAaQNACwaLw Raider75

    Gradkowski finishes 18-35 for 200 yards and 1 TD.

    Had a few drops as well, but was constantly under pressure.

    Gradkowski has more TD passes in 2 games than Russell had in 9 games.

    Could have been better, but still did enough to keep Russell on the bench.

  • priesttj

    The Oline played well until we got down by 17 to zip. Then they turned tthe dogs loose.

    The way we ran the ball all over them if Grads had helped with the pass we could’ve kept them off balance. But when you pass for 20 yards the whole half you’re screwed. Dallas is just too talented.

  • Nnamdi21

    Blown coverages, poor tackling, no pass rush up front, and the same ole traveshamockery of an offense = another embarrasing loss.

    At least we scored a TD.

    Damm.

    McFadden got reps and produced some but nothing of consequence.

    Bush was given the ball once I can recall. 7 yds.

    Sam Williams was victimized time and again in coverage.

    Why the **** is this guy on a team?

    Gallery made another stupid azz play that cost us momentum and likely points.

    Should get fined for an ugly, blatant chop block.

    Talk about busts, he’s bigger then any of the Raiders draft picks including DMC.

    Gradkowski is a below average schmoe who’s endeared himself to his QB coach over the years.

    He may work his azz off, but he’ll never be any better then sub par.

    Get to work Russell.

  • Nnamdi21

    RaidingTexas Says:
    November 26th, 2009 at 4:34 pm
    For those unnamed DUHMARCUS defenders . . .

    In 10 starts this season, DUHMARCUS completed 50% or more of his passes a total of 2 times.

    In 2 starts, Gradkowski completed 50% or more of his passes BOTH TIMES. He also completed OVER 50% in his one long relief appearance against the Jets.

    Bruce is not the answer, but he gives the team a better chance until the Raiders can find a real QB. It’s over with DUHMARCUS. Move on.

    ===========================

    Russell’s this teams QB. Deal whith it and stop trying to make fetch happen.

    Gradkowski didn’t complete a pass to a wide until the 3rd quarter.

    Maybe you should’ve watched the game instead of straining your brain cell to come up with a “clever” Russell rip.

  • priesttj

    75, are you stupid did you see how many picks he threw that they didn’t catch? How many wide pen recievrs he missed? Grads was aweful!!

    He played better in the 2nd half but it was nothing he could do, he’s just not talented enough……….period. Great guy mediocre QB at best.

  • RaidingTexas

    Gallery. Huff. Russell. McFadden. Heywood-Bey.

    It’s a sickening trend. A lot of money tied up in first-round picks who are fourth-round talent at best.

    I wish Al Davis would just go away so the team can rebuild for real.

  • RaidingTexas

    Nnamdi21 Says:
    November 26th, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    Russell’s this teams QB.

    ===========================

    Really? Then why is he on the sideline wearing pom-poms? Because that’s what he is right now, a $30 million cheerleader. And when he is on the field, he’s a $30 million eyesore.

  • 4evaRaider

    steAlers next up….dialing it in week by week still giving up big plays…inside our red-zone D is good…2 many big plays.

    Finally a DE…DeMarcus Ware had his way with Henderson most of the game.So sinse last season Henderson has done an outstanding job untill 2day…Hats off 2 Ware he showed a chinck in Henderson’s armor.Lets hope he works on this and grows more.

  • Einstein

    Good thing the fat azz with the Brohawk didn’t start at QB, we would have lost 24-0.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAaQNACwaLw Raider75

    # priesttj Says:
    November 26th, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    75, are you stupid did you see how many picks he threw that they didn’t catch? How many wide pen recievrs he missed? Grads was aweful!!

    He played better in the 2nd half but it was nothing he could do, he’s just not talented enough……….period. Great guy mediocre QB at best.
    ……..
    Stupid? Whatever nut-sucker.

    Picks they didn’t catch? Last I checked, that isn’t a stat in the NFL.

    Yeah, there were some wide open WRs but Gradkowski was under a lot of pressure.

    By the way… the word is awful, not aweful. When you are accusing someone else of being stupid you should really use spell-check.

  • 16yearsold16yearfan

    bill romo said we would have had a better chance with jamarcus and grad was playing jittery all game

  • RaidingTexas

    I agree, 4eva. DeMarcus is a top-notch defensive pass rusher. I’m amazed that the passing game produced as well as it did today with him and Ratliff pushing through the line all day.

    Bruce still had 50% completion and 200 yards passing in that onslaught. DUHMARCUS had less than 150 yards SEVEN FKNG TIMES IN NINE TRIES this season. How can he be defended? It’s just ridiculous.

