Feasting On Thanksgiving Day; Cowboys 24 – Raiders 7

Miles AustinFirst of all I want to wish everyone out there a very happy Thanksgiving. Hope everyone had a great day with family and watching some Dallas Cowboys football. Just like Kelly said, thanks to all of our troops out there serving our country, we all thank you very much.

As for the game, the Cowboys got back to the way they should be playing. They had a decent game and pulled out a vicory. Was it an astounding victory, no but they did look so much better this week than they have in the past 2 weeks. One question that has to be addressed. Is Nick Folk a concern? In the past, Especially last year when we played Buffalo, Nick was a sure thing we could count on every time. This year is not the same story, and watching the Texans go down like they did due to Kris Brown missing those field goals twice in 3 weeks, we HAVE to keep an eye on him.

As for the rest of the game Romo was back to his self going 18/29 for 309 yards 2 touchdowns and NO turnovers. Miles Austin once again showed he is the number 1 reciever with 7 receptions for 145 yards and a touchdown. Jason Whitten had his best game of the year with 5 receptions for 105 yards. Roy Williams had another touchdown in his 2 catches totalling 15 yards. Our running backs had a really great day with Barber and Jones having a combined 4 catches for a total of 42 yards.

Our rushing attack was once again proven to be one of the best in the league. Felix Jones carried the ball only 7 times but had 68 yards, including a 46 yard run for a touchdown. Tashard Choice took a wild cat snap and ran it for 66 yards. And our Beast of a running back Marion Barber had 14 carries for 61 yards.

Our defense did not look their best, especially against the run. They allowed a total of 124 yards on 24 carries for the Raiders. Gradkowski went 18/35 but only had 200 yards passing and 1 touchdown but scrambled for 30 yards on the ground. Demarcus Ware was making his presence known all game long, and even though he only had 1 tackle with 1 sack, the Raiders offensive line had to double team him allowing Anthony Spencer to have a good game with 6 tackes 2 assists and 2 sacks.

In total Dallas had a total of 494 yards in the game with 195 of those yards coming on the ground with a total of 25 rushing plays. Penalties once again were a concern but down a bit from recent games with 6 penalties for 48 yards. Better but not good enough. We had a total of 18 first downs to Oaklands only 14 first downs. Time of possession was also in our favor 31:14 to 28:46.

All in all it was a good game on a great day. Once again I would like to say to all the fans out there happy thanksgiving and hope you all had have and continue to have a great holiday season.


0 replies
  1. Michelle
    Michelle says:

    Was a great game and very nice to see our Boys playing like we all knew they were capable of. It wasn’t perfect, but definitely alot better than the last 2 weeks!

  2. lori
    lori says:

    Ok good game Cowboys!! But they played the Raiders(one of the crappiest teams.I think my local high school team could beat them)….Lets not get ahead of ourselves again! and Kelly please change that horrible pic of yourself.It’s not cute or flattering!

    • Kelly Horn
      Kelly Horn says:

      “lori” – just so you know I can look up your IP address and I know that you are actually a man, impersonating a woman – unless you are a woman impersonating a man. Either way you have some major issues. I’m not sure what my picture has to do with Cowboys football but I could really care less what you think about it.

      As for the Cowboys – yeah they were JUST the Raiders, but we needed to stomp their asses, and we did. So we are proud fans, last time I checked that was what being a true DIE HARD fan was all about.

      Thanks for your comment.

    • Joe D.
      Joe D. says:

      lori, did you really just write that? You’re the reason why there is so much ugliness in the world. It’s not your fault though, most ignorance, hate, and ugliness comes from the parents. It must have sucked having such ugly hateful people for parents. Hopefully you wont have kids in your life so we can stop the cycle of breeding for your bad geneology.

  3. Ed Leyro
    Ed Leyro says:

    Lori must be an acronym for Low Order Repugnant Ignoramus, not that I would expect “lori” to know what it means. He/she probably thinks it’s a compliment.

    Regardless, it was a sweet win for the Cowboys. Last time I checked, wins against non-playoff contenders count just as much in the standings as wins against “wish we were contender” teams like the Eagles and Giants. At the end of the season, the final record is looked at when playoff seedings are considered, not the quality of the opponents played, unless if you need the 86th tiebreaker or something like that.

  4. Tiffany
    Tiffany says:

    It’s sad when you don’t have anything better to do with your life than go on someone’s website and insult them. Even more sad when you hide who you are because you have no self worth.



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