Although it is not a regular season match-up, do not think for one second that these two teams do not want to make a statement.
I think, after the year these two squads had, they both want to show America that they can return to greatness once again.
On top of that, you know new Raiders' defensive end, Greg Ellis, will be fired up, preseason or not.
Jerry Jones and Al Davis are two of the most notable owners in the history of the league. The Raiders and the Cowboys are two of the most memorable teams in the history of the NFL.
Who is there to say this is not a first glimpse of the 2009-2010 Super Bowl? It could be, you can never be too sure these days.
Who would have predicted Arizona there last year? To take that a step further, who would have thought they would come so close to winning the game versus that stingy Pittsburgh defense?
Not I, that is for sure. Heck, I can't even trust my own predictions these days, let alone everyone else's. That's a different article altogether.
Anyhow, to get the point of this article, enough with the filabuster.
This is a stab at giving you fans something to look for...in another "boring" preseason game that means virtually nothing.
I am going to give you some Raider's names to watch for as the players try to make their respective 53 man rosters.
Players who may or may not be unknown, but could take a crack at not only making the team, but having some impact on their success this year as well.
So here goes nothing.