ARLINGTON, Texas – Derek Carr and the Las Vegas Raiders acquired the third-down assist they wanted from Dallas cornerback Anthony Brown.
Daniel Carlson kicked a 29-yard subject purpose in extra time after Brown’s fourth pass-interference penalty saved the drive alive, and the Raiders ended a three-game shedding streak by beating the Cowboys 36-33 on Thursday.
Carlson’s career-best fifth subject purpose got here after Brown was known as for interference on Zay Jones on third-and-18. All 4 of Brown’s interference penalties got here on third-down incompletions.
“The penalties clearly helped,” stated Carr, whose 373 yards passing included a 56-yard landing to DeSean Jackson for the primary factors. “In the event that they weren’t holding, we in all probability would have hit these performs.”
The Raiders had simply two third-down conversions complete the earlier two video games and had been 3 of 13 on this one. However Brown topped that complete all by himself.
“Simply certainly one of them days,” Brown stated. “I really feel like I used to be in place for all of them, tried to show my head. On a few of them I did have my head turned. Simply attempt to get higher.”
Each groups had season highs in penalties and yards. Dallas, the NFL chief in penalty yards coming in, had 14 for a franchise-record 166 yards and Las Vegas 14 for 110.
A holding name on perennial Professional Bowl left deal with Tyron Smith in his first recreation again after lacking three with an ankle damage negated a Dallas landing early within the fourth quarter. The Cowboys settled for a subject purpose.
“Twenty-eight penalties, I don’t know what the hell you need me to say,” Dallas coach Mike McCarthy stated. “Write what you need. I’m all for it.”
The Raiders (6-5) gained on Thanksgiving for the primary time since 1968. It was their fourth look on the vacation since then, with the earlier two losses coming on the Cowboys.
“It type of gave me goose bumps, I’m not going to lie,” Carr stated. “When that kick went by, I had a variety of reminiscences as a child.”
Dak Prescott had 209 of his 375 yards passing within the fourth quarter. His 32-yard landing move to Dalton Schultz and 2-point conversion toss to the tight finish pulled the Cowboys (7-4) even at 30 with 2:54 remaining after they trailed nearly from the beginning.
Carlson put Las Vegas forward 33-30 with a career-long 56-yarder with 1:52 remaining. Greg Zuerlein, who missed an additional level after the primary Dallas TD, answered with a 45-yarder with 19 seconds to go.
Tony Pollard had a 100-yard kickoff return for Dallas within the third quarter, however was stopped contained in the 15 to start out extra time. The Cowboys went three-and-out after a penalty pushed them again to the 7, and the Raiders completed off the third victory for the AFC West in opposition to the NFC East-leading Cowboys prior to now 4 video games.
Brown had his again to Jones when Carr threw the move with Las Vegas at its 43. The penalty put the Raiders on the Dallas 24, and the successful kick got here after the Cowboys had been penalized twice for speeding previous the road of scrimmage earlier than the snap.
Carr was 24 of 39 with out an interception, and Hunter Renfrow had profession highs in catches (eight) and yards (134). Marcus Mariota scored from the three on a shotgun keeper.
The Dallas offense struggled early with out high receivers Amari Cooper (COVID-19 protocols) and CeeDee Lamb (concussion) and operating again Ezekiel Elliott nursing a proper knee damage. The NFL’s No. 1 offense bounced again to complete with 437 yards, however the Raiders had a season-high 509.
“We had some explosive performs and we gave up some explosive performs,” stated interim coach Wealthy Bisaccia, who left after 5 seasons with the Cowboys to hitch the Raiders in 2018.
Jackson tip-toed efficiently on the sideline to open the scoring and drew one of many interference penalties in opposition to Brown in the long run zone to arrange Josh Jacobs’ 1-yard TD.
Sean McKeon had his first profession landing, a 10-yard catch for the Cowboys’ first factors. Elliott, who was restricted to 9 carries for 25 yards, had a 1-yard TD.
PAIR OF EJECTIONS
Kelvin Joseph of Dallas and Roderic Teamer of the Raiders had been ejected after getting private foul penalties on the finish of a Las Vegas punt on the primary possession of the second half. Area choose Tom Hill ended up with a small lower on his chin throughout the fracas on the Raiders’ sideline.
It was the second consecutive week the Cowboys had a run-in with the opponent throughout a punt. And the rookie Joseph ended up with the remainder of the sport off per week after staying dwelling for private causes.
Jackson, who spent the primary six of his 14 years with Philadelphia, has six profession TD catches in opposition to his former NFC East rival. 5 of these have lined a minimum of 56 yards, together with a 91-yarder with the Eagles in 2010 and an 81-yarder in his second stint with Philadelphia final season.
Raiders TE Darren Waller was dominated out after leaving the sport twice, first with a again damage after which a knee difficulty. … DE Carl Nassib additionally injured a knee and did not return, whereas CB Brandon Facyson was dominated out with a concussion.
Raiders: One other NFC East opponent, this time at dwelling in opposition to Washington on Dec. 5.
Cowboys: At New Orleans subsequent Thursday. It is the sixth time in eight seasons Dallas has adopted Thanksgiving with one other Thursday recreation.
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