Thursday, November 25, 2021

Cowboys Gameday Thread

Happy, Thanksgiving, Raider Take faithful! May your holiday be blessed. I'm afraid the Raiders have already show us what they are made of the past few weeks, but let's hope for a Thanksgiving day surprise. GO RAIDERS!

11 Comments:

Blogger nyraider said...

Nothing is ever easy but they persevered. It was a hard fought game (by both teams). Tough to watch while entertaining family but the result was very welcome. I'll watch it again this weekend.

Happy Thanksgiving!

6:10 PM  
Blogger nyraider said...

I just realized the Raiders elected to take a 10 second runoff at the end of the first half. They could have had the ball with 35 seconds and 3 timeouts.

Also, they wasted time, then took a knee to go into overtime, instead of making an effort to throw downfield with 19 seconds and 1 timeout.

Why so conservative? 2nd and 4th Qtrs ended with the Raiders electing to do nothing.

Interesting stat: Raiders are 6-0 when Carr throws over 300 yards, and 0-5 when Carr throws less than 300 yards.

6:52 PM  
Blogger Raider Take said...

Amazing win. Some, tough resilient play on both sides of the ball to offset the sloppy moments.

Is it just me, or do Carr's bombs lately look like tossups? They seem to go straight up in the air. Anyhow, that's more of a curiosity than a complaint tonight.

7:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NY, even bitter on Thanksgiving seriously 19 seconds left 1 time out on your own 20 and you want them to take risks and go for it that is not good football. The 10-second runoff made no sense but they didn't have three timeouts either. The guy's a special teams coach stop nitpicking and enjoy the win.

Sandy

8:00 PM  
Blogger nyraider said...


Sandy, your obsession with me is creepy! 99% of your posts are about me. Why not just make your own observations?

I'm thrilled about the win. The Raiders' conservative play is all I was pointing out. I reject on its face there was no other plausible outcome. The Cowboys had 10 or more penalties in the game, with well over 100 penalty yards and the Raiders had at least three huge pass interfere calls go their way. So, throwing the ball downfield with a timeout remaining seemed to be a better option than sitting on it.

Last second plays have been good enough for the Raiders to win other games this year (and last year). Why is that different against a Cowboys secondary (and an officiating crew) which demonstrated a penchant for pass interference calls?

I'd love to hear the logic, beyond slighting Bisaccia as a ST coach. These guys are pros. It's not brain surgery. Raiders (Carr) used to be very efficient inside 2 minutes. What happened?

6:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



One doesn't remember all the times Gruden wanted to try and move downfield with little time left in a half. Turnovers can kill a team when in that situation. I thought it was a good move to just wait it out. They got the ball at the beginning of the 2nd half , so there is that.

The refs, my goodness, the refs. Hate to harp on it, but Romo and that other guy were speechless on most of the penalty calls. They called Andre James for bobbing his head, every center does that in the league. Parker was called for holding and he barely touched the guy on the play. Cowboys were being called too. Though, Cowboy DB's seemed to think they had a free ticket to hold the WR's. The game was nationally televised so the refs couldn't do an all out screw job. But they tried.

This win could put the team back in the race, they have a long week to prepare for the next game.

This team is showing one thing for sure, they are resilient and they don't quit.

Big win for the team.




9:56 AM  
Blogger nyraider said...


Fear? I hope that's not what the Raiders were relegated to at the end of the 1st half and at the end of regulation when they chose to sit on the ball. That doesn't exactly exude confidence in your offense.

Thankfully, they won the game.

Ties usually favor the home team, that's why you go for it when you have the opportunity.

Raiders won an improbable game (Thanksgiving in Dallas!). I don't want to make too big a deal but I'm concerned that coaching is not any smarter with Bisaccia at the helm. Gruden proved to be a risk taker and I believe he may have taken a more aggressive approach in those two critical situations. Remember, early in the season, the Raiders won at least a couple games by the skin on their teeth. Sometimes you have to be aggressive to get results.

Cheers!

1:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



They weren't aggressive in those situations and won. Gruden goes for it and a turnover happens and Dallas scores again before the half, is a killer. Seen it a few times and I'm sure so has this coaching staff.

They won, so they did it right.

It wasn't a gift by any means, the team has been in a state of shock for the last few weeks, they are fighting their way through it and won a big one yesterday. If they can carry that into the rest of the season, the fat lady hasn't sung yet.

2:12 PM  
Blogger nyraider said...


I'm all in favor of whatever it takes! Just win! IMO, Gruden's didn't separate smart risk from stupid risk, e.g., the times he went on 4th down inside the Raiders own territory, in the first half, in close games. But didn't his penchant for high-risk also win a game on a 2-point conversion?

I think if the Raiders had lost in Dallas, we might all be pointing to the two series at the end of the first and second half, which the Raiders offense controlled the ball and the clock (with timeouts) but chose to sit on it.

8:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...




Read that the Raider game vs the Cowboys was the most watched regular season game since 1990.

Still a ton of Raider fans even after 20 yrs of stink.

Best fans in the world.

One day, we may be rewarded.


1:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Arm chair couch coaching B. One timeout 19 seconds left on their own 25? Every coach in the league sits on it and plays for overtime. Cowboy had just scored Raiders needed to collect themselves and move into overtime.

5:40 PM  

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