Oakland Raiders News Clips for Nov. 27, 2013


Raiders-Cowboys Capsule  (Associated Press)…Game starts Thursday at 4:30 p.m. ET, CBS.  The Cowboys are favored by more than 9 points.  Dallas Cowboys’ NFL power ranking is #12, Oakland Raiders #27.  (read more)

The Worlds Team vs. America’s Team  (Raiders.com)…This preview has been approved for the Raider Nation.  (watch video)

Raiders post injury report for week 13  (Raiders.com)…Branch, Burnett, Hunter & Moore have been ruled out to play against Dallas.  McFadden, Jenkins, Rivera, and Watson are questionable. (view injury report)

McFadden full go at practice, expected to play against Cowboys  (by Steve Corkran, Bay Area News Group)… Running back Darren McFadden made it through Wednesday’s practice at full strength, prompting the Raiders to list him as questionable for the Dallas Cowboys game.  Defensive tackle Daniel Muir and offensive tackle Menelik Watson also were full go today. Watson is questionable for Thursday’s game, Muir probable. (read more)

Raiders plan to use both McFadden and Jennings against Cowboys  (by Michael Wagaman, Associated Press)… Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden went through a light practice Wednesday and will play against Dallas on Thanksgiving Day.         (read more)

Raiders rule out Denarius Moore  (by Aaron Wilson, National Football Post)…Oakland Raiders receiver Denarius Moore will miss his second consecutive game in a row due to a shoulder injury, the team announced on its weekly injury report.  (read more)

Raiders Activate Veldheer from Injured Reserve; Waive QB Wilson  (Raiders.com)… Oakland Raiders offensive tackle Jared Veldheer was activated from injured reserve-designated to return Wednesday… To make room on the active roster, the Raiders waived rookie quarterback Tyler Wilson. (read more)

Refreshed Veldheer could be ‘huge’ for Raiders  (by Jerry McDonald, Bay Area News Group)… red Veldheer’s level of involvement remains a closely guarded secret, but his return to the Raiders to play against the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving day draws a reaction befitting his 6-foot-8, 321-pound frame. “Oh, man, it’s huge,” running back Rashad Jennings said.  (read more)

Raiders-Cowboys could be Turkey Day shootout  (by Jerry McDonald, Bay Area News Group)… A Thanksgiving Day shootout?  It is Texas, after all.  Even with their offensive limitations, the Raiders (4-7) should feel good about getting something done against the NFL’s 32nd ranked defense Thursday when they face the Dallas Cowboys (6-5) at AT&T Stadium.  (read more)

Growing up in Hurst, Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen knew his calling  (Charean Williams, Fort-Worth Star Telegram)… Long before he became the youngest head coach in the NFL, Dennis Allen was — in a football sense — the oldest kid on his second-grade team. Grady and Kay Allen knew coaching ran through their son’s blood by the way he lined up his teammates in the Colleyville Youth Football Association, giving them specific instructions on what to do. (read more)

Raiders Jenkins says ‘personal vendetta’ clouded his final years with Cowboys  (by Tom Orsborn, My San Antonio)… After playing 13 games for the Cowboys in 2012, Jenkins signed as a free agent with the Raiders. In starting all 11 games for Oakland this season, he has one interception and three passes defensed. (read more)

Raiders Need to Keep Drives Alive vs. Cowboys  (by Doug Williams, NBC Bay Area)…Third-down failures, which loomed large for McGloin and Co. in loss to Titans, must be avoided in Thanksgiving clash with Cowboys.  (read more)

Raiders-Cowboys matchup No. 1: Woodson vs. Romo  (by Scott Bair, CSN Bay Area)…Raiders FS Charles Woodson vs. Cowboys QB Tony Romo — Tale of the tape: Woodson (24): 6-foot-1, 210 pounds, 16th season, Michigan College … Romo (9): 6-foot-2, 236 pounds, 11th season, Eastern Illinois. (read more)

Raiders-Cowboys matchup No. 2: Veldheer vs. Ware  (by Scott Bair, CSN Bay Area)…Raiders LT Jared Veldheer vs. Cowboys DE DeMarcus Ware — Tale of the tape: Veldheer (68): 6-foot-8, 321 pounds, fourth season, Hillsdale College … Ware (94): 6-foot-4, 258 pounds, ninth season, Troy (read more)

