Dallas Cowboys-Oakland Raiders: What We Learned in Preseason Week Two

August 14, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Early this morning, I published my initial reactions and game notes from the Cowboys vs. Raiders contest last night.  Since then, I spent about six hours dissecting the game film.  Below are the answers to the 13 pregame questions I proposed a few days ago. Pardon any typos, as I am running on three hours of sleep.
1. How much will the starters play and will they erupt against Oakland’s second-team defense?
Wade Phillips said the initial goal was to have the starting offense play 15 snaps (about two series).  Tony Romo and the skill position players ended up on the field for 17 plays, scoring just three points.  Meanwhile, the starting offensive line stayed in the game for another series to block for backup Jon Kitna.
On defense, a few players were on the field well into the second quarter.  After the first two series, Orlando Scandrick and Bryan McCann were in with the first-team defense, but starter Mike Jenkins was t...

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