5* NFLX Game of the Week
Dallas vs. Oakland,
08/13/2012 20:00 EDT,
Score: 3 - 0
Point Spread: -1/-110 Oakland
5* NFLX Game of the Week on Oakland Raiders -1
Dallas has lost its last 2 in the preseason to the Raiders by 21 and 8 points, respectively, and I believe it suffers another setback tonight.
The Cowboys believe they have a team capable of making a Super Bowl run. With as banged up as they are, they aren't about to risk further injuries to key players. Dallas is expected to be without wide receiver Miles Austin, rookie cornerback Morris Claiborne, Pro Bowl nose tackle Jay Ratliff (foot), defensive end Jason Hatcher (groin), linebacker Anthony Spencer (hamstring) and center Phil Costa (back). It's also worth noting that wide receiver Dez Bryant isn't 100 percent (hamstring). He's a game-time decision and likely won't play much at all if he does give it a go.
Likely without two of their biggest playmakers (Austin and Bryant) and their center (Costa), the Dallas QBs won't have it easy.
The Raiders are much healthier, and they have more to prove under a new head coach. I also like the quarterback duo of Carson Palmer and Matt Leinart. We'll take Oakland.