A pivotal field goal by Daniel Carlson earned the Raiders a dramatic extra-time win after a costly defensive pass interference by Anthony Brown of the Cowboys.
Carlson managed to hold his nerve and kick in a game-winner with a 29-yard overtime field goal to give the Raiders a thrilling 36-33 victory over the Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day.
As the game went into sudden death, Dallas believed they had managed to thwart the crucial drive from the Raiders when Parsons left the visitors facing a third-and-18 from the 43. But Brown’s 4th DPI penalty in the game turned the game in the favor of the Raiders.
Carsons Made No Mistake For The Raiders In Extra Time
Carsons stepped in. He had already kicked in 4 field goals that included a 56-yard hit rather late into the 4th quarter, winning it from over 39 yards. He retreated 5 yards thanks to the Raiders’ wrong start. He subsequently gained 10 due to back-to-back Cowboys’ infractions. When he finally got his shot, there wasn’t even a hint of a mistake.
The Cowboys were trailing by 8 at 30-22 in the 4th quarter with 2.56 minutes to play. Then Dak Prescott managed a dagger to Schultz that led to a touchdown over 32 yards. He then made a conversion for 2 points and brought the game level.
While Carlson’s 56-yarder gave the Las Vegas a 3-point lead inside the 2-minute warning, Zuerlein scored with a 45-yarder, sending the game into OT.
The Cowboys had been trailing since the 2nd drive when Jackson had a 56-yard explosive touchdown.
They lost their most potent weapon when Darren Waller suffered a knee injury after the tight end. In his absence, Hunter Renfrow flourished with 8 catches for 134 years.
McKeon got the 1st career touchdown, a 10-year catch willing the 1st points for the Cowboys.
The Raiders finally ended their 3-game losing streak. It is their first Thanksgiving win after 1968. It was the 4th appearance since then for the Raiders, their previous 2 losses against the Cowboys.