Wide Receiver Amari Cooper
Following the Oakland Raiders defeat to the Dallas Cowboys, here are the game notes presented by Microsoft Surface.
<span style="text-decoration: underline;">Raiders 20, Cowboys 24</span>
The Raiders fell to the Dallas Cowboys in their final away game of the preseason by a score of 20-24.
The win by the Cowboys is their second in the last three preseason matchups against the Raiders.
Despite the loss, Oakland still holds a 19-11 advantage against the Cowboys in the preseason and brings their all-time preseason record to 129-132-1.
Starters – Offense
WR Michael Crabtree
T Marshall Newhouse
G/T Kelechi Osemele
C Rodney Hudson
G Gabe Jackson
G/T Vadal Alexander
FB Jamize Olawale
WR Amari Cooper
QB Derek Carr
RB Marshawn Lynch
TE Jared Cook
Starters – Defense
DE Khalil Mack
DE Mario Edwards Jr.
DT Eddie Vanderdoes
DT Justin Ellis
LB Bruce Irvin
LB Marquel Lee
LB Jelani Jenkins
CB David Amerson
CB TJ Carrie
S Reggie Nelson
S Karl Joseph
QB Derek Carr *tossed two touchdowns, including the team’s longest passing play of the 2017 preseason on a 48-yard pass to *WR Amari Cooper, and finished with a passer rating of 140.3.
DT Treyvon Hester recorded his third sack of the preseason, tying the most in the NFL.
*LB LaTroy Lewis *returned a fumble forced by *CB Antonio Hamilton *65 yards for a touchdown, the Raiders’ first defensive score of the preseason.
<span style="text-decoration: underline;">Raiders Debut</span>
S Obi Melifonwu
Melifonwu took the field for the first time as a Raider and recorded his first tackle in uniform for the Silver and Black on the first defensive series of the night.
Melifonwu finished with two tackles and added one on special teams.
<span style="text-decoration: underline;">Highlights</span>
QB Derek Carr
Carr opened up the second quarter with a deep pass to WR Cordarrelle Patterson, who hauled in the 17-yard pass for the Raiders’ first score of the night. Carr’s pass to Patterson capped a 10-play, 81-yard drive that lasted 5:43 and gave Oakland a 6-3 advantage.
Carr connected on a deep pass late in the first half, a 48-yard touchdown reception to WR Amari Cooper. Carr’s pass marked the longest passing play for the Raiders so far in the preseason and gave Oakland its second lead of the night, bringing the score to 13-10.
Carr finished the night completing 13-of-17 passes for 144 yards with two touchdowns for a passer rating of 140.3.
Playing in two preseason games thus far, Carr has registered a 128.9 passer rating overall while adding four touchdowns and 244 yards on 20-of-26 passing.
WR Amari Cooper
Facing third-and-9, Cooper grabbed a 48-yard touchdown pass from *QB Derek Carr *to give the Raiders a 13-10 lead at the end of the second quarter. Cooper’s 48-yard reception culminated a 4-play, 60-yard drive lasting 1:35.
Cooper registered five receiving touchdowns of at least 30 yards in 2016, the most in the NFL.
Cooper ended the game as the game’s leader with four receptions for 78 yards (13.0 avg.) with one touchdown after one half of play.
**DT Treyvon Hester
On third-and-13, Hester recorded his third sack of the preseason when taking down QB Dak Prescott for a 12-yard loss. His sack was the team’s first of the night and forced the Cowboys’ first punt of the evening. His third sack was tied for most in the NFL during preseason play.
LB Jelani Jenkins
Earning his first start of the preseason, Jenkins made four stops (three solo), including one for loss on the opening defensive series of the game, helping hold the Cowboys to a field goal.
Jenkins led both teams in tackles through the first quarter of play and finished the night with five tackles (four).
On second-and-5 from Oakland’s 26-yard line, CB Antonio Hamilton sacked QB Cooper Rush and the fumble was picked out of the air by Lewis and returned 65 yards for a touchdown.
WR Cordarrelle Patterson
Patterson returned his first kick in uniform for the Raiders, returning it 19 yards to open the Raiders’ second offensive series of the night.
On the opening play of the second quarter, Patterson caught a 17-yard pass from *QB Derek Carr *for the Raiders first touchdown of the night. Patterson’s touchdown reception tied a preseason long for him.
Patterson finished second on the team with 30 receiving yards on four receptions (7.5 avg.) with one touchdown, while adding one rush for four yards. He he also added one tackle on the special teams unit and two kick returns for 48 yards.
T Donald Penn
Penn returned to action for the Silver and Black, opening the second offensive series at left tackle.
Penn exited the night late in the second quarter, and was a part of an offensive line that did not allow a sack in the first half of play.
RB Jalen Richard
Richard recorded his first catch this preseason, a 13-yard reception, on a second-and-8 at the end of the first quarter. Richard’s catch set up the Raiders’ first score of the night, a 17-yard touchdown by *WR Cordarrelle Patterson *on the next play.
Richard ended his night adding one rush for one yard to his reception.
RB DeAndre Washington
On the Raiders’ second offensive series of the game, Washington broke off a 19-yard run, marking his longest rush of the preseason and the longest run of the night.
Washington finished the night rushing five times for 27 yards (5.4 avg.), adding one reception, one punt return while fair catching another.
<span style="text-decoration: underline;">Additional Notes</span>
QB Connor Cook entered late in the fourth quarter for Oakland and threw for 89 yards completing 9-of-16 passing for a passer rating of 72.1.
*P Marquette King *punted six times for 298 yards (49.7 avg.) with a long of 58 yards. King’s average of 49.7 is his highest this preseason.
*RB Marshawn Lynch *rushed two times for six yards with a 4-yard long in his second preseason game as a Raider.
*QB EJ Manuel *replaced Carr with 1:36 left in the second quarter and completed both passes in his opening series. Manuel exited in the fourth quarter, finishing his night with a passer rating of 56.2 after completing 2-of-4 passing for eight yards.