#2 – 12/17/2017 @ Oakland Raiders
They are still technically the Oakland Raiders, right?
Regardless of the recent decision to move to Las Vegas, the fans in Oakland are going to get a few years of excitement with an emerging team laden with talent on both sides of the ball.
On offense the Raiders have one of the up and coming superstars in quarterback Derek Carr who has tremendous arm talent and a champion’s mindset.
The Raiders also have an offensive line that is one of the few that could make a case for being the best offensive line unit in football. They are elite in both run blocking and pass blocking.
Putting Marshawn Lynch into that offense if he can prove to be in shape and healthy could really put them over the top as far as being an upper echelon offense.
On defense the Raiders have the most dominant player in the entire league in Khalil Mack. He is the best defensive player that the Cowboys will see and he uses tremendous speed, elite power at the point of attack, and uncanny football instincts to excel as both a pass rusher and run defender.
Dallas will need to find a way to slow down a very potent Oakland offense while the Cowboys offensive line will be attempting to prevent Khalil Mack from destroying their game plan single-handedly.