Raiders win their first Thanksgiving overtime game since 2012
ARLINGTON, Texas (AFP) – Daniel Carlson kicked a field goal from 29 yards in overtime after Anthony Brown’s fourth penalty kick kept the road alive, as the Las Vegas Raiders beat the Dallas Cowboys 36-33 Thursday.
Carlson’s fifth field goal came after Brown called in to interfere with Zay Jones in third and 18th. All four of Brown’s intervention penalties were for third-degree fouls.
The Raiders (6-5) ended a three-game losing streak with their first Thanksgiving win since 1968. It was their fourth holiday appearance since then, with the Cowboys’ previous two losses coming.
Carlson put Las Vegas ahead 33-30 with a 56-yard long career with 1:52 remaining. Greg Zorlin, who missed an extra point after the first Dallas TD, answered by 45 yards with 19 seconds left.
Tony Pollard got 100 yards from a kickoff for Dallas in the third quarter, but was stopped within the 15th to start overtime. The Cowboys have gone three times starting with 7, and the Raiders finished with their third AFC West win against the NFC East Cowboys (7-4) in the past four games.
Brown got his back to Jones when Derek Carr threw the pass with Las Vegas in the 43rd minute. The penalty kick put the Dallas Raiders on 24, and the winning kick came after Dallas was penalized twice for crossing the line of scrimmage before the knockout.
Both teams had the highest level of the season in penalty kicks and squares. Dallas had 14 for 166 and Las Vegas had 14 for 110.
Carr threw for 373 yards, including a 56-yard touchdown strike to DeSean Jackson. Marcos Mariota was scoring a short run over the Venice goalkeeper.
The Dallas offense suffered early without top receivers Amary Cooper (COVID-19 protocols) and Sir Lamb (concussion) and Ezekiel Elliott back with a right knee injury.
Dak Prescott had 209 yards from 375 yards in the fourth quarter. A 32-yard touchdown pass to Dalton Schultz and a two-point conversion throw to the tight end pulled the Cowboys even at 30 with 2:54 left after they were nearly late from the start.
Jackson managed to tip his toes to the sideline to open the scoring and draw one of the tackle penalties against Brown in the end zone to create TD Josh Jacobs’ 1-yard.
Shawn McKeown had the first touchdown of his career, a 10-yard catch for the Cowboys’ first points. Elliott, who was limited to nine carts for 25 yards, had 1 yard of TD.
The Raiders’ Kelvin Joseph and Roderick Tamer were fired after taking personal penalty kicks at the end of a kick in Las Vegas for first possession in the second half. Field Judge Tom Hill ended up with a small cut to his chin during a brawl on the Raiders sidelines.
This was the second week in a row that the Cowboys had involved an opponent during a penalty kick. Apprentice Joseph ended up with the rest of the game being suspended after a week of staying home for personal reasons.
Jackson, who spent the first six of his 14 years with Philadelphia, has six TD runs against his former NFC East rival. Five of those covered at least 56 yards, including 91 yards with the Eagles in 2010 and 81 yards in his second spell with Philadelphia last season.
TE Raiders Darren Waller was disqualified after leaving the bout twice, first with a back injury and then a knee problem. …De Karl Nesib also injured his knee and did not return, while CB Brandon Faison injured.
Raiders: Another opponent for the NFC East, this time at home against Washington on December 5.
Cowboys: In New Orleans next Thursday. It’s the sixth time in eight seasons that Dallas has followed Thanksgiving with another game on Thursday.