Raiders triumph at Thanksgiving penalty | Sports
ARLINGTON, Texas – Derek Carr and the Las Vegas Raiders got the third try they needed from Dallas cornerback Anthony Brown.
Daniel Carlson kicked off a 29-yard overtime goal after Brown’s fourth pass interference penalty kept the drive alive, and the Raiders ended a three-game losing streak by beating the Cowboys 36-33 on Thursday .
Carlson’s fifth-best career field goal came after Brown was called up for interfering with Zay Jones in the third and -18. Brown’s four interference penalties came from an incomplete third down.
“The penalties obviously helped,” said Carr, whose 373 passing yards included a 56-yard touchdown to DeSean Jackson for the opening points. “If they didn’t hold on, we probably would have hit those coins.”
The Raiders had just two third-place conversions overall in the previous two games and were 3 of 13 in this one. But Brown surpassed that total on his own.
“Just one of these days,” Brown said. “I feel like I’m in a position for everyone, tried to turn my head. On some of them, I had my head turned. Just try to improve yourself.
Both teams have reached season highs in penalties and yards. Dallas, the NFL leader in penalty yards, had 14 for a franchise record of 166 yards and Las Vegas 14 for 110.
A restraining appeal on eternal Pro Bowl left tackle Tyron Smith in his first comeback after missing three with an ankle injury nullified a Dallas touchdown early in the fourth quarter. The Cowboys settled for a basket.
“Twenty-eight penalties, I don’t know what you want me to say,” Dallas coach Mike McCarthy said. “Write whatever you want. I am all for it.
The Raiders (6-5) won Thanksgiving for the first time since 1968. It was their fourth holiday appearance since then, with the two previous losses suffered by the Cowboys.
“It gave me goosebumps, I’m not going to lie,” Carr said. “When that kick came through, I had a lot of memories as a kid.”
Dak Prescott had 209 of his 375 passing yards in the fourth quarter. His 32-yard touchdown pass to Dalton Schultz and his 2-point conversion throw at the near end pulled the Cowboys (7-4) even to 30 with 2:54 remaining after they were led almost from the start.
Carlson led Las Vegas 33-30 with a career 56 yards with 1:52 remaining. Greg Zuerlein, who missed an extra point after Dallas’ first touchdown, responded with a total of 45 yards with 19 seconds left.
Tony Pollard pulled off a 100-yard kickoff return for Dallas in the third quarter, but was stopped inside the 15 to start overtime. The Cowboys lost three goals after a penalty knocked them back to 7 and the Raiders claimed AFC West’s third victory over the NFC East Cowboys in the last four games.
Brown had his back on Jones when Carr threw the pass with Las Vegas at 43. The penalty put the Raiders in Dallas 24, and the winning kick came after the Cowboys were penalized twice for crossing the line. scrum before the snap.
Carr was 24 of 39 without an interception, and Hunter Renfrow has reached career highs in catches (eight) and yards (134). Marcus Mariota scored 3 on a shotgun keeper.
The Dallas offense struggled early on without top receivers Amari Cooper (COVID-19 protocols) and CeeDee Lamb (concussion) and running back Ezekiel Elliott treating a right knee injury. The NFL’s No.1 offense rebounded to finish with 437 yards, but the Raiders posted a record 509 yards.
“We had some explosive games and we gave up some explosive games,” said interim coach Rich Bisaccia, who left after five seasons with the Cowboys to join the Raiders in 2018.
Jackson tiptoed on the sidelines to open the scoring and pulled one of the interference penalties against Brown in the end zone to set up a 1-yard TD from Josh Jacobs.
Sean McKeon had his first career touchdown, a 10-yard catch for the Cowboys opening points. Elliott, who was limited to nine carries for 25 yards, had a 1 yard touchdown.
Dallas ‘Kelvin Joseph and Raiders’ Roderic Teamer were sent off after receiving personal fouls after a punt in Las Vegas in the first possession of the second half. Field judge Tom Hill ended up with a small cut to his chin during the Raiders sideline scuffle.
It was the second week in a row that the Cowboys had a collision with the opponent on a punt. And rookie Joseph ended up with the rest of the game a week after staying home for personal reasons.
Jackson, who spent the first six of his 14 years with Philadelphia, caught six career touchdowns against his former NFC East rival. Five of them covered at least 56 yards, including one for 91 yards with the Eagles in 2010 and one for 81 yards on his second stint with Philadelphia last season.
Raiders TE Darren Waller was ruled out after leaving the game twice, first with a back injury and then a knee problem. … ED Carl Nassib also injured his knee and did not return, while CB Brandon Facyson was ruled out with a concussion.
Raiders: Another NFC East opponent, this time at home against Washington on December 5.
Cowboys: In New Orleans next Thursday. This is the sixth time in eight seasons that Dallas has followed Thanksgiving with another game on Thursday.