Cowboys Rally To Beat The Raiders, Win 31-24

Nov 28, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray (29) runs with the ball against the Oakland Raiders in the third quarter at AT

This one did not start well for the Cowboys with Terrance Williams fumbling the opening kick-off which was returned for a touchdown. The Dallas Offense struggled to get anything going early on and they found themselves behind early on. Matt Mcgloin played well for the Raiders early on but Oakland had trouble running the ball against the struggling Dallas Defense.

The Cowboys were down 21-7 with just under 2 minutes remaining in the first half when the Cowboys Offense came alive. The Tony Romo lead Offense had mustered zero yards in the second quarter up to this point. The Cowboys were able to drive the 78 yards and score a touchdown with 10 seconds left, the game was 21-14 at halftime. This drive woke the Cowboys up and change the whole complexion of the game.

Nov 28, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) throws prior to the game against the Oakland Raiders during a NFL football game on Thanksgiving at AT

The Dallas Defense forced the Raiders to punt on their opening drive of the second half. The Cowboys’ Offense scored the game-tying touchdown on the ensuing drive, predominantly thanks to the running of Lance Dunbar and DeMarco Murray. Dallas Continued to run the ball well for the remainder of the second half and allowed them to control the clock and the tempo.

The Cowboys dominated the entire second half and Tony Romo completed 11 consecutive passes at one point. Dallas recovered an onside kick attempt by the Raiders with 35 seconds left to win the game.

Game Ball: Tony Romo, he lead this team back from the early defecit, his demeanor in these situations can not be understated.

Uppers/Downers

Uppers

Monte Kiffin: His injury ravaged Defense has played well since the bye week, he is slowly redeeming himself

Jason Hatcher: Aside from Sean Lee, there is not a more important player to this Defense

Travis Frederick: He has been a great addition to this line and had another great game, where are those critics now?

Downers

Jeff Heath: The Cowboys have to find a way to get him off of the field

Ernie Sims: He has struggled all Season and when the injured players return he needs to hit the bench

Next Up: The Cowboys can get some rest before a huge Monday Nighter against the Chicago Bears

 

Topics: Dallas Cowboys, Monte Kiffin, Tony Romo

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