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By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Friday, August 9th, 2013 at 7:14 pm in Oakland Raiders.

The Raiders first possession ended when Matt Flynn was hit on a blindside sack by Sean Lee, losing a fumble to Jason Hatcher . . .

– Sixth-round draft pick Stacy McGee joined third-round pick Sio Moore as rookies in the starting lineup as projected starting tackles Pat Sims (injury) and Vance Walker (paternity leave) were scratched.

– Raiders captains were Charles Woodson and Nick Roach on defense, Flynn and McFadden on offense and Janikowski on special teams. Woodson received the biggest cheer when the defense was introduced before the game.

It was Woodson’s first time at the Coliseum as a Raider since the a 30-21 loss to the New York Giants to end the 2005 season.

– Friday was the first game with the east side third deck structure unofficially known as Al Davis closed. A black tarp adorned with a huge Raiders shield covered approximate 7,000 seats.

Also closed were three sections in the original third deck at the outer edges leading in to the east side deck.

Capacity for the Coliseum this season will be 53,000.

– With the press box elevator breaking down at around 5 p.m., Cowboys defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin was assisted by a two media members who went to the bottom floor and led him through a kitchen area before Coliseum staff took over.

– It was the fourth time in five seasons Dallas served as the Raiders’ first preseason opponent. The Cowboys won 3-0 in Oakland in 2012, the Raiders won 17-9 in Dallas in 2010 and also won 31-10 in Oakland in 2009.

– Contest winners Deja Bryson and James Greer sang God Bless America and the National Anthem before the game.

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  • 504 Raider

    Hanson got schooled by Vince Papali

  • Raider8

    Crawfish Joe Says:
    August 9th, 2013 at 8:09 pm
    Pryor is still electric.
    ++++++++
    …just like throwin a toaster in the bathtub. THAT kind of electric.

    How many points did he get for us again?

  • shutdown

    One reason TP is still not anywhere near what he nedes to be is that he won’t release the ball until the receiver has come out of is break….been a problem in practice —same problem Tebow has had.

  • the famous dr robert

    T. Pryor 3/5 34 6.8 0 1 40.8
    M. Flynn 4/5 37 7.4 0 0 97.5

    just like i said

  • Breaking_Black

    The LA Raiders will look way better, guys.
    Better mojo

  • 0ak r8rs

    Well. Not good. But could have been worse. Cowboys starting OL played the whole half. And it’s their second game, our first. Could have been alot worse.

  • the famous dr robert

    D. McFadden 3 5 1.7 0 3

    just like i said

  • Raider8

    I think our defense looks like s@it.

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    Should see a deep throw or two now.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    TP haters are ridiculous!.

  • RaidO

    TP coming in when they get to the Red zone crap will never work. We have seen situations like that before. The QB needs to play the whole game. It’s all about flow.

  • JT

    Lets see what Pryor can do with the first team offense, then well know.

    But Flynns job to loose

    Thats how I see it bros.

  • RaidingTexas

    Sir RaiderDuck, OMS Says:
    August 9th, 2013 at 8:12 pm
    WESTRAIDER Says:
    August 9th, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    Need DT help ASAP

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

    Sims and Walker will hopefully be back soon.

    ———————————–

    Not just DT, but Houston is also out at DE. The upfront defense could possibly better, but we don’t know from this game.

  • VanHeathen30

    HC/GM both come from the defensive side of the ball and we still can’t create any pass rush from the d-line.
    this team will struggle if both lines don’t improve quickly…

  • raidertalk

    Pryor has shown improvement in my eyes. Looks alot crisper. Aside from the redzone mistakes I think he has progressed.

  • WESTRAIDER

    The bears game in 2 weeks will tell all

  • http://WhyWontGodHealAmputees.com Sir RaiderDuck, OMS

    Raider8 Says:
    August 9th, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    I think our defense looks like s@it.

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

    Disagree. The big problem is pass rush, and I’ve no doubt Tarver and DA have cooked some schemes up for that. No sense tipping our hand when the games don’t count.

  • The Big Banana

    Raider O Says:
    August 9th, 2013 at 8:14 pm
    TP haters are ridiculous!.

    —–

    Post 261. Lol. Smh.

  • 0ak r8rs

    Raider O Says:
    August 9th, 2013 at 8:11 pm
    TP made 2 mistakes that drive, but he looked good.
    Mistakes:
    1- should have passes it to Rivera or an it instead of passing to Butler.
    2- INT

    @@@@@@@

    Those eyes both pretty big mistakes.

