ARLINGTON, Texas – Derek Carr and the Las Vegas Raiders got the third try they needed from Dallas cornerback Anthony Brown.
Daniel Carlson kicked for 29 yards in overtime after Brown’s fourth pass interference penalty kept the drive alive, and the Raiders beat the Cowboys 36-33 on Thursday.
Carlson’s fifth field goal came after Brown was called for interfering with Zay Jones in the third and -18. Brown’s four interference penalties came from an incomplete third down.
The Raiders have had just two third-place conversions overall in the previous two games and were just 3 of 13 in this one. But Brown surpassed that total on his own.
Both teams have reached season highs in penalties and yards. Dallas, the NFL leader in penalty yards, had 14 for 166 and Las Vegas 14 for 110.
“Twenty-eight penalties, I don’t know what you want me to say,” Dallas coach Mike McCarthy said. “Write whatever you want. I totally agree.”
The Raiders (6-5) ended a three-game losing streak with their first Thanksgiving victory since 1968. It was their fourth holiday appearance since then, with the previous two losses against 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 had a 100-yard return for Dallas in the third quarter, but was stopped inside the 15 to start overtime. The Cowboys have taken three wins from their 7th grade and the Raiders have taken the 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 pitched for 373 yards, including a 56-yard touchdown to DeSean Jackson. Marcus Mariota had a short scoring run 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.
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.
PAIR OF EJECTIONS
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. … DE Carl Nassib also injured a knee and did not return, while CB Brandon Facyson.
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.