Raiders to get 1st test from Cowboys

Published: Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 3C
Last Modified: Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013 - 7:57 am

NAPA – The Hall of Fame game ushered in a new phase of training camp for the Raiders.

When the Dallas Cowboys beat the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, the Raiders could finally envision playing someone besides themselves. The Raiders host the Cowboys at Coliseum on Friday night.

Practice resumed for the Raiders on Monday, their 10th practice (not counting walkthroughs) since coming to Napa.

Coach Dennis Allen said there would be some scouting done on the Cowboys, although the emphasis will be on evaluating his own roster.

"We'll start looking at the Cowboys a little bit, and we'll try to come up with a little bit of a plan for (the Raiders) in the opening preseason game," Allen said. "We do want to give them an opportunity to have success and tell them some things they're going to see.

"It will be a lot more about what we do and being able to play our game and staying focused on what we want to accomplish."

If form holds from preseason games in past years, projected starters will see limited action – a series or two – while those in a position battle may see more time.

Also, many players could be held out because of injury. Players who haven't taken a training camp snap and surely won't play include offensive tackle Menelik Watson, defensive tackle Pat Sims and linebacker Miles Burris (Granite Bay High School).

Rookie cornerback D.J. Hayden, who still hasn't been cleared by the medical staff for contact, also will be a spectator.

Packers – Quarterback Vince Young signed a one-year deal with Green Bay, according to an report.

Young, 30, was the third overall pick in the 2006 NFL draft and last played with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2011.

Young will compete with Graham Harrell to back up Aaron Rodgers.

• The Packers may be forced to shuffle their renovated offensive line after starting left tackle Bryan Bulaga reportedly suffered a season-ending knee injury during a weekend scrimmage.

Broncos – Joel Dreessen, Denver's best blocking tight end, underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and is expected to miss the remainder of training camp.

Dolphins – Fourth-year safety Reshad Jones signed a four-year contract extension worth $30 million, according to the Miami Herald.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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