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First quarter: Cowboys 3, Raiders 0

Scoring

Dal_Nick Folk 36-yard field goal, :39

Notes:

– Justin Fargas gains 7 on last play of quarter. He’s got 52 yards rushing.

– Tashard Choice takes direct snap, races 66 yards through huge hole before chased down by Asomugha at 11-yard line. Cowboys called for holding, first-and-10 at 21. Huff saves TD on run by Choice to 13. Trevor Scott brings down Felix Jones in coverage with one hand. Third-and-17, Romo can’t find target, incomplete. Scott pressures.

Fans boo wasted opportunity _ Folk’s 36-yard FG is good.

– Raiders can’t convert third-and-4 near midfield, Gradkowski to Schilens, incomplete. McFadden had earlier 12-yard run. Passing game not stepping up. Raiders called for holding following Lechler punt which Crayton fair caught at 13. Lost some good field position there.

– Cowboys go three-and-out from the 8, gain a yard. Huff gets second pass breakup. Trevor Scott playing exclusively as an LB, hasn’t had hand on the ground yet.

Raiders lose field position on illegal block in pack on Higgins punt return (Thomas Howard). Raiders open at 30.

– Backed up at 7, Fargas gets Raiders out of a hole with 22 yards run. After holding penalty, Fargas gets 12 up the middle. Raiders moving Cowboys off the ball on the run. Schilens can’t hold third-and-6 pass, tough chance. Lechler punts, Cowboys hold, open at 8-yard line.

– Miles Austin gets inside Nnamdi Asomugha, gets no help, gains 49 yards on pass from Romo to the 27. False start, illegal hands to face on Dallas bring up seocnd-and-24 at the 41. Incomplete to Austin on third down. Third-and-24 pass broken up by Michael Huff _ early? Refs say no. Matt McBriar punts out of bounds at the 7.

– McFadden in slot, gains 16-yard from Gradkowski on second play from scrimmage. Later is wide left, ball goes elsewher. Raiders end up punting on first possession.

– Gary Russell back for opening kickoff. David Buehler’s kickoff carries out of the end zone for touchback.

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  • GForce21

    Lets go dmac

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    Our quarterback is better than Johnny Unitas, Joe Montana, and Dan Marino!*

    *based on high school stats

  • Ghost2Post

    That Fargas is one tough SOB!

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    Shades of Marino on that one!

  • GForce21

    dhb is not separating from coverage

  • priesttj

    Hey-Bey SUCKS!! that was a TD, NOW you know what I mean.

  • aig

    dhb was stupid for slowing down.

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    Footwork very similar to Montana on that one…

  • priesttj

    Why are we starting tis kid he doesn’t have a freakin’ CLUE!! that was a perfectly trhown pass from Grads and he has no clue how to go after the ball.

  • GForce21

    Aside from not separating, he fails to track the ball when its in the air. Plus, if he managed to separate AND track the ball, he probably would not catch it anyway.

  • aig

    cable set up fake dhb reverse twice….next one has got to be a dhb reverse

  • 16yearsold16yearfan

    does jamarcus look smaller to you when they showed him on the sideline he looked like he lost some weight and huff and scott ar balling

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    LOL. priest, you said you weren’t going to criticize him anymore. Guess you can’t help it. I don’t blame you.

  • Ghost2Post

    Is Scott playing LB?

  • priesttj

    We just had roomates run into each other dropping a pick for six.

  • aig

    Gforce
    so true.

  • aig

    ghost,

    they benched howard for scott today.

  • AbusedByAl

    Huff playing very well.
    Cowboys bring a lot of pressure to the QB. We have difficulty sustaining drives… but not too bad so far.

  • GForce21

    Secondary having a hard time with that perennial pro bowler miles Austin.

    Wonder if dmac is jealous of Felix Jones right now.

  • GForce21

    We are holding Felix just under 20 per carry.

  • AbusedByAl

    I wrote that too early… TD Cowboys :-(

  • aig

    morrison needs to be benched. He cannot get off a fcking block.

  • priesttj

    MR, it’s obvious to me Russell will be back sooner than we all think.

