Raiders beat Cowboys 36-33 in OT on field goal after penalty

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
  • Fans look on as Las Vegas Raiders' Daniel Carlson (2) kicks a game-winning field goal in overtime of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021.

    Fans look on as Las Vegas Raiders' Daniel Carlson (2) kicks a game-winning field goal in overtime of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021. Associated Press

  • Las Vegas Raiders place kicker Daniel Carlson (2) is congratulated by Jermaine Eluemunor (72), AJ Cole (6) and others after Carlson kicked a game-winning field goal in overtime of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021.

    Las Vegas Raiders place kicker Daniel Carlson (2) is congratulated by Jermaine Eluemunor (72), AJ Cole (6) and others after Carlson kicked a game-winning field goal in overtime of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021. Associated Press

  • Las Vegas Raiders place kicker Daniel Carlson (2) celebrates kicking a game-winning field goal as Dallas Cowboys' Malik Turner (17) and Brandon Parker (75) look on in overtime of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021.

    Las Vegas Raiders place kicker Daniel Carlson (2) celebrates kicking a game-winning field goal as Dallas Cowboys' Malik Turner (17) and Brandon Parker (75) look on in overtime of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021. Associated Press

  • Fans look on as Dallas Cowboys tight end Dalton Schultz catches a touchdown pass in front of Las Vegas Raiders linebacker Denzel Perryman (52) in the second half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021.

    Fans look on as Dallas Cowboys tight end Dalton Schultz catches a touchdown pass in front of Las Vegas Raiders linebacker Denzel Perryman (52) in the second half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021. Associated Press

  • Las Vegas Raiders' Dallin Leavitt (32) and Solomon Thomas (92) celebrate after Thomas stopped Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, bottom rear, on a running play in the second half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021.

    Las Vegas Raiders' Dallin Leavitt (32) and Solomon Thomas (92) celebrate after Thomas stopped Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, bottom rear, on a running play in the second half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021. Associated Press

  • Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Gallup (13) reaches up to catch a long pass as Las Vegas Raiders cornerback Casey Hayward Jr. (29) defends in the second half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021.

    Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Gallup (13) reaches up to catch a long pass as Las Vegas Raiders cornerback Casey Hayward Jr. (29) defends in the second half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021. Associated Press

  • Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) is stopped as he runs the ball by Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Yannick Ngakoue, right, in the second half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021.

    Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) is stopped as he runs the ball by Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Yannick Ngakoue, right, in the second half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021. Associated Press

  • Dallas Cowboys cornerback Jourdan Lewis (26) defends as Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Hunter Renfrow (13) catches a pass for a long gain in the second half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021.

    Dallas Cowboys cornerback Jourdan Lewis (26) defends as Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Hunter Renfrow (13) catches a pass for a long gain in the second half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021. Associated Press

  • Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Cedrick Wilson (1) is stopped short of scoring on a two-point conversion attempt by Las Vegas Raiders safety Johnathan Abram, right rear, as tight end Dalton Schultz (86) looks on in the second half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021.

    Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Cedrick Wilson (1) is stopped short of scoring on a two-point conversion attempt by Las Vegas Raiders safety Johnathan Abram, right rear, as tight end Dalton Schultz (86) looks on in the second half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021. Associated Press

  • Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) celebrates scoring a touchdown in the second half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021.

    Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) celebrates scoring a touchdown in the second half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021. Associated Press

  • Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard (20) gets past Las Vegas Raiders place kicker Daniel Carlson (2) as Pollard returns a kickoff for a touchdown in the second half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021.

    Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard (20) gets past Las Vegas Raiders place kicker Daniel Carlson (2) as Pollard returns a kickoff for a touchdown in the second half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021. Associated Press

  • Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Hunter Renfrow (13) catches a pass for a first down as Dallas Cowboys safety Jayron Kearse (27) gives chase in the second half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021.

    Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Hunter Renfrow (13) catches a pass for a first down as Dallas Cowboys safety Jayron Kearse (27) gives chase in the second half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021. Associated Press

  • Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (28) runs the ball for a first down as Dallas Cowboys' Malik Hooker (28), Justin Hamilton (99), Jourdan Lewis (26) and Dorance Armstrong (92) attempt to make the stop in overtime of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021.

    Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (28) runs the ball for a first down as Dallas Cowboys' Malik Hooker (28), Justin Hamilton (99), Jourdan Lewis (26) and Dorance Armstrong (92) attempt to make the stop in overtime of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021. Associated Press

  • Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver DeSean Jackson sprints to the end zone after catching a pass for a touchdown in the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021.

    Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver DeSean Jackson sprints to the end zone after catching a pass for a touchdown in the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021. Associated Press

  • Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) scrambles before throwing a pass in the first half of an NFL football game against the Las Vegas Raiders in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021.

    Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) scrambles before throwing a pass in the first half of an NFL football game against the Las Vegas Raiders in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021. Associated Press

 
 
Updated 11/25/2021 10:03 PM

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Derek Carr and the Las Vegas Raiders got the third-down help they needed from Dallas cornerback Anthony Brown.

