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Las Vegas Raiders vs. Dallas Cowboys Tips, Predictions

The Las Vegas Raiders and Dallas Cowboys will play in a week 12 NFL game on Thursday. Which team will win? (Author: Gardener)

DallasCheck out these NFL week 12 tips and predictions for the game, which airs at 2:30 p.m. MST time on CBS. Can Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys recover against the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 12 of the NFL season? More: Las Vegas Raiders vs. Dallas Cowboys NFL Week 12 Thanksgiving Odds, Watch, TV Info. Ben Rolfe writes: "Both offensives looked absolutely bad this week. What should have been an exciting game between two playoff contenders now feels like the one who doesn't play worse offense wins. The Cowboys could do it be." without Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb, but they should still have too much for the Raiders. "Vincent Frank writes:" Both teams suffered ugly defeats in week 11 and have to play Thanksgiving in a short week. Though Dallas without Amari Cooper ( COVID-19 logs) and possibly CeeDee Lamb (concussion), let's go with the home team here More: NFL playoff picture: Arizona Cardinals jump back to the top after NFL win in week 11 Defense will be key to this game for both teams. While the Raiders played well at times, they give in points at a PPG rate of 25.6. The Dallas Defense surprisingly ranks 10th with the fewest points given up at a rate of 21.7 per game. If the cowboys show up on either side of the ball and play as they have before (outside of the Broncos defeat), they will have no problem getting a convincing win on Thanksgiving. Chet Gresham writes: "The cowboys will try taking a rest at home on Thanksgiving Day If the Raiders weren't playing so bad right now I would go out of my way to win this game, but the way it is I think seven points is too much for this one Week to give. The cowboys will do without Amari Cooper and there's a good chance they can do without CeeDee Lamb. I like the cowboys to win but the raiders to keep it tight. " Peter Panacy writes: "The Las Vegas offense has been flat for the past three weeks after scoring just 16 points, 14 points, against the New York Giants in Week 9". against the Chiefs a week ago and then the 13 points at home against Cincy. While Dallas couldn't do much offensively against Kansas City, it's not hard to see why the betting odds here favor Prescott's squad over the Raiders. Las Vegas is quickly leaning in the wrong direction, while the cowboys are likely just running into a minor bump in the road. "Brad Weiss writes," Las Vegas is having big problems getting into this matchup and I don't think it will get any better if you can comes to dallas in a short week. More: NFL MVP Odds: Kyler Murray of Arizona Cardinals Favorite with bettors, not bookmakers The site gives the Raiders a 24% chance of winning in the 12th week NFL game. More: Super Bowl Odds: Who Are The Favorites To Win The NFL Championship Now? The website's Football Power Index gives the Raiders a 24.8% chance of winning the NFL Week 12 game. More: NFL Week 12 Picks, Predictions: Who Will Win Every Week 12 NFL Game? This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: Las Vegas Raiders vs. Dallas Cowboys Picks, Predictions: Who Will Win NFL Week 12 Game?

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Dallas needs Dak Prescott to break out of its crisis

10 truths from the Cowboys 36-33 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders ... (Author: Gardener)

