“I didn’t want any information of anything, I just wanted to make sure he’s good,” Ratliff said. “I knew some team was going to pick him up.”
Campbell was 1-4 with five TDs and four interceptions while completing 63 percent of his passes in his starts against the Dallas. He was sacked 11 times, including four last December.
“He’s a tough guy. We hit him a lot of times. He can run around with the ball, he’s got a strong arm,” Phillips said. “He showed a lot of leadership on a team that didn’t win a lot of games, but he kept hanging in there, so I have a lot of respect for him.”
The Raiders are expected to be without running back Darren McFadden (hamstring), receivers Chaz Schilens (left foot), Jacoby Ford (quadriceps) and Paul Hubbard (hamstring), quarterbacks Bruce Gradkowski (groin) and Charlie Frye (right wrist), fullback Luke Lawton (concussion), and defensive end Jay Richardson (knee).
Dallas has only two healthy tight ends, including rookie free agent DajLeon Farr, who was signed Tuesday and will play Thursday. The Cowboys had three backup tight ends hurt in the preseason opener, when they were already missing Martellus Bennett because of a lingering ankle injury.
At least the other healthy tight end is Pro Bowl starter Jason Witten.
“I’ve never seen something like that,” Witten said. “We’ll survive and we’ll fight through it, and it will be a good opportunity for the new guy.”
AP Sports Writer Josh Dubow in Napa, Calif., contributed to this report.
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