The Raiders and the Cowboys have a total of 15 first downs between the two teams, for a total of 269 yards. That is the well over the length of two football fields. Unfortunately, that hasn't translated to any points, as both teams remain deadlocked at 0-0 going into halftime.
Palmer was taken out after six passes and replaced by Matt Leinart, who has thrown a respectable 98 yards on 11-of-16 passing. He has fumbled the ball once, but the Cowboys weren't able to capitalize. Rod Streater has emerged as the favorite target, catching six receptions for 66 yards. Jacoby Ford had two early drops and remains without a catch.
The Raiders had a chance to get on the board but Sebastian Janikowski shanked a 47-yard field goal attempt.
Janikowski misses wide right on a 47-yard field-goal attempt that knuckles more than an R.A. Dickey pitch.— Steve Corkran (@CorkOnTheNFL) August 14, 2012
While the Raiders offense has struggled, its defense has been absolutely punishing the Cowboys. They have limited the Cowboys to 61 total yards on 19 plays. The Cowboys have possessed the ball for less than 11 minutes.