Dallas10 truths from the Cowboys' 36-33 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders ... It means, like Patrick Mahomes earlier this season, he isn't playing his best football. Mike McCarthy, Kellen Moore and Doug Nussmeier need to find out as soon as possible because the running game has been ragged for a month as Ezekiel Elliott struggles with a knee injury. Yes, the cowboys were without Amari Cooper (COVID-19) and CeeDee Lamb (concussion), but Michael Gallup and Cedrick Wilson were each over 100 yards. Prescott finished the game 375 yards and two touchdowns, but if you've watched the game you know he missed several throws in the first three quarters. He didn't look like an old Prescott until the fourth quarter when he passed 209 yards with a pass rating of 122.9. In extra time, however, he missed a critical throw that played a role in the defeat of the Cowboys. While Noah Brown was one step open to third and fourth, Prescott threw behind him and gave him no chance to catch the ball. He rolled right on top of the piece, but it's a throw he's made a million times. Prescott has looked like a front runner only once since returning from his calf injury - and that was against Atlanta, which couldn't do anything right that day. 2. It's hard enough to win in the NFL without giving your opponent 166 yards on penalties. That happened on Thursday, so we shouldn't be surprised that the Cowboys lost for the third time in four games. They've been at the top of both penalties and penalties all season, but they did it with talent. It's easy to blame referee Shawn Hochuli's team, but the Cowboys never adapted to the game. The Raiders kept making deep shots because they knew how tight the officials called the game, and it worked. The cowboys didn't really take them until the fourth quarter. At some point he had to play more zone defense to protect Anthony Brown and the rest of the corners. McCarthy has to find a way to reduce the penalties to a manageable number or this club will never reach their full potential. 3. Anthony Brown is an above average cornerback with a pretty good season. Well, he probably had the worst game of his career against the Raiders. He committed four penalties totaling 101 yards and resulted in 20 points, including the game-winning field goal. One stop and Dallas would have got the ball and a chance to win in overtime. Instead, Brown was beaten down a deep route, never turning to look for the ball, and burying his head in the recipient's chest. This game sucked the life out of the defense of the cowboys and the crowd and drove the raiders to victory. Brown had only one penalty all season before losing to the Raiders. Expect the Saints to challenge him on Thursday to see if they can move the ball with the help of penalties. It's still good, but it's not great anymore. He missed an extra point, his third of the season, and he missed a 59 yard kick. In the past two seasons, he has only made four of 13 field goal attempts past 50 yards. Maybe it's time to stop sending him for kicks beyond 50 yards because if you can't hit in a dome, when will you ever meet her? But he also scored a 45-yard field goal in the last minute, forcing extra time. The missed extra point is why Dallas attempted a two-point conversion in the fourth quarter after a penalty kick moved the ball to the one-yard line. He made 19 of 24 field goals, which is good, but not great, what Zürlein calls kicker these days. 5. Ezekiel Elliott won only 25 yards on nine carries with a long of eight. It's clear his knee is bothering him - it's been like that for a month - and he doesn't have the blast and volatility that he had at the start of the season. He still played 47 snaps but only managed 49 yards overall offensive. The cowboys need more of their running game, and it starts with figuring out how to make Elliott more productive. He may need a week off but with three losses in the last four games there is no time for him. 6. Michael Gallup had the opportunity in the last two weeks to make himself desirable as a free agent in the offseason, as Cooper (Covid) and Lamb (concussion) were canceled. Gallup finished with five catches for 106 yards, including three for 90 yards in the fourth quarter. He played a huge role in Dallas as he recovered from a 24-13 deficit to tie the result at 30-30 and send it into overtime. He is a one-dimensional receiver, although he is really good at that dimension that goes deep. 7. Micah Parsons is a real playmaker and proves it every week. He apparently does that every week. Parsons had five tackles, two for the loss and one sack. But Parsons showed in extra time what makes him special. On the first and 10 of the Dallas 49, Parsons ran through a block and dropped Josh Jacobs with a yard loss. At the next game, he sacked Carr for a seven-yard loss. That should have ended the drive, but a 33 yard pass interference penalty from Brown kept the drive alive. Parsons has nine sacks, 15 tackles for the loss and two forced fumbles. 8. Tony Pollard, who once averaged 40 yards per kick return in college, took a 100 yard touchdown. It was the Cowboys' longest return kickoff since Reggie Swinton kicked 100 yards against Philadelphia in 2002. Fourteen touches weren't enough for Pollard in a day Elliott was compromised. He hasn't done much in two seasons with the Cowboys. The final month of this season is an opportunity for Hill to prove his worth. Terence Steele played 72 snaps on the correct tackle. La’el Collins played three. It's hard to see Collins on the team next season. Steele is solid on the right tackle and Collins is no better by $ 15 million. More cowboys coverage from The Dallas Morning News can be found here.

