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Colt doesn’t play, but Raiders win anyway

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If you didn’t watch last night’s exhibition game in Dallas, you might think Oakland scoring 17 points in the final 4:58 to secure a 17-9 win over Dallas meant good things for Colt Brennan. But you’d be wrong.

The former University of Hawaii quarterback, signed by the Raiders last week, didn’t see a down in Big D as Raiders head coach Tom Cable stuck with only two quarterbacks in the come-from-behind win.

Projected starter Jason Campbell played the first half, completing seven of 13 passes for 49 yards. Backup Kyle Boller played the second half, completing 12 of 21 for 148 yards. There had been talk earlier in the week that Brennan might play in the fourth quarter.

As for the Cowboys, they got a reminder of the importance of getting touchdowns whenever they’re close.

Dallas was within 16 yards of the end zone on four drives, yet managed only three field goals.

It came back to bite them when the Raiders got two touchdowns and a field goal in the final minutes.

Oakland went ahead 10-9 with 2:24 left when Sebastian Janikowski nailed a 28-yard field goal. Raiders safety Jerome Boyd stretched the lead when he intercepted a deflected pass and returned it 48 yards for a touchdown with 33 seconds left.

Campbell, Oakland’s new starting quarterback, never came close to scoring on his four drives. His first two drives went three and out.


» Buffalo at Washington, 1:30 p.m.
» Jacksonville at Philadelphia, 1:30 p.m.
» Kansas City at Atlanta, 2 p.m.


» Tampa Bay at Miami, 1 p.m.
» Detroit at Pittsburgh, 1:30 p.m.
» Cleveland at Green Bay, 2 p.m.
» Minnesota at St. Louis, 2 p.m.
» Houston at Arizona, 2 p.m.
» Chicago at San Diego, 3 p.m.
» Tennessee at Seattle, 4 p.m.


» San Francisco at Indianapolis, 7 a.m.
» Denver at Cincinnati, 1 p.m.


» N.Y. Giants at N.Y. Jets, 2 p.m.

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