DALLAS Teams

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys made the first down by less than a link of the chain. Wow. The season lives.

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Gutsy call by Jason Garrett to go for it there. That's not his normal way. It looked like Dak Prescott made it with the quarterback sneak but who knows?

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Gene Steratore, replay and the Cowboys do not go together. But I think they will move this back a half yard forcing the Cowboys to punt with 5:09 to play.

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The Cowboys open with a minus-4 yard reverse by Dez Bryant and a holding penalty on Byron Bell. It's now second and 24. Not a lot they can do here.

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Can the offense answer again with the score 17-17? They have owned the fourth quarter the last two games with 41 points vs. Washington and at New York. Dez Bryant had a 19-yard grab on the last drive. Perhaps that will get him going.

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Gene Steratore overturned Dez Bryant's fourth-down catch in the playoff game against the Green Bay Packers in 2014. With 14:29 left in the fourth quarter against Oakland, Steratore said Seth Roberts' 26-yard catch stands. Oh what the Cowboys would have given for that ruling in 2014.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Gene Steratore overturned Dez Bryant's fourth-down catch in the playoff game against the Green Bay Packers in 2014. With 14:29 left in the fourth quarter against Oakland, Steratore said Seth Roberts' 26-yard catch stands. Oh what the Cowboys would have given for that ruling in 2014.

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Gene Steratore about to determine what is or isn't a catch in a Cowboys' game? Where have we seen this before? Oh, yeah. The 2014 playoff game with Dez Bryant at Green Bay.

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Dan Bailey is in the blue tent behind the Cowboys bench getting examined. He appeared to get kicked in the head on the Raiders' most recent kickoff.

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The Cowboys enter the fourth quarter with a 17-10 lead. They have outscored their last two opponents, 41-7, to pull away for wins. Can they do the same against Oakland?

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Dan Bailey slow to get up after that kickoff return. Another thing to watch as the game goes forward. Jeff Heath kicked three point after attempts in the Cowboys' visit to San Francisco earlier this season when Bailey suffered a groin injury.

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Tyron Smith has a sprained right knee. On the replay, it looked like his leg got stuck in the ground while he was engaged with a Raider defender. He is questionable to return.

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Dak Prescott runs for his sixth touchdown of the year to give the Cowboys the lead with 45 seconds left in the third quarter. Might Chris Jones' first-down pickup on a fake punt be the play that keeps the Cowboys in the playoffs?

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Terrance Williams got his left ankle taped after he was unable to come up with the flea-flicker pass from Dak Prescott.

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Byron Bell is in a left tackle with Tyron Smith getting his right knee looked at.

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Like he did last year against Philadelphia, punter Chris Jones gives the Cowboys some life with a fake punt that gains 24 yards.

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The wheels are falling off. Dak Prescott intercepted by Sean Smith for the second time. Replay will overturn Smith's touchdown return, but the Cowboys have seen this game turned in a bad way. Bruce Irving deflected the ball as it was coming out of Prescott's hand, creating the flutter.

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With momentum swinging, Ryan Switzer takes a kickoff 7 yards deep out of the end zone and gets to the Dallas 15. Not wise.

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For the fourth time in the six games, the Cowboys have given up a score on the opening possession of the second half. Raiders back in this thing and the crowd is into it. Let's see how the Cowboys answer with a 10-7 lead.

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More good fortune for the Cowboys. Cordarrelle Patterson's kickoff return for a touchdown called back because of a holding penalty. The correct call, too.

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Needing a win to have somewhat realistic chances of making the playoffs, the Cowboys lead 10-0 at halftime against Oakland, but missed a chance at three takeaways and had a fortuitous pass interference penalty wipe out a touchdown. Offensively, they started hot enough but had an interception wipe out a scoring chance on their first drive.

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Jared Cook broke the Cowboys hearts in the playoffs last January with a first down grab on third and forever for Green Bay. He was called for pass interference tonight to wipe out a Raiders touchdown. Was it a penalty? Perhaps but the half couldn't have ended better for the Cowboys with Giorgio Tavecchio missing a 39-yard field goal attempt.

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After allowing 52 yards on their first three drives. the Cowboys have given up 53 with the Raiders at their 11 late in the first half.

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Defensive end Benson Mayowa is questionable to return with a back injury. He might have played just one series before coming out.

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Sometimes I wonder if the Cowboys get them off schedule with their running back rotation. Alfred Morris had 51 yards on seven carries to start the first two series but then Rod Smith got the work on the third series. Morris came back on the fourth series and had two carries for no yards.