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Referee trips while Pollard runs into 100-yard touchdown

Tony Pollard runs into a massive 100-yard touchdown as the umpire stumbles on the sideline in the Dallas Cowboys' 36:33 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders. (Author: Gardener)

PollardTony Pollard runs into a massive 100-yard touchdown as the umpire stumbles on the sideline in the Dallas Cowboys' 36:33 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders.

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Derek Carr, Las Vegas, upset Dallas in overtime in a Thanksgiving thriller

The Raiders found the Victory Column in style on Turkey Day (Author: Gardener)

Derek CarrThe Las Vegas Raiders achieved their first win in over a month by beating the Dallas Cowboys 36:33 in overtime on Thanksgiving. This was the sixth overtime game ever for Thanksgiving, and the third for the Cowboys. You are now 0-3 in Thanksgiving games that went into overtime. While they were close to pulling out another one Thursday night, the Dallas defense simply couldn't stop enough. Dak Prescott got the ball to start overtime, but went three and out after a pretty bad misfire that saw Noah Brown on third and 4. Since the Cowboys Punting and the Raiders only needed one field goal to win, it felt like this was over. Anthony Brown was called in for pass interference on the third and 18th - a penalty that got the Raiders up to the Cowboys' 24-yard line. A few games later, Daniel Carlson knocked out a 29-yard game winning field goal.

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Dallas Cowboys turn Thanksgiving into Flag Day with a mistaken loss to Raiders

As the season continues south, it will be one of the lows as Dallas let a less skilled opponent dictate the game. (Author: Gardener)

DallasARLINGTON - Do you remember when the Raiders were the team that got all the flags? The Dallas Cowboys could have opened a laundromat in the middle of the AT&T Stadium with all of the stuff thrown at their players at an extremely disappointing Thanksgiving show on Thursday. More: 'It Just Means More': An Oral Story of Justin Tucker's winning kick against Texas A&M playing from start to finish. The Raiders are in the middle of a tumultuous season shaken by the resignation of trainer Jon Gruden and the arrest of former first-round pick Henry Ruggs, whose drunk driving resulted in the death of a Vegas woman. They stumbled into the Metroplex with a 2-5 record in the last seven games and had only scored just under 33 points in the last 12 quarters. Dallas, who played the role of burglar, had its own problems with wideouts CeeDee Lamb (Concussion Log) and Amari Cooper (COVID-19) missing and running back Zeke Elliott, who was clearly playing on a knee-high knee. It was like showing up for Thanksgiving dinner knowing that turkey soup was to be settled for instead of turkey. More: Bohls: Hard to believe, but Texas could actually finish last in the Big 12. Once a shoo-in to win NFC East, Dallas has grown to be a staggering bunch with three losses in the last four games. "We played a few games and we're in, but we couldn't finish." Dallas, already missing these important contributors, is currently playing three games in 12 days. Lamb, Cooper and DeMarcus Lawrence will hopefully be back in New Orleans for next Thursday night's game while the Cowboys try to get back on track so this season doesn't look too familiar. What started as Thanksgiving at Jerry World turned into Flag Day: 28 penalties for 276 yards, four of them against Dallas cornerback Anthony Brown, who had big problems all day with infamous cowboy killer DeSean Jackson, a 34-year-old who was returning Dallas with fresh legs, as evidenced by his 56-yard touchdown catch in the first quarter. Brown was marked for passing interference four times for 91 yards, all coming on third downs, the last in overtime, while defending a deep pass against Austin's Zay Jones, who had a nice trip with five catches for 59 yards. Each team was tagged 14 times, but the four Dallas PIs were far more expensive, a fact not escaped by head coach Mike McCarthy, who actually spoke to his players on Wednesday night about the reigning crew's flag satisfaction. More: Bohls: Texas' Tope Imade overcomes mother loss, fights on the field and remains strong "The game was jerky from start to finish, but our boys kept fighting," said McCarthy, who described the penalty numbers as absurd. It doesn't help that Dallas are the most punished team in football, but it's hard to see any team somehow overcoming their shortcomings - or the officials, if you see it that way - and forcing extra time only to give them up another pass-interference call to Brown at the end. "You play against two teams. You play against the referees and the other team." The flags would have been easier to take if the Cowboys had won or played a full game, which we haven't seen in a while. Quarterback Dak Prescott missed simple throws he usually does in his sleep and his wideouts - which are used to are to be third and fourth options behind Lamb and Cooper - had some bad drops. Elliott battled his way through a sore knee one day when backup Tony Pollard looked like Dallas' best back. In the seventh overtime everything added up to a defeat. played on Thanksgiving since the league put overtime in 1974, and Dallas for the first time since a 24-21 loss to the Denver Broncos in 2005. That day, kicker Billy Cundiff missed a potential green field goal with seven minutes remaining, and the Cowboys fell to 7-4. In case you're wondering, this team under coach Bill Parcells lost three of the last five, finished 9-7 and missed the playoffs. On Thursday, kicker Greg Zürlein channeled the wrong kind of story as he missed an extra point in the first quarter and rattled a 59-yard try from the left post in the second, the latest curious coaching decision to come out of McCarthy's strategy pocket. Dallas remains one of the most talented teams in the league, but the biggest question will be whether these pieces come together at the right time. Fans are restless wondering if, in a season that started with Super Bowl aspirations, the Cowboys have already started a swoon in the second half. "I'm sure a lot of people get off the train, which is fine with us because we know what we're capable of," said Prescott. “We know the team we have. The Cowboys are far from finished and fans should be reassured to know that four of the last six games will be played against league rivals who have an aggregate record of 12-19. In the meantime, players should enjoy their time-out after a hard Thursday in the office.

