The Dallas Cowboys continued their tradition of hosting a Thanksgiving Day match up, when they welcomed the Oakland Raiders to AT&T Stadium. The game was a tale of two halves, with the Cowboys surging at the end of the game to storm back for a 31-24 win.
Dallas got off to a rough start when they fumbled the opening kickoff, which the Raiders recovered and returned for a touchdown.
From there, Oakland looked dominant in the first half, before Dallas scored just before halftime on DeMarco Murray’s second touchdown of the season to draw within a touchdown. Dallas trailed 21-14 at the half, but the Cowboys never looked back.
The Cowboys were able to go on a 24-0 run after going in the early hole, which gave them the 31-21 lead with just a few minutes to go.
Raiders undrafted free agent rookie Matt McGloin led Oakland into scoring range where Sebastian Janikowski converted a field goal to bring the Raiders within a touchdown. Oakland would need to successfully convert an onside kick to have a chance at pulling off the upset, but the Cowboys were able to recover.
It was an impressive effort for the Raiders, but Dallas proved to be too much in the second half.