PASSING OFFENSE: C -- Drew Bledsoe had his worst outing of the season. He completed 11-of-26 passes for 212 yards with one touchdown and one interception. He had only 70 yards passing through three quarters and finished with a 68.1 quarterback rating. He was sacked four times because protection breakdowns.
RUSHING OFFENSE: D-minus -- Julius Jones has yet to get untracked. He
rushed 22 times for 76 yards. It was the only second time in nine starts
that he did not have at least 80 yards. Blocking breakdowns are a problem,
as well is Jones' tentativeness.
PASS DEFENSE: C -- The Cowboys gave up another big play; a 79-yard pass
to Randy Moss. Other than that, they pretty much held the Raiders in check
passing-wise. Still, it was the third straight game they have surrendered a
completion of 70 yards or more.
RUSH DEFENSE: D -- Lamont Jordan rushed for 126 yards and averaged 4.8
yards per carry. He was the first player top the 100-yard barrier on the
Cowboys in 14 games, dating back to the Packers' Ahman Green last year.
SPECIAL TEAMS: D -- Jose Cortez made two field goals and new long snapper
L.P. Ladouceur was invisible -- which is a good thing. Punter Matt McBriar
struggled, as did the coverage units.
COACHING: C -- The Cowboys missed an opportunity to move to 3-1. They are
2-2; a middling team -- as they have been since Parcells took over in 2003.
They are 18-18 the last three years.
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