Raiders upset Cowboys 36-33 in overtime in penalty-filled game

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Raiders interim head coach Rich Bisaccia spent five seasons as the Cowboys’ special teams coach. Las Vegas’ defensive line coach Rod Marinelli spent seven years as a Cowboys’ assistant coach, including six as defensive coordinator.

So there is no doubt they enjoyed Thanksgiving Day in Arlington.

The Raiders upset the Cowboys 36-33, never trailing after taking a 7-0 lead only 3:15 into the game on DeSean Jackson‘s 56-yard touchdown. The Cowboys tied the game only twice.

The first time came with 2:54 remaining in the fourth quarter. Tight end Dalton Schultz caught a 32-yard touchdown pass from Dak Prescott. Schultz also converted the 2-point conversion, tying the game at 30-30. But Raiders kicker Daniel Carlson made a 56-yard field goal with 1:52 left in regulation.

The Cowboys tied it with 19 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter on a 45-yard field goal by Greg Zuerlein, who missed an extra point and a 59-yard field goal in the first half.

After the Cowboys went three-and-out to start overtime, the Raiders faced third-and-18 at their own 43. They were bailed out by Anthony Brown‘s fourth penalty. He was penalized 33 yards to the Dallas 24 after not turning around on a pass intended for Zay Jones.

Carlson kicked the 29-yard game-winner.

The Raiders (6-5) ended a three-game losing streak. The Cowboys (7-4) lost for the third time in four games. Dallas went 1-3 against the AFC West, getting outscored 102-78.

The teams combined for 28 penalties for 276 yards and each team had an ejection. Among the Cowboys’ 14 penalties for 166 yards, Brown also had a 30-yard pass interference penalty while trying to defend Jackson that led to a touchdown.

With 12:38 remaining, and the Cowboys trailing by eight, Prescott hit Schultz for a 7-yard touchdown pass on third-and-three. Left tackle Tyron Smith, who missed the past three games with an ankle injury, had two penalties with his illegal formation declined in favor of his holding penalty. The Cowboys ended up settling for a 29-yard Zuerlein field goal.

The Raiders had 509 yards to the Cowboys’ 437.

Carr completed 24 of 39 passes for 373 yards and a touchdown. Hunter Renfrow caught eight passes for 134 yards and Jackson had three receptions for 102 yards and the touchdown.

Prescott was 32-of-47 for 375 yards and two touchdowns. Michael Gallup caught five for 106, and Cedrick Wilson seven for 104.

66 responses to “Raiders upset Cowboys 36-33 in overtime in penalty-filled game

  1. Dallas simply returning to the mean. Thats why Jerry wamted the 17 game season.

    No more 8-8, 9-8 here we come.

  2. Refs tried to keep the raiders from winning at the end of regulation by calling a false start, that replays showed did not happen, that forced the raiders to kick with 2 min left.

    Also at the end of OT they called another mystery penalty on the Raiders on the first FG attempt. Thankfully the Cowboys defense kept being offsides by 10 yards.

    Wierd and long game. I thought the Raiders being conservative at the end of the first half and second half was going to bite them but they pulled it out.

  3. Should have been over an hour earlier with the Raiders blowing the Cowboys out. If it weren’t for the refs overtime doesn’t happen in the first place. Raiders beat the brakes off the Cowboys on all sides of the ball. Cowboys are in a tail spin and both Philly and Washington are right on their tail.

  4. Not sure if there is anything more Patriotic and enjoyable than watching the Cowboys lose on Primetime.

  5. Not sure if there is anything more Patriotic and enjoyable than watching the Cowboys lose on Primetime.

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone

  6. A Brown lost the game single handedly. On this day I am thankful for another Cowboys loss. Where was the shot of Jerry on the winning FG?

  7. Terrible game again by my Raiders but the refs didn’t help them at all. Cowboys lose and all of Amerrica is happy! Happy Turkey Day Everyone!!

  8. Officiating and gambling is going to be a problem. Just look at saints game. Where were the taunting calls when player stood over the RB talking trash. WAY too much subjective crap which can turn games. This has to be fixed or maybe the fix is already in 🤷🏼‍♂️

  9. Hard to turn your head around to see the ball when the WR is grabbing your head and pulling it towards him.

  10. Why do we have to hear about how Kellen Moore is “brilliant” in every dang Dallas broadcast? It is very possible that Moore only appears smart because he has a great QB and amazing athletes at every position on offense. Dude is overhyped

  11. We needed this win badly. It helped that Dallas was down two starters on offense. We won’t always be this fortunate (although, to be fair, we lost Waller during the game). I honestly thought we were going to blow it in the fourth quarter or overtime, but the Raiders proved me wrong. They came to play today. Go Raiders!