  • Einstein

    f bill romo. Brohawk fat boys sucks azz hole.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAaQNACwaLw Raider75

    # Einstein Says:
    November 26th, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    Good thing the fat azz with the Brohawk didn’t start at QB, we would have lost 24-0.
    ………..

    It wouldn’t have been that close. Russell would have been sacked 12 times at least and fumbled 3 times or more.

    Add in the fact that the team doesn’t play hard for Russell and this would have been a 40 point blowout.

  • Einstein

    We need to just waive JaMarcus NOW and cut our losses. Dude sucks, and he has a brohawk, how lame azz is that.

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    Seemed like some bad play calling in the first half especially. We came out running well and then stopped. The OL gave Gradowski very little time but the Dallas defense is good.
    Defense blew some really big plays.
    Cable should stop thinking about replacing JLH on punts and do something about. We actually had Bush back there, what about using McFadden and STOP running McFadden between the tackles.

    Someone should also tell our linebackers to stop celebrating a tackle when we’re losing.
    We’ve lost too many drives with long passes to DHB. Nice play in the end zone though with the TD.

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    Happy Thanksgiving anyways and let’s win the next one.

  • Einstein

    Raider75 Says:
    November 26th, 2009 at 4:56 pm
    # Einstein Says:
    November 26th, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    Good thing the fat azz with the Brohawk didn’t start at QB, we would have lost 24-0.
    ………..

    It wouldn’t have been that close. Russell would have been sacked 12 times at least and fumbled 3 times or more.

    Add in the fact that the team doesn’t play hard for Russell and this would have been a 40 point blowout.
    —————————————————–

    Good point, my bad for underestimating how bad the game would have been with the fat azz brohawk starting. My guess is 4 lost fumbles and 6 picks with 4 for TD’s.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAaQNACwaLw Raider75

    # 16yearsold16yearfan Says:
    November 26th, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    bill romo said we would have had a better chance with jamarcus and grad was playing jittery all game
    …………

    Unless Romo is giving advice on steroids, I wouldn’t put much stock in his opinion.

    But hey, he’s entitled to it.

  • Einstein

    Anyone notice when the camera shows Brohawk on the sideline he has his stupid ski hat on and he is eating something? Dude needs to mix in a salad every now and then.

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    Anyone coming on her saying we should have played Russell has their head in a real unfortunate place.

  • 4evaRaider

    Yep that was a pressure-cooker 4 Gradkowski.Last week I stated that Cincy would be smart 2 throw the kitchen sink at Grads and they didnt and it cost them.Dallas did their homework and did throw then kitchen sink,imo.Good game even tho we lost.Not bad for a 2nd start.

  • Einstein

    Anyone else notice how bad Kirk Morrison SUCKED today?

  • 4evaRaider

    OHHHH YEAH DHB 1st TDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

    took awhile but turn the page and GOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAaQNACwaLw Raider75

    No doubt 4eva. Would have liked to see this game with Gradkowski or Garcia having been the starter all season.

    Russell has set this team back big time. Should be way ahead of where they are now. Guy is a POS.

    Maybe he can pull a VY and get it together, but I doubt it.

  • http://www.us.army.mil/ texguy

    Einstein. Yes the whole world saw it. Another area not addressed during the last draft.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAaQNACwaLw Raider75

    # Einstein Says:
    November 26th, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    Anyone else notice how bad Kirk Morrison SUCKED today?
    …………

    Yeah. See post #8

  • RaidingTexas

    Yep. And it took Bruce Gradkowski playing QB to get DHB that first TD!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAaQNACwaLw Raider75

    Happy Holidays guys.

    Be safe everyone (Even priest and MR)

    Gotta go watch UT and A&M!

  • 4evaRaider

    Which brings me back 2 the question…Does the staff think that at 6’3 245lbs Slade Norris is a MLB???

  • DarthPirate

    Gradkowski and Morrison suck.

    We need to address the linebackers, D Tackle and
    O Tackle in the draft.

    Raiderfans.net sucks for not letting non paying users use the forums during gameday.

    That is all…

    Enjoy the rest of your thanksgiving everyone. Believe it or not, I’m thankful to be a Raiders fan.

  • Thec07

    1st MLB
    2nd RT
    3rd DT
    4th RG

  • DarthPirate

    Thec07, I agree.

  • Thec07

    our middle is very soft, we give up way way way too many big plays….

  • RaidingTexas

    Thec07, and pick up a free agent QB for gawd sake.

  • DarthPirate

    Morrison couldn’t shed blocks worth a damn today.

  • Thec07

    DarthPirate,

    Morrison = 3rd rate mlb. Bring in the best MLB in the draft or trade out and stockpile…

  • Kirk

    Fargas starting + no blitzing = Raiders losing