  • mcthompso

    nBG Says:
    August 9th, 2013 at 8:12 pm
    Mcthompso Says:
    August 9th, 2013 at 8:10 pm
    Man-this team cannot come remotely close to the qb.
    ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
    First team Oline second team D. What do you expect? When the first D was on the field we did pretty good and SIO LOOKED ok.
    ======
    True that. I was still also kinda referring to 1st quarter too-other than the coverage sack. But Romo was under a little pressure on that 3rd before the block when he checked to Murray.

  • SnBG

    Raider8 Says:
    August 9th, 2013 at 8:13 pm
    I think our defense looks like s@it.
    ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
    Not the first team.

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    Liked it.

  • 0ak r8rs

    Were

  • redshirt

    Raider O Says:
    August 9th, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    TP haters are ridiculous!.
    **********

    T. Pryor 3/5 34 6.8 0 1 40.8
    M. Flynn 4/5 37 7.4 0 0 97.5

  • xraided

    seems that we can’t count on Sims at all based on him not being able to ever get on the field his whole career. Walker is a different story…

  • Whoknows

    How many points did he get for us again?
    ***************************
    I’m pretty sure we only have 3 points total.

  • http://wix.com/ggeden/ggeden GG

    Redshirt Says:
    August 9th, 2013 at 8:12 pm
    GG Says:
    August 9th, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    I’d trade Flynn to the Jaguars, they’re in desperate need of one. Trade him for Jeremy Mincey and a late pick.

    And look for a suitor for McFadden, acquire a 3-tech or DE. Go with Jennings, Stewart, Reece, Olawale.
    ******

    I’d do this… only because Flynn and DMAC aren’t the future, not because TP is the future.

    ========

    Was my thought-process too….Flynn and DMAC arent the future. And we desperately need to upgrade the DL.

    But, also….Pryor might make mistakes but he can do as good a job as Flynn if not more.

  • The_Judge37

    Pu$$y Move Criner

  • RaiderRockstar

    Pryor & Criner. both RRS guys!!

  • 0ak r8rs

    AUSBERRY

  • VanHeathen30

    LA will only support a WINNING Franchise…
    therefore they do NOT want the Raiders.

  • Myopinion

    Aus can make plays.

  • SnBG

    Mr AUS YAC

  • Stringer Bell

    redshirt Says:
    August 9th, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    Stringer Bell Says:
    August 9th, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    Could be worse, we could have Kyle Orton.
    *****

    Looks better than Flynn/Pryor

    **************************
    You gotta be kidding. There’s a reason he’s a backup. He has sucked wherever he’s been.

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    The Al Davis connection.

  • the famous dr robert

    JT Says:
    August 9th, 2013 at 8:14 pm
    Lets see what Pryor can do with the first team offense, then well know.

    But Flynns job to loose

    Thats how I see it bros.
    ************
    this is one of the excuses i predicted.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Aus!!

    another RRS guy

    8)

  • xraided

    AUS!

  • WESTRAIDER

    Love all the DREAD heads in black

  • redshirt

    Ausberry BEAST MODE

  • xraided

    as long as TP learned a lesson there… that is all good. NO MATTER WHAT do not throw back over the middle like that

  • Just Fire Baby

    Not one punt in the half for either team

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    We’ll punch it in. Looks like Palmer in the two minute drill. Hah!

  • http://www.RAIDERS.com Back-n-Black

    no deep shot in an entire half of Raider football??

    Al really is gone

  • Breaking_Black

    AUSBERRY.
    Fight On!

  • Raider8

    redshirt Says:
    August 9th, 2013 at 8:15 pm
    Raider O Says:
    August 9th, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    TP haters are ridiculous!.
    **********

    T. Pryor 3/5 34 6.8 0 1 40.8
    M. Flynn 4/5 37 7.4 0 0 97.5
    ++++++++
    You can’t choke in the redzone like that. PERIOD.

  • VanHeathen30

    fire jt the brick, tonight…
    guy should still be a caller to the ROME show.

  • http://wix.com/ggeden/ggeden GG

    See, Pryor looks so much better as a passer now, mechanics wise, huddling, pocket presence etc.

    Pryor as a young’un, will make a couple of mistakes, but he’s far more upside than Flynn. We need DL.

  • C2E

    watch for Criner

  • 504 Raider

    OC Olsen is losing stock with me. Looks like he’s wearing Greg Knapp styling gel. Not good.