  12. I was ready to buy into the cowboys being a legit super bowl contender but their defense is still not very good. And Dak is a stat stuffer.

  13. Well there you have it. Both Cowboy and Raider fans agree, it’s all the refs fault. The refs were cheating to help both sides and screw both teams. It was just the Raiders turn to win this week. The writers who prescripted the game just got too convoluted in their machinations. That’s the real problem.

  14. Another Overrated team shows their mediocrity on a national stage. One-and-done if they manage to squeak into the postseason.

  15. The Cowboys will not be able to beat Tampa in the playoffs.
    ==========

    They might.

    It will be fun to watch Brady carry a defense that can’t make stops.

  16. Carr the STAR lit it up at the Lone STAR state! Dude gets trashed for carrying a 28th rushing attack without many weapons entering the game, and without their head coach. He still got it done without Waller and when the D went into prevent, like one commenter said, along with the kickoff TD. He keeps this team going from giving up. Derek Carr is one of the great men to root for, with all of the egotistical punks out there. There is no dominant team in the AFC this year. Every team in the AFC race can make a case. DeSean Jackson finally got more snaps this game, and he made a difference. Maybe Josh Jacobs now has his head right? Dallas was missing some WR’s, but defense is overrated. One and done, for sure.

  17. Dak makes a great throw to Michael Gallup on the sideline to get to overtime.
    Then on the first possession in OT, at 3rd and 4, his short pass for a first down is off target and the Cowboys punt and lose then the game.
    Typical Dak; great stats, no Dub…

  18. Dallas just made the. NFC East look worse than it is. But this is what the NFL wanted… PARODY.

    Dallas has no defense at all. Hasn’t all year. They have Parsons who as a rookie can be faked out of his shoes but will be a great player if they put talent around him. But we all know they won’t because Jerry will be back to offenseive draft picks because it’s more glamorous.

    I know Dallas was missing guys, but come on look at the raiders. They have nobody. How do I know Dallas can’t be the other playoff teams?

    Because Rogers, Brady,Murray, and even Stafford wouldn’t have lost to the Raiders today. The division could’ve been in the bag with a win today.

    Division will go down to the wire. Guess what? Eagles and WFT have better coaching staffs. And I never would’ve said that 4 weeks ago about Philly.

  19. Penalty for the center looking back? One time? I seen centers looking back many times without penalty. That’s just one tick tack that was called.

  20. I know tradition is tradition, but it’s time to share the wealth. Move Cowboys/Lions out of this Thanksgiving game day tradition. Let other teams put in bids for it. Have an early game featuring 1 conference rival vs another and the same for the other conference in the afternoon game, rotating conference start time each year. Do away with the night game and while you’re at it eliminate Thursday Night games, most suck any way. Put better games on Monday night as well…Come on Roger! Prime time has become watered down. Better yet, if you want to keep Cowboys/Lions on Thanksgiving, send them to London for a double header.

  21. At least this game was entertaining. Too many penalties,but a good game ,although it’s getting harder to figure some of these teams out. Dallas is definitely going in the wrong direction.

  22. Hate the raiders and I’m from the bay as a proud 9ER fan but give them their respect. They went into Dallas on Thanksgiving and balled out

  23. Lmao reading all the comments….. like Dallas cant beat Brady or both these teams are weak lol

    Look at the season and look at matchups b4 u spout nonsense. Any team can beat any opponent on any day.

    1st off any team can beat any team regardless of home field advantage

    2nd its bout matchups and Injuries at kickoff

    3rd good coaching/injuries/matchups/ down and distance along with tendencies will mathematical expose habits and wrinkles of that can help “said team” on certain downs.

    4th it’s about player personal. Some teams are more physical then others

  24. I’m a 9ER fan and can’t stand either one of these teams but, props to the raiders. They beat dallas in their spot on Thanksgiving and showed out.

    No excuses

  25. The NFL better fix their problem with officiating and fast. Games are becoming unwatchable, and I’m not even talking about the ridiculous taunting calls.

