Thanksgiving NFL Recreation: Las Vegas Raiders upset the percentages and beat Cowboys on Thanksgiving

The Las Vegas Raiders pulled off an enormous upset on Thanksgiving and snapped a three-game dropping streak with a 36-33 time beyond regulation victory over the struggling Dallas Cowboys.

It was the Raiders’ first “Turkey Day” victory since 1968.

5 discipline targets for Carlson

Daniel Carlson‘s fifth discipline aim of the sport, a 29-yarder, gave the “Sin Metropolis” Raiders the win.

Within the first quarter, the Raiders opened the scoring on their first offensive collection with a spectacular bomb from Derek Carr to DeSean Jackson, who scored for the primary time this 12 months, reminding us of his pace that catapulted him to stardom with the Philadelphia Eagles when he escaped 56 yards to the top zone.

The Cowboys responded instantly and Dak Prescott discovered Sean McKeon for the rookie tight finish to attain the primary landing of his profession on a 10-yard cross, though Greg Zuerlein missed the additional level.

Earlier than the top of the primary quarter-hour, Josh Jacobs scored for Las Vegas on a 1-yard carry to extend the lead 14-6.

Carlson kicked his first discipline aim of the sport within the second quarter on a profitable 22-yard try.

With simply 29 seconds left earlier than halftime, Ezekiel Elliott reduce the deficit to 4 factors on a one-yard landing carry.

Two ejected within the sport

The third quarter started with a pair of ejections, when rookies Kelvin Joseph of Dallas and Roderic Teamer of Las Vegas got here to blows on a punt, sparking a pitched battle that was stopped earlier than it escalated by officers

After the brawl, the Raiders elevated their lead with an surprising participant, reserve quarterback Marcus Mariota got here in to hold the ball from the 3-yard line and rating a landing.

On the following kickoff the Cowboys made the rating 24-19 when Tony Pollard took the kick and spectacularly returned it 100 yards to the opposite facet of the sphere, the two-point conversion was missed.

Carlson hit a 46-yarder to extend the guests’ result in eight factors earlier than the ultimate quarter-hour of standard time started.

Loopy 4th Interval

Within the fourth interval, after Zuerlein and Carlson exchanged discipline targets (of 29 and 30 yards), Dak Prescott and Dalton Schultz tied the rating for the primary time with first a 32-yard cross then the conversion after the cross to the tight finish.

With 1:57 minutes to play, Carlson gave the black and silver the lead again with the longest discipline aim of his profession (56 yards), however with 24 seconds left, “Legatron” despatched the sport into time beyond regulation together with his profitable 45-yard try.

In time beyond regulation, Dallas had the ball first however was pressured to punt, and the Raiders superior the ball to win the sport with Carlson’s aforementioned discipline aim.

Dallas’ disaster is worsening as they’ve misplaced two in a row and three of the final 4, all three losses to AFC West opponents (Broncos, Chiefs and Raiders).

All this has occurred for the reason that return of Dak Prescott from harm.

Participant of the sport was Derek Carr finishing 24 of 39 passes for 373 yards with one landing and no interceptions.

What’s subsequent?

The Raiders (6-5) will host Washington Soccer Group subsequent Sunday, December 5 of their subsequent matchup.

The Cowboys (7-4) will go to the New Orleans Saints on Thursday, December 2.

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