The Raiders want to upset the Cowboys on Thanksgiving, however they’ll have to take action with out Darren Waller.
Waller, Las Vegas’ star tight finish, suffered an injury after making a catch over the center of the sphere. He bought away from his defender and ran up the sphere for a 21-yard acquire, however Cowboys security Jayron Kearse rolled up on him from behind.
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The Raiders’ tight finish stayed down briefly after the deal with whereas reaching for his left knee.
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Waller was ultimately capable of go away the sphere beneath his personal energy. However, he did not return to the sphere for the remainder of the drive, not even when the Raiders bought into the purple zone.
The Raiders initially ruled Waller questionable to return with the injury, however the team ruled him out after halftime.
Before exiting, Waller recorded two catches for 33 yards on a team-high 5 targets. The Raiders led 14-6 on the time of the injury.
Foster Moreau will function as Las Vegas’ No. 1 tight finish if Waller cannot return to motion. Moreau, a former fourth-round decide by the Raiders out of LSU in 2019, had 11 catches for 132 yards and three touchdowns coming into the Thanksgiving Day sport. His finest sport of the yr was a six-catch, 60-yard outing towards the Eagles in Week 7; Waller missed that sport due to an ankle injury.
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In addition to Moreau, third-year participant Daniel Helm and undrafted rookie Matt Bushman might see extra motion. Helm was focused by Derek Carr within the purple zone on the possession that Waller was injured. The two could not join, as Helm appeared to interrupt off his route whereas Carr needed the backup to proceed it.