The Dallas Cowboys got a win over the Oakland Raiders on Thanksgiving Day. They had a hard time containing a former teammate though. Current Raiders wide receiver, and former Cowboy, Andre Holmes caught seven passes for a game high-136 yards. Not to surprising considering Holmes was trying to stand out and playing especially hard for this game.
“If I had a calendar, I check [this day] because I wanted to come here and play well in front of a team I had played for,” Holmes said, via the Dallas Morning News. “A lot of the [Cowboys] came over and said, ‘Good job.’ It felt good.”
Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones noticed his play, and went on to say that the Cowboys might have been impatient with him and let a good player leave.
“That was the practice squad Andre we were counting on the following year,” Jones said about Holmes’ performance Thursday. “We’ve seen him do that and have seen it a lot and a matter of fact, Tony [Romo] was talking about, ‘Man, we’ve got a receiver who is just outstanding and he’s probably going to be one who can help us.’ But when we got him out there and got him in the group, we didn’t see that. I guess we were just a little impatient, but he sure could get it.”