Daniel Carlson kicked a field goal in overtime to give the Las Vegas Raiders a 36-33 victory in the Dallas Cowboys’ traditional Thanksgiving game.
The Raiders led Texas until a frantic submission saw the Cowboys go 30-30 with 2:54 remaining.
The two sides exchanged goals to lead to overtime, where Carlson’s fifth field goal won by 29 yards.
This ended a three-game losing streak for the Raiders and they are back in contention at AFC West 6-5.
Dallas began hosting Thanksgiving games in 1966 and only twice since then has ‘Team of America’ not played on the holiday.
But the visitors led 17-13 at half-time and 27-19 after Carlson hit a field goal late in the third period.
The latest drama began when Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott found Dalton Schultz for a 32-yard touchdown and then a two-point conversion to tie the score, but he couldn’t stop Dallas (7-4) from falling to his. third defeat in four games.
He completed 32 of 47 passes for 375 yards and two touchdowns, while Raiders quarterback Derek Carr did 24 of 39 for 373 yards and a touchdown.
Carr’s reserve Marcus Mariota came to run on a three-yard touchdown in the third quarter, only for Tony Pollard to bring the home team back, returning the kick-off for a 100-yard touchdown.
The Detroit Lions have an even longer Thanksgiving tradition than the Dallas, having played every year since 1934, but they remain the last team without a win this year after a 16-14 home loss to the Chicago Bears .
The visitors had possession in the last eight and a half minutes, allowing Cairo Santos to kick in a 28-yard field goal when time ran out and give the Bears (4-7) their first victory in six.
In the other Thanksgiving game this year, the Buffalo Bills bounced back from Sunday’s 41-15 loss to the Indianapolis Colts to win 31-6 at the New Orleans Saints.
Josh Allen completed 23 of 28 passes for 260 yards and four touchdowns as the Bills improved to 7-4 at the AFC East level with the resurgent New England Patriots.
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