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Cowboys 31, Raiders 24

DeMarco Murray runs for three touchdowns and Dallas overcomes a 14-point deficit as the Cowboys rally to defeat visiting Oakland on Nov. 28, 2013 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas before an announced crowd of 87,572.

Rashad Jennings rushes for two touchdowns to help the Raiders (4-8) build a 21-7 advantage late in the first half.

The Cowboys (7-5) score touchdowns on three consecutive possessions in a span of 15 minutes, 40 seconds to send the Raiders to their fourth loss in five games. Murray's third touchdown, a 7-yard run 40 seconds into the fourth quarter, gives Dallas a 28-21 lead.

The loss guarantees Oakland of an 11th straight non-winning season. The Raiders have not had a winning season since 2002 when they last played in the Super Bowl.


QB Tony Romo — Is 23 of 32 passing for 235 yards with a TD and a 101.7 rating. Romo engineers three consecutive touchdown drives after the Cowboys trail 21-7.

RB DeMarco Murray — Has 63 rushing yards on 17 attempts and three touchdowns.

WR Dez Bryant — His 4-yard TD catch late in the third quarter helps deadlock the score at 21-all. Bryant finishes with seven catches for 61 yards.

QB Matt McGloin — Is 18 of 30 passing for 255 yards with an interception and a 73.6 rating. McGloin is 11 of 15 passing for 127 yards in the first half to help Oakland open a 21-7 lead.

WR Andre Holmes — Contributes seven catches for 136 yards, both. career highs.

WR Greg Jennings — Returns a Terrance Williams fumble for a touchdown on the game's opening kickoff.

The Cowboys score 24 unanswered points after the Raiders build a 21-7 lead with 1:56 remaining in the first half.

The Raiders have only 120 total yards and five first downs during the second half against a Dallas defense ranked 32nd in yards allowed entering the game.
After going 7 for 9 on third-down conversions in the first half, Oakland is 0 for 4 in the second half.
The Cowboys' Lance Dunbar (82 yards on 12 carries) and DeMarco Murray (63 yards on 17 carries) combine for 145 rushing yards. Dallas enters the game ranked 29th in NFL rushing offensive, 79.7 yards per game.
Oakland's Rashad Jennings has 35 rushing yards on 17 carries and one reception for eight yards. He scores on two 1-yard runs during the second quarter. Jennings led the NFL with 533 scrimmage yards the previous four weeks.
The Raiders have only 50 rushing yards on 25 carries. Oakland enters the game ranked first in the AFC and fourth NFL averaging 140.6 rushing yards per game,
Oakland's Darren McFadden, sidelined the previous three games because of a hamstring injury, has 13 rushing yards on five carries.

"The game boiled down to, in the second half we wore down. They were able to run the ball and we weren't able to get off the field."

Raiders coach Dennis Allen

"I was just playing like I always play. I'm not worried about anything else. I'm just doing the best I can do and trying to help this team win."

Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray

0-4: Raiders' record against NFC East teams this season
2.0: Raiders' yards per rush on 25 carries.
3: Raiders' second-half points after Oakland has a 21-14 lead at halftime.
8-28: Oakland's record in November since 2005.

The Raiders are 3-4 in Thanksgiving games. They were 3-1 during American Football League play and 0-3 since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970. Oakland has not won a Thanksgiving game since beating the visiting Buffalo Bills 13-10 on Nov. 28, 1968.

Cowboys offensive coordinator Bill Callahan was Raiders' head coach in 2002 and 2003. In the 2002 season, Oakland advanced to Super Bowl XXVII. Oakland has not played in the playoffs or had a winning season since 2002.

Updated: 11-28-2013


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