Cook (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Chargers.
The third-string quarterback for the Raiders, Cook dressed for just one game this season with starter Derek Carr and EJ Manuel enjoying relatively sound health. The 24-year-old will likely have to battle for a roster spot in training camp next summer heading into his third NFL season.
Cook (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Titans.
Cook faced an uphill battle for the primary backup spot behind Derek Carr throughout the offseason, and the Raiders have elected to dress EJ Manuel in Week 1. Cook's inexperience certainly played a factor in the decision, while Manuel appeared in 28 games through four seasons with the Bills before heading to Oakland.
Cook completed nine of 16 pass attempts for 89 yards in Saturday's 24-20 loss to the Cowboys. He also gained two yards on his lone carry.
While Cook wasn't incredibly productive in this extended run, it is noteworthy that EJ Manuel, who had worked ahead of him during the last preseason contest, attempted just four passes. It is quite possible that the position battle could continue into Thursday's preseason finale, where Cook and Manuel could both see reps ahead of the final roster decisions.
Cook worked behind fellow quarterbacks Derek Carr and EJ Manuel during Saturday's preseason loss to the Rams, completing 9-of-15 passes for 83 yards and a touchdown.
Cook still has a solid chance at making the Raiders' final roster if he remains behind Manuel in the competition to back-up Carr, having outperformed Manuel during the team's second preseason game. Manuel has the edge in terms of experience, while Cook struggled mightily as a rookie in his first NFL start against the Texans during Oakland's season-ending playoff loss in early January. Cook projects to be the second quarterback off the bench once again during the Raiders' upcoming preseason tilt versus the Cowboys.
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