Monday night's preseason opener gives the Oakland Raiders a chance to play against one of the most talented teams in the NFL, the Dallas Cowboys. For a young, up-and-coming offense like Oakland's, playing against the Cowboys defense gives the team a chance to see where it stands as the 2012 season begins.
Playing in a wide-open AFC West division, the Raiders have a legitimate shot at contending for a playoff spot this season. In order for that to happen, several Raiders players, both young and old, will have to live up to expectations this season.
Here are three Raiders to keep an eye on tonight.