  26. Ah, the ever-predictable “hot takes” about the Cowboys showing their “true colors” after a sloppy game that was barely lost. Completely ignoring the fact that they played the last two games in 5 days and this one game without their two best receivers. And that the defense is still waiting to get back their most dominant players from injury. I actually like the fact that you enjoy these losses so much because it’s obvious that this team means more to you than the one you supposedly root for.

  27. “Hard to turn your head around to see the ball when the WR is grabbing your head and pulling it towards him.” The wide reciever did not grab the defenders head and pull it,he was doing his job by reaching for the ball to catch it but the defender head was between his hands and the ball.the defenders should have turned his head around and looked for the ball when the reciever did,thus no penalty and he would have intercepted it because it hit him in back of his helmet whereas it would have hit him in the hands.very poor defense on that play.

  28. Tono Romo is a good Broadcaster EXCEPT when calling Dallas games then he is all in on what Dallas does or could do better not what the other team does good. I wish the network would lose him on Dallas games.

  29. Even though he managed to win a Super Bowl with Green Bay, the way Dallas played is typical for a McCarthy coached team. Poor player technique, especially on special teams and in the secondary.

  30. Rich Bisaccia should be the Raiders permanent coach. It’s hard to keep a team and a coaching staff focused with so much about the future unknown.

  31. fansince74 says:
    November 26, 2021 at 8:28 am
    Ah, the ever-predictable “hot takes” about the Cowboys showing their “true colors” after a sloppy game that was barely lost. Completely ignoring the fact that they played the last two games in 5 days and this one game without their two best receivers. And that the defense is still waiting to get back their most dominant players from injury. I actually like the fact that you enjoy these losses so much because it’s obvious that this team means more to you than the one you supposedly root for.

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    It’s been 25 years since Dallas won anything relevant. This season will be no different

  32. The refs stopped it to remove a Raiders defender. If they did for Dallas then good all even. If not, then it’s more slant agains the Raiders.

    Overall I hated the bad calls and the announcers pointed those out. Everything else was even amd textbook.

    Brown needs to re learn how to cover WRs. Ya can’t do what he was doing. They should have pulled him but Dallas isn’t that smart.

  33. While I loved watching the Cowboys lose they shouldn’t have had a chance to tie in regulation in the first place.

    The Raiders have the ball and are driving in the 4th, 2nd and 5 almost in FG range, 17 seconds left to the 2 minute warning, plenty of time left on the play clock AND THEY ARE RUSHING TO THE LINE TO TRY AND GET A PLAY OFF?

    Needless to say the Raider get a false start and convert a 2nd and 5 to a 2nd and 10 and the clock will STILL stop at the 2 minute warning.

    Without that bonehead play (every HS coach in the land knows you let the clock run down when you have a lead) Dallas NEVER would have been able to tie the game with 19 seconds left BECAUSE those 19 seconds WOULDN’T HAVE BEEN THERE.

    What shocks me is teams pay guys millions of dollars to make what are fundamentally stupid decisions.

  34. The most egregious call was than phantom false start on the Raiders’ center at end of regulation. If they don’t call that, there is no OT, as Raiders win in regulation..

  35. I said it last year and I’ll say it again this year, this Hoculi crew is flag heavy every game they call. I can’t believe the league doesn’t call this group out when grading them. Makes it unwatchable!

  36. fansince74 says:
    November 26, 2021 at 8:28 am
    Ah, the ever-predictable “hot takes” about the Cowboys showing their “true colors” after a sloppy game that was barely lost. Completely ignoring the fact that they played the last two games in 5 days and this one game without their two best receivers. And that the defense is still waiting to get back their most dominant players from injury. I actually like the fact that you enjoy these losses so much because it’s obvious that this team means more to you than the one you supposedly root for.
    —————————————————————————————————-
    I guess you think the Raiders don’t have injuries? Tell me again about their TE, FB, LB, OL, alternate HC… and yes, the Raiders played 5 days ago as well. Barely losing is still a loss. The Cowboys were at home and never lead. Did you also see the cheap shot after the game?

  37. It is clear that Pollard is better than Zeke, but for some strange reason, they keep using Zeke the most, especially in critical situations.

    Now that Zeke has a bum knee, they should have made Pollard the lead back, but they still ran Zeke. It’s like they feel tha tthey paid him so much that they have to use him the most…..and it’s costing them games.

  38. Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! If they don’t call this or that… If the kicker makes that PAT there’s no OT and the Boys win.

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