    It’s the same thing we’re leaving the defense on the field way too long. We’re running on then but the pass is non-existent. Simple as that.

    BENCH HEY-BEY NOW!!! who will they scapegoat next for Hey-Bey? the great Grads???

  • AbusedByAl

    And there were too many penalties in the 1st Q.

  • armond

    will the great grad bring us back now gentlemen? dhb sucks and the organization will have to live with this one. they better hope he developes cuz i see no football instincts from him at all. he makes all of these halfazz attempts to go for the ball. its disgusting.

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    D’s already tired. They didn’t practice this week. Just celebrated their meaningless mid season victory. This is a big part of why the Raiders have sucked for so long. Al Davis fostering this environment. Remember, Kiffin talked about how he was going to change that. No more Super Bowl celebrations just for being 2-2. The goal is to win a Super Bowl, not beat Denver one time, while losing 12 games.

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    Why do we keep running? Put the ball in Marino’s hands!

  • aig

    looks like Morrison missed his gap assignment over pursuing the player

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    I think he read the receivers just like Marino, AIG. The delivery? Not so much. But he definitely resembled Marino when he was looking off his progressions.

  • armond

    cable is a damn liar and i want him fired after the season. he lied on jamarcus twice to save his own butt. priest is right about him sayin some guys would make a difference and now they dont? get real. he put his foot in his mouth cuz if grads dont win games al davis will remember his comments.

  • priesttj

    Hey, Cable!! same players same crap huh? Same players same crap Cable you liar!! what will you do now? because your job is on the line sucka!!

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    The Raiders are exhausted from a tough week of practice for the Bengals, then 3 days of celebrating. Guarantee you the Raiders’ practices this week were a joke. All laughing and goofing around, as if Dallas is going to just lay down for them because the beat the Bengals.

  • aig

    priesttj,

    I expect Mr. to be who he is. I am quite disappointed you actually talks like him.

    But then again, I wanted JR benched and I am quite happy. It sucks you have to live with JR riding pine. I know it was never his fault. I know it was never his fault he didnt want to show up for work on a day off.

  • armond

    also why the hell is a healthy dmc not touchin the ball more now? this guy has no clue how to utilize this talent and one of those damn fake endarounds to dhb needs to just go to him. he is being very predictable to the point where the cowboys dont even have to guess what to do. just give to fargas no matter what.

  • priesttj

    Cowboy’s have 10 in the box because they kn ow we caan’t pass!!

  • aig

    how many 3 and outs today priest? oh i’m sorry that Grad cna run a little more than Jafatbust.

  • priesttj

    The great Gradkowski strikes again!!

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    Unitas just called a timeout.

  • RaiderSam

    They needed that first down….good thing Gradkowski can run….Grad has to go DOWNFIELD

  • GForce21

    He needs to go downfield to someone other than dhb, who just showed that he cannot catch the ball when covered or standing by himself.

  • armond

    damn grads called a timeout, i thought he knew the playbook?

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    OK, AIG, we can lose by 30 today, as long as JR is benched. It’s cool. Between that and your astute scientific findings earlier that Gradkowski was better than Marino, Montana, and Unitas in high school, I have to say you’re in the right mindset today, AIG. You should be a motivational coach.

  • aig

    he was smart enough to realize they have the wrong play for what the cowgirls were showing. I mean he could have played it just like JR did against teh Jets in the first play.

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    Don’t worry, AIG. Montana got sacked a lot, too. Your comparison still holds up!

  • Midwest Fan

    The D’s gotta create a turnover!

  • priesttj

    They’re showing my old friend Skip Peete.

  • http://none The Real MaddenRaider

    Defense is exhausted. They did not prepare this week. Beating a good team like the Bengals was the mountain top they were aiming for. They couldn’t care less about actually becoming a good team themselves. Just making the old man happy with one win.

  • aig

    first play with howard in, he blows his cov.

  • priesttj

    Should we put Russell in now or later, why watse snaps on this lame?

  • 16yearsold16yearfan

    grad missed dhb on what could have been a 1st down even though drops hella balls probably would have have lived up to his name put where he has a chance since he is so much better than jr at that