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DAL 24 OAK 20: Cooper Rush-Mania Continues To Run Wild

In the annual week three “dress rehearsal game,” the defeated the , 24-20. With the win, the Cowboys improved to 3-1 on the preseason while the Raiders dropped to 0-3.

Playing most of the first half, the Dallas Cowboys first team looked rather sharp. continued to prove just how good he is, completing 11 of his 14 passes for 113 yards and a touchdown.

caught that touchdown pass from Prescott, and looked slimmer and more athletic than we have seen him in about three years. saw an eventful one series, rushing for 18 yards on 6 carries and catching 2 passes out of the backfield.

Defensively the Cowboys starters were a bit more up and down. had yet another solid performance, and defensive looked like the team's best .

Raiders quarterback did throw for two touchdowns and 144 yards on that first team , but some key contributors in the back end were missing from the lineup.

In the second half, quarterback once again stole the show on offense. Rush threw just one incompletion and two touchdowns, including a play action deep ball to in the fourth quarter.

was listed as QB3 on the for this game, and after another solid performance from Rush, we are right to question Moore's security on the final roster. Moore did see mop-up duty late in the game, however.

Both and came away with tonight, winning on the and bringing pressure throughout the second half. All of a sudden, that Moore to begin 2017 looks like it will hurt a lot more than we had initially thought.

Next Thursday night the Cowboys close out the against the . I wouldn't expect to see the “starters” at all on Thursday, but the final nail in the quarterback two coffin will likely be nailed.

That is, if Cooper Rush didn't already close the debate tonight.

Kevin Brady
Kevin Brady
Die-hard Cowboys fan from the Northeast, so you know I am here to defend the 'boys whenever necessary. Began writing for a WordPress Cowboys Blog, and have been with ITS since 2016.

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