Las Vegas Raiders break three-game losing steak with 36-33 OT win at Dallas

Nov 25, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Las Vegas Raiders kicker Daniel Carlson (2) kicks the game winning field goal in overtime against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Daniel Carlson hit a 29-yard field goal in overtime as the Las Vegas Raiders ended their three-game losing streak with a 36-33 win at Dallas.

The Raiders (6-5) faced a third down and 18 from their own 43 yard line when Anthony Brown was called for pass interference, giving Las Vegas a first down at the Dallas 24 yard line.

Four plays later, Carlson made the game-winning field goal.

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Nov 25, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) throws a pass in the second quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Derek Carr threw for 373 yards on 24-of-39 passing with one touchdown. Josh Jacobs rushed for 87 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries while Hunter Renfrow caught eight passes for 134 yards.

The score was tied at 30-30 in regulation when the Raiders took possession at the 25 yard line with 2:54 left in the game.

On the first play of the drive, Carr hit DeSean Jackson for 30-yards, setting up a first down at the Dallas 45. Three plays later, Carr couldn’t hit Foster Moreau on a third and three, setting up a 56-yard field goal by Carlson.

Carlson made the field goal, giving the Raiders a 33-30 lead with 1:56 left in the game.

Dallas answered with a 45-yard field goal from Greg Zuerlein with 19 seconds left to send the game to overtime.

Earlier in the fourth quarter, Dallas had a chance to tie the score with 12 minutes left, but the Raiders held on five plays within the 20 yard line and Dallas had to settle for a Zuerlein 29-yard field goal to make the score 27-22.

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Nov 25, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (28) is tackled by Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Trysten Hill (72) in the first quarter at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The Raiders answered with a 30-yard field goal to extend their lead back to eight points at 30-22 with 8:21 left.

Dallas came back to tie the game at 30-30 when Prescott hit Dalton Schultz over the middle for 32 yards and a touchdown. Prescott and Schultz also converted the two-point conversion.

Las Vegas Raiders extend lead in third quarter

After exchanging punts to start the second half, the Raiders drove 75 yards on six plays for a Marcus Mariota 3-yard touchdown run to extend their lead to 24-13 with 7:14 left in the third quarter.

That 11-point lead lasted only until the ensuing kickoff as Tony Pollard took the kick 100 yards to pull the Cowboys back to within 24-19. The two-point conversion attempt failed that would have pulled Dallas to within three points.

Carlson made a 46-yard field goal with  3:32 left in the third quarter to extend the Raiders lead to eight, 27-19.

Las Vegas Raiders lead by four at the half

The Raiders had a 14-6 lead entering the second quarter, and extended that advantage to 17-6 on a 22-yard field goal by Carlson.

The Raiders had a first and goal from the 6-yard-line, but Mariota and Jacobs were stuffed up on runs up the middle and Carr couldn’t complete a short pass to Daniel Helm.

Dallas missed a field goal on its next drive, but pulled to within 17-13 with 45 seconds left before halftime on a 1-yard run by Ezekiel Elliott.

Raiders start fast

The Raiders jumped out to an early lead, scoring on the third play of their first possession as Carr connected with Jackson for a 56-yard touchdown.

The Cowboys answered by driving nine plays and 75 yards for a touchdown as Dak Prescott hit Sean McKinnon from 10 yards out. Zuelein missed the extra point, however, and the Raiders led 7-6.

Las Vegas scored with 1:36 remaining in the first quarter to take a 14-6 lead. Jacobs scored from 1-yard out to complete the eight-play drive.