Daniel Carlson kicked a 29-yard field goal in overtime 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 career-best fifth field goal came after Brown was called for interference on Zay Jones on third-and-18. All four of Brown's interference penalties came on third-down incompletions.

'The penalties obviously helped,' said Carr, whose 373 yards passing included a 56-yard touchdown to DeSean Jackson for the first points. 'If they weren't holding, we probably would have hit those plays.'

The Raiders had just two third-down conversions total the previous two games and were 3 of 13 in this one. But Brown topped that total all by himself.

'Just one of them days,' Brown said. 'I feel like I was in position for all of them, tried to turn my head. On some of them I did have my head turned. Just try to get better.'

Both teams had season highs in penalties and yards. Dallas, the NFL leader in penalty yards coming in, had 14 for a franchise-record 166 yards and Las Vegas 14 for 110.

by signing up you agree to our terms of service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

A holding call on perennial Pro Bowl left tackle Tyron Smith in his first game back after missing three with an ankle injury negated a Dallas touchdown early in the fourth quarter. The Cowboys settled for a field goal.

'Twenty-eight penalties, I don't know what the hell you want me to say,' Dallas coach Mike McCarthy said. 'Write what you want. I'm all for it.'

The Raiders (6-5) won on Thanksgiving for the first time since 1968. It was their fourth appearance on the holiday since then, with the previous two losses coming at the Cowboys.

'It kind of gave me goose bumps, I'm not going to lie,' Carr said. 'When that kick went through, I had a lot of memories as a kid.'

Dak Prescott had 209 of his 375 yards passing in the fourth quarter. His 32-yard touchdown pass to Dalton Schultz and 2-point conversion toss to the tight end pulled the Cowboys (7-4) even at 30 with 2:54 remaining after they trailed almost from the start.

Carlson put Las Vegas ahead 33-30 with a career-long 56-yarder with 1:52 remaining. Greg Zuerlein, who missed an extra point after the first Dallas TD, answered with a 45-yarder with 19 seconds to go.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Tony Pollard had a 100-yard kickoff return for Dallas in the third quarter, but was stopped inside the 15 to start overtime. The Cowboys went three-and-out after a penalty pushed them back to the 7, and the Raiders finished off the third victory for the AFC West against the NFC East-leading Cowboys in the past four games.

Brown had his back to Jones when Carr threw the pass with Las Vegas at its 43. The penalty put the Raiders at the Dallas 24, and the winning kick came after the Cowboys were penalized twice for rushing past the line of scrimmage before the snap.

Carr was 24 of 39 without an interception, and Hunter Renfrow had career highs in catches (eight) and yards (134). Marcus Mariota scored from the 3 on a shotgun keeper.

The Dallas offense struggled early without top receivers Amari Cooper (COVID-19 protocols) and CeeDee Lamb (concussion) and running back Ezekiel Elliott nursing a right knee injury. The NFL's No. 1 offense bounced back to finish with 437 yards, but the Raiders had a season-high 509.

'We had some explosive plays and we gave up some explosive plays,' said interim coach Rich Bisaccia, who left after five seasons with the Cowboys to join the Raiders in 2018.


Jackson tip-toed successfully on the sideline to open the scoring and drew one of the interference penalties against Brown in the end zone to set up Josh Jacobs' 1-yard TD.

Sean McKeon had his first career touchdown, a 10-yard catch for the Cowboys' first points. Elliott, who was limited to nine carries for 25 yards, had a 1-yard TD.

PAIR OF EJECTIONS

Kelvin Joseph of Dallas and Roderic Teamer of the Raiders were ejected after getting personal foul penalties at the end of a Las Vegas punt on the first possession of the second half. Field judge Tom Hill ended up with a small cut on his chin during the fracas on the Raiders' sideline.

It was the second consecutive week the Cowboys had a run-in with the opponent during a punt. And the rookie Joseph ended up with the rest of the game off a week after staying home for personal reasons.

GO LONG

Jackson, who spent the first six of his 14 years with Philadelphia, has six career TD catches against his former NFC East rival. Five of those have covered at least 56 yards, including a 91-yarder with the Eagles in 2010 and an 81-yarder in his second stint with Philadelphia last season.

INJURIES

Raiders TE Darren Waller was ruled out after leaving the game twice, first with a back injury and then a knee issue. ... DE Carl Nassib also injured a knee and didn't return, while CB Brandon Facyson was ruled out with a concussion.

UP NEXT

Raiders: Another NFC East opponent, this time at home against Washington on Dec. 5.

Cowboys: At New Orleans next Thursday. It's the sixth time in eight seasons Dallas has followed Thanksgiving with another Thursday game.

___

More AP NFL coverage: https://apnews.com/hub/nfl and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL

0 Comments
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 
Article Comments
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.