The Raider Ramble

Ray-Dar: Quick Slants from preseason Week 3

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper catches a pass in front of Dallas Cowboys cornerback Anthony Brown (30) and head sot the end zone for a touchdown in the first half of a preseason NFL football game, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

A spirited defensive showing from the Oakland Raiders? Say it isn’t so!

The statistics may say otherwise, however, here’s the most valuable piece of info from the stat sheet: The Dallas Cowboys were 3-for-10 on third-down conversions.

“Some good work. Some great tape to evaluate,” said head coach Jack Del Rio after the game. “A lot of good stuff for us.”

The Raiders defense actually got off the field? And it wasn’t after a PAT or field goal? Gasp! Progress.

There’s more quirky glances at the Week 3 preseason performance in Big D in the Quick Slants:

Quote(s) of Note:

“We know there’s one preseason game left, but our mindset is that we’re started the transition to the regular season and Tennessee.”

— Karl Joseph

“I forgot to calm myself down before the game. You are playing, it’s a live game, that dress rehearsal thing. There are a few little tweaks we can make, but I feel locked in.”

— Derek Carr

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