The Dallas Cowboys will go up against the Oakland Raiders in their second preseason game, coming off of a 24-20 victory over the Miami Dolphins in the season opener. Quarterback Tony Romo did not take the field in the team’s previous game, but is expected to see a little action tonight.
Dallas almost choked last week’s game away after leading at halftime 17-3, as the Dolphins came roaring back and made the game tight again at 17-13. However, the Cowboys were able to hold on for the win. It’s the preseason and it doesn’t really matter if you win as long as no one gets hurt, I suppose.
We all remember how the Cowboys’ season ended last year, with the team being eliminated from the playoff race by the rival Washington Redskins. This year, the Cowboys hope for a different outcome — to actually make the playoffs (gasp!) and to go deep into it.
Head coach Jason Garrett is on the hot seat and could be fired mid way through the season like Wade Phillips was a few years back. Many wanted Garrett fired last season, but Jerry Jones stuck with him. It’s a make or break year for the coach and for the whole Cowboys organization.
I predict that the Cowboys will make it two wins in a row tonight, as they will handily defeat the Raiders by the score of 28-13 and remain perfect at 2-0 so far in the preseason.
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