The Raiders' offensive line will face an opponent that will provide as great a challenge as any in the NFL. The Dallas Cowboys hone one of the best defensive front seven's in the game.
Igor Olshansky, Jay Raliff, and Marcus Spears are the front three in the Dallas 3-4 scheme.
Behind them, Bradie James and Keith Brooking are solid inside, combining for 219 tackles and five sack in 2009.
Four-time pro-bowler DeMarcus Ware and Anthony Spencer will play the outside linebacker positions.
And Jason Campbell is well aware of the Cowboys front that made his life in Washington miserable.
Center Samson Satele and right-guard Cooper Carlisle will see much of Jay Raliff, the two-time pro-bowler, and by some, estimates the most versatile nose-tackle in the NFL. If Satele and Carlisle can hold their own, there will be joyous faces on the Raiders sidelines.
"I want to see a level of consistency at tackle that I think gives us the protection things that we need and the ability to run off tackle in the run game..." coach Tom Cable noted. Against Dallas, the tackles will be tested.
This matchup will be critical for the Raiders' offensive tackles to measure how well they have improved.
If Mario Henderson and Langston Walker get pushed back into the backfield on running plays, and if they give up sacks on passing downs, the tackle positions will be of greater concern for the Raiders.
And I think Al Davis will be calling up the Ravens to inquire about the services of Jared Gaither.