Derek Carr and the Las Vegas Raiders got the help they needed from Dallas cornerback Anthony Brown.
Daniel Carlson hit a 29-yard field goal in overtime after Brown’s fourth pass interference in the game kept Las Vegas’ offense alive and the Raiders defeated the Cowboys 36-33.
Carlson’s fifth field goal of the game came after Brown was penalized for interfering with Zay Jones on third down and 18 yards to go. All four interference penalties against Brown were on incomplete passes on third down.
The Raiders had just two third-down conversions total in their previous two games and were 3-for-13 on Thursday. But Brown topped that total without help.
Both teams had their most penalties and penalty yards of the season. Dallas committed 14 for 166 yards and Las Vegas 14 for 110.
“Twenty-eight penalties, I don’t know what the hell they want me to say,” said Dallas head coach Mike McCarthy. Write what you want. It’s fine by me. “
The Raiders (6-5) ended a three-game losing streak with their first Thanksgiving win since 1968. It was their fourth holiday appearance since then, and the previous two losses had been to the Cowboys.
“I won’t lie to them, they gave me the creeps,” Carr stated. “When that kick went through the posts, a lot of childhood memories came to mind.”
Dak Prescott had 209 of his 375 passing yards in the fourth quarter. Your shipment of touchdown from 32 yards to Dalton Schultz and the conversion of two points, also with Schultz, tied the game at 30 with 2:54 left after trailing practically from the start.
Carlson put Las Vegas ahead 33-30 by hitting a career-long 56-yard field goal with 1:52 left. Greg Zuerlein, who missed an extra point on Dallas’ first touchdown, responded with a 45-yard field goal with 19 seconds left to send the game into overtime.
Carr passed for 373 yards, including a 56-yard touchdown delivery to DeSean Jackson. Marcus Mariota had a short touchdown carry on one play by design.