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Cowboys 24, Raiders 20
Aug. 26, 2017
STAR OF THE GAME
Cooper Rush throws fourth-quarter touchdown passes to Ronnie Hillman (7 yards) and Lance Lenoir (44 yards) to rally Dallas (3-1) to a Week 3 preseason victory over Oakland (0-3). Rush is 12 of 13 passing for 115 yards and two scores with a 143.1 passer rating. Rush's 44-yard strike to Lenior erases a a 20-17 Raiders lead with 7:02 remaining.
The Raiders' Derek Carr and the Cowboys' Zak Prescott have strong performances during the first half. Carr is 13 of 17 passing for 144 yards and two TDs with a 140.3 passer rating. Carr's 48-yard scoring pass to Amari Cooper gives Oakland a 13-10 lead with 3:07 left in the first half. Prescott is 11 of 14 passing for 113 yards and a TD.
Rookie linebacker LaTroy Lewis gives Oakland a 20-10 lead when he returns a Cooper Rush fumble 65 yards for a score with 4:59 left in the third quarter.
Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliot has 18 rushing yards on six carries and two receptions for 6 yards in his 2017 preseason debut.
Former Viking and first-year Raider Cordarrelle Patterson exhibts his versatility by contributing four catches for 30 yards, rushing once for 4 yards and returning two kicks for 48 yards. Patterson catches a 17-yard TD pass from Derek Carr on the first play of the second quarter.
The Cowboys preserve victory by forcing two Connor Cook incompletions from their 9-yard line in the final seven seconds.
BY THE NUMBERS
0: Points by the Raiders offense during the second half.
5.5: Dallas average yards per rush on 23 running plays. The Cowboys finish with 127 rushing yards compared to 67 yards on the ground for the Raiders on 19 rushes (3.5 yards per carry).
12: Oakland penalties for 132 yards compared to seven Dallas infractions for 54 yards.
DID YOU KNOW?
With the loss, the Raiders have a 19-11 record against the Cowboys in their preseason series. The teams play at Oakland on Sunday, Dec. 17, at 5 p.m. (Pacific) in their first regular-season meeting since 2013.