Dallas Cowboys Must Not Underestimate Oakland Raiders

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The Dallas Cowboys will face the Oakland Raiders for the second time in four years.  The last time the Cowboys played the Raiders on Thanksgiving, the Cowboys came out on top with a 24-7 victory.

Tony Romo is 5-1 as the starting quarterback for the Cowboys on Thanksgiving and the Raiders come into today’s game having only won two road games in the past two seasons. While the Raiders have certainly looked like an improved football team and may be a legitimate squad going forward, their lack of ability to produce on the road could prove to be too much to over come today.

What looks like an “easy win” to some could easily prove to be a classic trap game for the Cowboys. With the Cowboys’ ability to make any team look like a contender on any given day, the Cowboys will need to come out focused and sharp if they want to take care of business at home. In the past, the Cowboys have been suspect at home, but this season they have proven to be formidable at home posting a 4-1 record thus far. However, all 4-1 records are not the same.

In their four games against teams with losing records, the Cowboys have taken care of business and gone undefeated. The one time they did face a team at home who currently has a winning record, they lost to Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos. The Cowboys are looking to have the same type of success other NFC East teams have had against the Raiders. The NFC East is 3-0 against the Raiders this year and one of those wins includes a 49-10 thrashing by the Philadelphia Eagles.

Rodney Gray Jr. is a Dallas Cowboys writer for RantSports.com Follow him on Twitter @AGuyNameRodknee, “Like” him on Facebook or add to him to your network on Google.


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