Oakland Raiders Pregame News and Notes

The Oakland Raiders play the Dallas Cowboys tomorrow, at Dallas. This should make for a very fun game as there are a lot of questions that need to get answered for both teams.

A lot has been going on with the Raiders these past few days, so here are my thoughts on all the current news and hot topics.

Al Davis On Sirius Radio

You don't see Al doing interviews very often, but he was willing to answer a few questions from long-time friend Gil Brandt. The interview was obviously restricted, as there were no questions about JaMarcus Russell or current problems with attendance and venues.

It was still interesting to see what Al had to say, though. Topics ranged from this team's similarities with the 1980s Super Bowl team to Oakland's fans around the world. Some interesting points:

- Al did not mention Tom Cable in the 11-minute interview. However, he did mention Hue Jackson. Rumors have been swirling that Jackson will replace Cable after the season.

-Jason Campbell was compared to Jim Plunkett in terms of not having prior NFL success. Davis said he sees a bit of Jim in Jason. He said he likes Campbell's big arm and size. Surprise, surprise.


The injury list seems to be growing day by day. Jacoby Ford (quadriceps), Paul Hubbard (hamstring), Chaz Schilens (foot), Luke Lawton (Concussion), Darren McFadden (hamstring), Charlie Frye (wrist), Bruce Gradkowski (groin), and Jason Richardson (knee) are all out for tomorrow's game.

I'm starting to grow weary of seeing Chaz and McFadden on this list. They need to stay healthy this season, so at least there is plenty of time to heal up. Colt Brennan was also signed to the roster to make up for the injuries to Frye and Gradkowski.

Quarterback Competition

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