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Cowboys Pregame: Cowboys Vs. Raiders, Preseason Week Two

Tony Romo and the first team offense will receive at least two chances to finish drives with touchdowns Thursday, and the first team defense will attempt to hold a revamped Raiders offense led by Jason Campbell. Once the first units are finished, things could get tricky, as the Cowboys are thin at several positions, led by tight end, as four of the team's five roster members left Sunday's game injured. 

Opponent: Oakland Raiders (Raiders Team Page)
Game time: Thursday, 8:00 CDT
Location: Arlington, TX
TV: Channel 11 locally

Cowboys injury issues:

Marcus Spears - Sprained MCL, out until early September
Dez Bryant - Sprained ankle, out 2-4 more weeks
Akwasi Owusu-Ansah - Shoulder/Hamstring,  out
Sean Lee - Strained quad, out
Alex Barron - Dislocated finger, out
Martellus Bennett - Sprained ankle, out
Sean Lissemore - Strained groin, out
Pat Watkins - Sprained knee, out
Montrae Holland - Strained hamstring, out
Scott Sicko - Concussion, out
Stephen Hodge - Knee, out
Cletis Gordon, Neck, out
Bryan McCann - Chest, questionable

The Cowboys signed an extra tight end this week just to give them two for tonight's game.

Game Previews:

Storylines I'll be watching
Brandon Worley's preview
Bryan Broaddus game preview
Calvin Watkins' video preview
Jonathan Bales' 13 things to watch
Todd Archer's look at the receivers

Raiders notes and links:

Darren McFadden won't play.
Rocket scientists Warren Sapp and Marshall Faulk discuss why they think that the Raiders will 'surprise' this season.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.