Nov 28, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt McGloin (14) throws a pass against the Dallas Cowboys in the first quarter during a NFL football game on Thanksgiving at AT

Raiders at Cowboys: Oakland leads Dallas at halftime, 21-14


Many believed that the Dallas Cowboys, who were favored by more than a touchdown entering their Thanksgiving Day game, would be able to easily handle the Oakland Raiders on Thursday afternoon, but undrafted free agent rookie Matt McGloin has stepped up in a big way and helped lead the Raiders into the half with a one touchdown lead, 21-14.

The game got off to a rough start for the Cowboys, who fumbled the opening kickoff which the Raiders returned for a touchdown to jump off to the early lead.

Dallas was able to get on the board after recovering a fumbled snap from the Raiders after McGloin pulled out from under center too early, as they punched the ball in with a short run from DeMarco Murray. The Raiders extended their lead by two touchdowns before Dallas went on a drive in the final minutes to score one more touchdown before the half as Murray punched in his second score of the night.

We now get to suffer through a halftime performance from Selena Gomez, before the two teams resume playing.

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