Quick Take: Starting QBs struggle in Oakland

Around the League writer Dan Hanzus has his takeaways from the game:

» With Tony Romo on the field, the Cowboys managed one first down in 11 plays. The Cowboys' offensive line lingers as a serious Achilles heel, and Romo was unable to get comfortable. Raiders defensive tackle Tommy Kelly blew by center David Arkin and left guard Derrick Dockery for a sack of Romo in the second quarter. This is how lungs get punctured, guys.

» Carson Palmer brought back memories of his turnover-plagued 2011 season with an ugly interception on Oakland's first possession. Palmer badly telegraphed his throw, allowing free safety Gerald Sensabaugh to slide over and pick off a deep pass intended for Jacoby Ford. The Raiders need their quarterback to do a better job protecting the ball this season.

» Speaking of Ford, the wide receiver had two ugly drops in back-to-back plays on Oakland's second possession. Ford had an opportunity at the No. 2 wideout spot with Denarius Moore out of action. He didn't make the most of it.

» The Raiders' lone bright spot on offense was running back Darren McFadden, who looked like the same guy who led the league in rushing before going down with a foot injury last October. McFadden had two carries for 20 yards and an 18-yard reception during his first-quarter cameo.

» Romo on the Cowboys' sloppy play: "We have no chance in the National Football League if you're going to make the mistakes that we made. I know we're going to go over this as a team and I'm going to stay on these guys and I think we're all going to hold each other accountable and make sure this stuff doesn't happen this year." If Romo had his own pull-string doll, that would be the exact quote.

» Terrelle Pryor made the first preseason appearance of his career in the third quarter. The 2011 Sugar Bowl MVP amped up the home crowd with a 9-yard scramble for a first down in the fourth quarter.

» Dez Bryant made a brief cameo in Dallas' first possession, making a leaping 24-yard catch before exiting. He's nursing a hamstring injury.

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