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Dallas Cowboys suffer heartbreaking overtime losses against the Las Vegas Raiders on Thanksgiving

Daniel Carlson scored a 29-yard field goal in overtime to condemn the Dallas Cowboys to a heartbreaking 36:33 home defeat to the Las Vegas Raiders on Thanksgiving. (Author: Gardener)

ThanksgivingDallas Cowboys suffer a heartbreaking loss to the Las Vegas Raiders on Thanksgiving. Daniel Carlson celebrates after kicking the winning field goal in extra time against the Dallas Cowboys. Daniel Carlson scored a 29-yard field goal in overtime to condemn the Dallas Cowboys to a heartbreaking 36:33 home defeat to the Las Vegas Raiders on Thanksgiving. In a penalized NFL game at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, a pass failure by cowboy cornerback Anthony Brown kept the Raiders drive alive in overtime with the results knotted. The penalty kick allowed Las Vegas quarterback Derek Carr to position his team within manageable field goal range for a famous win, and Carlson duly converted his fifth field goal of the game. The win ends a three-game losing streak for the Raiders and marks their first Thanksgiving win since 1968. After the game, as is customary in Thanksgiving NFL tradition, a player on the winning team celebrates in style - biting a turkey leg . To be able to clinch such a victory in a short week helps us. Like I said, I think that just speaks to the character of this team and our will to win. "Every season the Cowboys play Thanksgiving and it's one of the most-watched NFL games of the year. But this time they took part in the game was understaffed and missed their two best wide receivers in Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb until injury, the Raiders continued to score and were ahead of Dallas Carlson scored his fourth field goal of the game with 1:57 remaining in the fourth quarter, giving the Raiders a three-point - To give cushion, but Dallas kicker Greg Zuerlein hit a 45-yard field goal in seconds to tie the game at 33-33 and send it into overtime, after which the Cowboys' drive stalled in overtime The big pass interference played on Brown - the fourth challenged him in the game - on the third and 18th, Carlson's game-winning kicks prepared in front of Zack Martin and Micah Parsons of Ju They leave the field after losing to the Las Vegas Raiders. The loss marks the Cowboys' fourth in their last five Thanksgiving games. There were an exceptional 28 penalties in the 276-yard game, as well as a scuffle between the two teams that resulted in two ejections and a bloody chin from an official in the third quarter. "It feels like we've shown the heart of our team today," said Raiders wide receiver Hunter Renfrow. I feel really good about the character of our team, especially what we've been through in the past few weeks. It was great to take that win and hopefully we can build on it if we keep going. "Carr is celebrating the season against the Cowboys in the third quarter, having previously lost to the Chicago Bears 16-14 on Thanksgiving The game started with a bizarre opening coin toss where the Lions decided to postpone after winning the toss, and when asked by officials if they wanted the ball, the bear players decided to postpone what they were told that they couldn't but the win could prove to be a pivotal win for Matt Nagy, head coach of the Pressurized Bears, whose future at the top of the franchise was speculated about this week. Visit CNN.com/ sport for more news, Features and Videos sMatt Nagy and Andy Dalton hit their record of 4-7 with a win in the second half against the Detroit Lions, and we have it again today e won and it could have gone many different paths. But the reason we won is how they handled the distractions, you know? I just can't say for myself how much this win means to me today because of your performance. "

