Posted: 8:03 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013
By Matthew Fairburn
The Cowboys rode DeMarco Murray to victory on Turkey Day.
The Raiders scored 12 seconds into the game after Terrance Williams fumbled the opening kickoff for the Cowboys. Oakland recovered the kick and returned it for a touchdown to take a 7-0 lead. The Cowboys answered later in the first quarter when DeMarco Murray scored a one-year touchdown.
That's when the Raiders took over, scoring 14 straight points on two one-yard touchdown runs from Rashad Jennings.
That was the last time the Raiders scored until a late field goal from Sebastian Janikowski.
Murray added another touchdown before halftime, and Romo had the Cowboys' offense clicking coming out of intermission. Dez Bryant caught a touchdown midway through the third quarter on an impressive contested catch in the corner of the end zone. Then, Murray became the first Cowboys running back to score three rushing touchdowns in a game since Julio Jones did it in 2004.
The Cowboys' win got them back to .500 and helped them maintain a small lead in the NFC. Now we'll see if Romo can maintain some of this momentum when the calendar flips to December.
Fantasy Studs and Duds
The two running backs were the fantasy studs of the game. Rashad Jennings scored two touchdowns and DeMarco Murray scored three, making them the biggest fantasy stars of Thanksgiving.
Did They Cover?
The Cowboys were 6.5-point favorites, according to OddsShark.com, so they covered the spread.
The Cowboys take on the Bears in Chicago on Monday Dec. 9.
The Raiders travel to New York to take on the Jets at 1 p.m. on Dec. 8.