Thank goodness I don't write for the Associated Press. I'd hate to be the one who wrote the actual recap for this game.
The Dallas Cowboys finally introduced themselves to the rest of the football world on Monday night, but the problem was that they didn't have much to display in their thrilling 3-0 win over the Oakland Raiders. It wasn't because the first teamers weren't on the field for only one or two drives, either.
The first team offense was on the field for almost a quarter and a half.
And not one minute of what was shown on the field was a pleasant breath of fresh air for Cowboy fans across the globe.
Luckily, this is why teams play four or five preseason games to see where they're at, and if this game was any indication of things to come, Jason Garrett may need two extra preseason games to find out who will be starting on the offensive line in Week 1.
It's hard to find five things to take away from a 3-0 ballgame, but let's give it a shot anyway: Here are five things to take away from the raising of the 2012 Dallas Cowboys' curtain.