Oakland Raiders Preseason: Reasons For Excitement and Concern in Win

Football is finally back!

This off-season has brought more positive press for the Oakland Raiders than at any time I can remember. Most of it, if not all of it, is well deserved. The Raiders have made up a lot of ground on the rest of the league.

The Raiders kicked off their preseason schedule at the "Jones Mahal" against the Cowboys. They won the game and learned a lot about themselves. There were moments of greatness, and moments of great concern for Raider Nation.

Overall, the Raiders proved that they are a pretty deep team. The second and third string out-played the Cowboys backups fairly handily.

What follows are my observations about who stood out and what aspects of the game still need some serious attention and work.

Let's start with the reasons for excitement...

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