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Dallas Cowboys suffer heartbreaking overtime losses against the Las Vegas Raiders on Thanksgiving

Daniel Carlson scored a 29-yard field goal in overtime to condemn the Dallas Cowboys to a heartbreaking 36:33 home defeat to the Las Vegas Raiders on Thanksgiving. (Author: Gardener)

ThanksgivingDallas Cowboys suffer a heartbreaking loss to the Las Vegas Raiders on Thanksgiving. Daniel Carlson celebrates after kicking the winning field goal in extra time against the Dallas Cowboys. Daniel Carlson scored a 29-yard field goal in overtime to condemn the Dallas Cowboys to a heartbreaking 36:33 home defeat to the Las Vegas Raiders on Thanksgiving. In a penalized NFL game at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, a pass failure by cowboy cornerback Anthony Brown kept the Raiders drive alive in overtime with the results knotted. The penalty kick allowed Las Vegas quarterback Derek Carr to position his team within manageable field goal range for a famous win, and Carlson duly converted his fifth field goal of the game. The win ends a three-game losing streak for the Raiders and marks their first Thanksgiving win since 1968. After the game, as is customary in Thanksgiving NFL tradition, a player on the winning team celebrates in style - biting a turkey leg . To be able to clinch such a victory in a short week helps us. Like I said, I think that just speaks to the character of this team and our will to win. "Every season the Cowboys play Thanksgiving and it's one of the most-watched NFL games of the year. But this time they took part in the game was understaffed and missed their two best wide receivers in Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb until injury, the Raiders continued to score and were ahead of Dallas Carlson scored his fourth field goal of the game with 1:57 remaining in the fourth quarter, giving the Raiders a three-point - To give cushion, but Dallas kicker Greg Zuerlein hit a 45-yard field goal in seconds to tie the game at 33-33 and send it into overtime, after which the Cowboys' drive stalled in overtime The big pass interference played on Brown - the fourth challenged him in the game - on the third and 18th, Carlson's game-winning kicks prepared in front of Zack Martin and Micah Parsons of Ju They leave the field after losing to the Las Vegas Raiders. The loss marks the Cowboys' fourth in their last five Thanksgiving games. There were an exceptional 28 penalties in the 276-yard game, as well as a scuffle between the two teams that resulted in two ejections and a bloody chin from an official in the third quarter. "It feels like we've shown the heart of our team today," said Raiders wide receiver Hunter Renfrow. I feel really good about the character of our team, especially what we've been through in the past few weeks. It was great to take that win and hopefully we can build on it if we keep going. "Carr is celebrating the season against the Cowboys in the third quarter, having previously lost to the Chicago Bears 16-14 on Thanksgiving The game started with a bizarre opening coin toss where the Lions decided to postpone after winning the toss, and when asked by officials if they wanted the ball, the bear players decided to postpone what they were told that they couldn't but the win could prove to be a pivotal win for Matt Nagy, head coach of the Pressurized Bears, whose future at the top of the franchise was speculated about this week. Visit CNN.com/ sport for more news, Features and Videos sMatt Nagy and Andy Dalton hit their record of 4-7 with a win in the second half against the Detroit Lions, and we have it again today e won and it could have gone many different paths. But the reason we won is how they handled the distractions, you know? I just can't say for myself how much this win means to me today because of your performance. "

