Raiders first-team offense rusty on Monday night
We thought that was a nice way of putting it.
The Oakland Raiders left quarterback Carson Palmer in for ten snaps during Monday night’s preseason opener against the Dallas Cowboys. Palmer played three possessions. They ended in an interception and two punts. Palmer didn’t get much help from his teammates — slot receiver Jacoby Ford had two brutal drops — but the veteran quarterback did throw a pick into double coverage when trying to hit Ford deep. Cowboys safety Gerald Sensabaugh read Palmer’s eyes all the way. As Ross Tucker of Sirius XM NFL Radio noted, Palmer was also sacked on a play that saw the Raiders try to block DeMarcus Ware with tight end Richard Gordon.
And that’s a mismatch. They’ll hope to do a bit better the next time out.