NFL Preseason Pick: Expert Prediction for Cowboys vs Raiders

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Getty Images. Pictured: Aidan O’Connell.

Cowboys vs. Raiders

Saturday, Aug. 26
8 p.m. ET
FOX 5 Las Vegas | CBS 11 (Dallas)

One last bet before we ride off into the regular season.

We made it, folks. The last weekend of preseason games, and we can’t end August without a bet on this Raiders team!

Including the 2022 Hall of Fame Game, Josh McDaniels’ Raiders are 6-0 straight-up in the preseason. Clearly, the man cares about these games. Even better, on Saturday night they face the Cowboys, who clearly don’t.

Dak Prescott and 90% of Dallas’ offensive starters haven’t played a game in the preseason. Now, after losing two rookies to knee injuries this past week, head coach Mike McCarthy already said it’ll mostly be the Cowboys’ third-stringers to close this game.

Bet Las Vegas vs. Dallas at FanDuel

Raiders -5

Cowboys +5

Now, time to talk about our hero and future starting quarterback of the Las Vegas Raiders: fourth-round rookie Aidan O’Connell. Check out his preseason stats so far:

  • 125.23 QB Rating
  • 26-of-36 passing (72.2%)
  • 304 yards (8.4 yards per attempt)
  • Three TDs to zero INTs

The 24-year-old out of Purdue fits McDaniels’ system like a glove.

I'm taking Raiders -4.5 on Saturday night and would bet them up to -5.5. Get the latest spread with our NFL odds page.

Pick: Raiders -4.5 | Bet to -5.5
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