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Raiders outlast Cowboys in a penalized game for a 36-33 win in overtime

The Raiders improved to 6-5 while the Cowboys fell to 7-4. It was Dallas’s third loss in four weeks, all against AFC West opponents. (Author: Gardener)

CowboysARLINGTON, Texas - On a day when officials demanded a full 28 flags for 276 penalty yards, it seemed appropriate. Cowboys cornerback Anthony Brown tangled in extra time with Raiders receiver Zay Jones downfield and suffered a defensive pass disorder for the fourth time in the game. The Raiders then moved from the 43 to the 24-yard line, close enough to kick off a game-winning field goal that led Las Vegas to a 36-33 win over Dallas. From NFL games to college sports scores, all the top sports news you need to know every day. The end of the game was fascinating, with the Cowboys leveling off a gap of 53 minutes 49 seconds with 2:56 minutes. Quarterback Dak Prescott missed throws, his receivers dropped targets and Tyron Smith unusually missed a block that dropped a sack. In defense, the Raiders were able to take the lead early on with a 56-yard touchdown by 34-year-old DeSean Jackson through gentle tackling and poor angle tracking. Cowboys cornerback Anthony Brown is called in extra time because of pass interference against Raiders wide receiver Zay Jones. Later in the game, the Cowboys made up their minds: Prescott restored rhythm and command, and found Michael Gallup toe-tap the left sideline for a 32-yard finish. Two games later, Prescott roped a 32-yard touchdown against Dalton Schultz in the middle of the field. A couple of field goals followed before extra time. But Prescott missed receiver Noah Brown on a third down attempt, so a back-to-back tackle for loss and sack from newcomer Micah Parsons wasn't enough to thwart the Raiders. On Brown's punishment, Las Vegas marched into the field. Prescott made 32 of 47 tries for 375 yards and two touchdowns. Raiders quarterback Derek Carr finished 24-of-39 for 373 yards and a touchdown. The Cowboys have a week to regroup before heading to New Orleans for Thursday Night Football as their NFC East leadership dwindles. This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Raiders Outlast Cowboys in one penalty-filled game for a 36-33 win in overtime

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Dallas suffers heartbreaking Thanksgiving overtime losses against Las Vegas

Daniel Carlson scored a 29-yard field goal in overtime to condemn the Dallas Cowboys to a heartbreaking 36:33 home defeat to the Las Vegas Raiders on Thanksgiving. (Author: Gardener)

