The Dallas Cowboys took the field on Sunday Night in Oakland with their entire season on the line. Early on it looked good for the boys in white. The Cowboys opened up a 10-0 lead by halftime. Alfred Morris began the game with seven carries for 51 yards but his success was short lived. Morris would only receive nine more carries for just 10 yards.
Dak Prescott used his legs to get the lead once again following the Raiders coming back to tie the game at 10. Prescott rushed for a touchdown to regain the lead to 17-10. The Cowboys would again give up the lead when Derek Carr found Michael Crabtree for a second time to tie up the game in the 4th quarter.
The Cowboys took over with 6:30 to go in the game. Prescott would engineer yet another drive to put the team up for good. The second-biggest play of the game came on 2nd and seven. Prescott found Dez Bryant for 40 yards to get Dallas to the Oakland five yard line.
The Cowboys were unable to punch it in on three-straight running plays from inside the five. Dan Bailey hit the game-winning field goal with 1:47 left to go. The defense was called upon to win the game for the Dallas Cowboys. On a 4th and 10 from Oakland’s 30-yard line, Carr threw up a prayer to Crabtree that ended with a defensive pass interference call that put the Raiders on the Cowboys’ 15-yard line with just 51 seconds to play.
Fans were holding their collective breaths as Oakland had the ball on 3rd and three. Carr ran out of the backfield with his eyes set on the endzone. Carr came close until safety Jeff Heath shot out like a cannon in hot pursuit. Heath forced Carr into a fumble that rolled out of the endzone giving Dallas a touchback and the win.
The Cowboys survived the late push and their playoff hopes remained intact. Now Ezekiel Elliott”s suspension is over and the Dallas Cowboys shift their focus on the Seattle Seahawks in the home finale next Sunday. The heroics of Jeff Heath, a double folded paper and the fake punt by Chris Jones propelled this team to another win.