published Thursday, November 28th, 2013

Murray gets 3 TDs, Cowboys rally by Raiders 31-24

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Greg Jenkins (10) is stopped by Dallas Cowboys linebacker Kyle Bosworth (58), inside linebacker Ernie Sims (59) and outside linebacker Cameron Lawrence (53) during their NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, in Arlington, Texas.
Oakland Raiders wide receiver Greg Jenkins (10) is stopped by Dallas Cowboys linebacker Kyle Bosworth (58), inside linebacker Ernie Sims (59) and outside linebacker Cameron Lawrence (53) during their NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, in Arlington, Texas.
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ARLINGTON, Texas — DeMarco Murray ran for three touchdowns, backup Lance Dunbar had a career-high 82 yards rushing and the Dallas Cowboys overcame Oakland's fumble return for a score on the opening kickoff to beat the Raiders 31-24 Thursday.

Murray had 63 yards rushing but his highlight was the finishing work, including a 7-yard score to put Dallas ahead for good early in the fourth quarter.

Dunbar, who went out with a left knee sprain, sparked the tying and go-ahead touchdown drives in the second half, highlighted by a 45-yard run that led to a 4-yard scoring pass from Tony Romo to Dez Bryant.

The Cowboys (7-5) moved two games above .500 for the first time since late last season. The Raiders (4-8) guaranteed an 11th straight season without a winning record.

Matt McGloin had a strong first half for the Raiders, leading consecutive TD drives that put Oakland up 21-7.

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