ThanksgivingARLINGTON, TEXAS - NOVEMBER 25: Daniel Carlson # 2 of the Las Vegas Raiders celebrates after winning the NFL game between Las Vegas Raiders and Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on November 25, 2021 in Arlington, Texas. Daniel Carlson scored a 29-yard field goal in overtime to condemn the Dallas Cowboys to a heartbreaking 36:33 home defeat to the Las Vegas Raiders on Thanksgiving. In a penalized NFL game at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, a pass failure by cowboy cornerback Anthony Brown kept the Raiders drive alive in overtime with the results knotted. The penalty kick allowed Las Vegas quarterback Derek Carr to position his team within manageable field goal range for a famous win, and Carlson duly converted his fifth field goal of the game. The win ends a three-game losing streak for the Raiders and marks their first Thanksgiving win since 1968. After the game, as is customary in Thanksgiving NFL tradition, a player on the winning team celebrates in style - biting a turkey leg . And this time it was Carlson's turn after he kicked the clutch. To be able to clinch such a victory in a short week helps us. Like I said, I think that speaks to the character of this team and our will to win. "Every season the Cowboys play Thanksgiving, and it's one of the most-watched NFL games of the year, and it made the Cowboys offensive off to a slow start when the Raiders took a 17-13 lead at halftime. Despite star tight end Darren Waller injured during the game, the Raiders continued to score and were ahead of Dallas, with Carlson scoring his fourth field goal of the game with In fourth Quarters were left 1:57 to give the Raiders a three-point cushion, but Dallas kicker Greg Zuerlein hit a 45-yard field goal just seconds from time to tie the game 33:33 and in to send overtime Zack Martin and Micah Parsons of Cowboys leave the field after losing to the Las Vegas Raiders. and -18 prepared Carlson's game-winning kick. Losing is the enemy of the Cowboys urth in ih his last five Thanksgiving games. Carr threw 373 yards and a touchdown, while Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott finished with 375 yards and two touchdowns. Daniel Carlson celebrates after scoring the winning field goal in extra time against the Dallas Cowboys. There were an exceptional 28 penalties in the 276-yard game, as well as a scuffle between the two teams that resulted in two ejections and a bloody chin from an official in the third quarter. "It feels like we've shown the heart of our team today," said Raiders wide receiver Hunter Renfrow. I feel really good about the character of our team, especially what we've been through in the past few weeks. The Detroit Lions have to wait a little longer for their first win of the season after losing 16:14 to the Chicago Bears on Thanksgiving. A last-minute field goal from Bears kicker Cairo Santos gave the desperate Lions a winless start to the season, which means they slide to 0-10-1 in the season. The game started with a bizarre opening coin toss where the Lions decided to defer after winning the toss. When asked by the officials if they wanted the ball, the Bears players decided to postpone it, but couldn't because the Lions had already decided to postpone it. But the win could prove to be a pivotal win for Matt Nagy, head coach of the pressured Bears, whose future at the top of the franchise has been speculated about this week. "If there are distractions, which is the case in every sport, in all situations, there will always be distractions," he told the media after his team improved their record to 4-7 with the win. And again we won today and it could have gone many different paths. But the reason we won is how they handled the distractions, you know? I just can't say for myself how much this win means to me today because of their performance. "Matt Nagy and Andy Dalton clash the Detroit Lions with their fists in the second half. Carr celebrates the Cowboys in the third quarter.

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Carr channels Gruden advice in Raiders' OT victory

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr said advice from former coach Jon Gruden helped him get back on track and lead Las Vegas to a win in Dallas. (Author: Gardener)

CarrARLINGTON, Texas - Derek Carr hadn't been himself since the Las Vegas Raiders left. A three-game streak of bad luck with fans demanding Marcus Mariota as quarterback getting louder from the loss made him feel good. In a short week, with a primetime game at the Dallas Cowboys on the horizon, Carr recalled some advice his former coach Jon Gruden had given him. Never take your arm out of a game. For example, Carr Gruden, who resigned on October 11 after posting offensive emails, channeled the course of the Raiders' 36-33 overtime win and passed 373 yards, his most since Week 3 when the Raiders were 3-0. Carr also admitted that it was important to start faster on offense. So it was the Chef's kiss to find DeSean Jackson for a 56-yard touchdown in the third game of the Raiders of Scrimmage. "We're getting this touchdown, I'll look at the scoreboard, OK, 7-0," said Carr. We have to go on. "But I can't breathe out during the game, especially this one, how close it was. We met this game, it's exciting ... Win or lose, whether it goes well or bad, I have to stay in the moment." "Carr also got his running game going and rushed to a 22-yard pickup." I always call myself 'Carriota' and he enjoys it, "Carr said of Mariota." Every time I'm in practice or a game climb, I come up to him and say 'Carriota, bro' and he'll laugh at me. It felt good to be able to take that trip and I felt it. "Interim coach Rich Bisaccia said:" Derek is his biggest critic . "Today he looked like Derek Carr. It's fun to watch him play. "The Raiders, who will host Washington in 10 days, endured Gruden's resignation, as well as the trauma and tragedy of the high-speed car crash of former recipient Henry Ruggs, in which a 23-year-old was born Wife and dog were killed. With the release of Ruggs, the Raiders' vertical threat was gone. So they signed Jackson, who turns 35 on Wednesday but is in shape for Las Vegas. "One thing that I tried this year, especially when [Ruggs] was here, was that I would be so aggressive, "Carr said." It sometimes results in not completing as many balls on a percentage table, but Gruden always told me: 'Take your arm out of a game.' So if we name these things let's tear them up. "

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