Raiders-Cowboys matchup No. 3: Dez Bryant vs Tracy Porter  (by Scott Bair, CSN Bay Area)…Raiders CB Tracy Porter vs. Cowboys WR Dez Bryant — Tale of the tape: Porter (23): 5-foot-11, 188 pounds, sixth season, Indiana … Bryant (88): 6-foot-2, 225 pounds, fourth season, Oklahoma State.  (read more)

Raiders sold on rookie quarterback, not putting last week’s loss on him  (by Carlos Mendez, Dallas Fort-Worth Star Telegram)… McGloin has an 88.8 quarterback rating in 2 1/2 games, with four touchdowns, one interception and a 1-1 record in two starts. The undrafted rookie from Penn State mopped up in a 49-20 loss to Philadelphia three weeks ago. The following week, in his first start, he threw three touchdown passes in a victory at Houston.   “The rookie quarterback? Believe me, he doesn’t play like a rookie,” Cowboys defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin said.  (read more)

On Deck: Raiders  (by Adam Boedeker, NBC Dallas Fort-Worth)… The Raiders can run the ball and they’re pretty good at stopping the run, which is usually a recipe for sure success. But not with this bunch.  (read more)

American underdog vs. America’s Team  (by Paul Gutierrez, ESPN)… Dallas Cowboy’s Tony Romo does share a lineage with Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt McGloin, so to speak. Romo’s phone also remained silent during an NFL draft.   “I always root for the undrafted kids that come up and then have a chance to play and play pretty well,” Romo said in a conference call with Bay Area reporters on Tuesday. “I think that’s always exciting and good for the league, and I wish him the best.”   Except for this week, of course.  (read more)

Cowboys celebrate Thanksgiving by hosting Raiders (Sports Network)… The Dallas Cowboys have been a fixture on Thanksgiving since the 1960s and are 28-16-1 on the holiday. They will welcome the Oakland Raiders to AT&T Stadium Thursday for a matchup between two of the NFL’s classic organizations. (read more)

Advice on Michael Irvin, liking for same woman among things that linked Jerry Jones, late Raiders legend Al Davis  (by Barry Horn, Dallas News)… “Are you sure you want to do that?” Al Davis asked from the mountaintop. “I’d be happy to trade for him, but you need to keep Michael Irvin,” Davis told Jones and Johnson. “He can smell the end zone.” Davis’ Raiders already owned three Super Bowl championships. The newbies, outwardly cocksure, reconsidered. (read more)

Cowboys know the Raiders are going to run right at them  (by Carlos Mendez, Dallas Fort-Worth Star Telegram)…The Oakland Raiders are not fooling Dallas, and the Cowboys are not fooling themselves.  The Raiders are going to run the ball, and the Cowboys haven’t been stopping the run.  “That’s what they want to do,” linebacker Ernie Sims said.  “We haven’t stopped the run real well,” defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin said. (read more)

Cowboy’s Martez Wilson fired up to see Raiders  (by Todd Archer, ESPN)… Eight days ago Martez Wilson was a member of the Oakland Raiders. In one of his first official acts as a member of the Dallas Cowboys, he will play against the Raiders.  “Oh yeah, that matters,” the linebacker said. “It adds a lot of aggression toward my play when I do play against them. Also it’s going to put a fire behind me because I know they released me. I know they’d seen my talent, but I don’t know why they released me, so I get to show it against them.”  (read more)

Cowboy’s Sean Lee, Morris Claiborne, Dwayne Harris, Justin Durant, DeVonte Holloman (injuries) out for game vs. Oakland Raiders  (by Brandon George, Dallas News)… The Dallas Cowboys will be without linebackers Sean Lee, Justin Durant and rookie DeVonte Holloman, cornerback Morris Claiborne, receiver Dwayne Harris and possibly rookie tight end Gavin Escobar for Thursday’s game against the Oakland Raiders on Thanksgiving Day at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.  (read more)

Cowboy’s Terrance Williams ready for return duty  (by Todd Archer, ESPN)… A hamstring injury will keep Harris out of Thursday’s game against the Oakland Raiders and leave the Cowboys with some holes to fill. Terrance Williams will replace Harris as the kick returner and hopes to fill in as well as he did as a receiver after Miles Austin suffered a hamstring injury. He had one return for 21 yards against the New York Giants after Harris got hurt.  (read more)


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