Raiders’ Jordan is key to win over Cowboys

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “I will forever look at it as teams saying we can’t run the ball,” said Jordan, who bounced back from a 19-yard performance last week against Philadelphia. “I encourage defenses to play that way. If you play two-deep defense against us with the way we’re capable of running the ball … we are going to run the ball down your throat. I think today was a true test of that.” The Cowboys kept it interesting until the final 2 minutes. Trailing 19-13 after Janikowski’s 43-yard field goal with 4:29 left, Dallas (2-2) drove inside the 5 with help from a 57-yard pass from Drew Bledsoe to Terry Glenn. But Tommy Kelly dropped Julius Jones for a 2-yard loss on second down from the 3, and Bledsoe followed with incompletions to Keyshawn Johnson and Glenn to turn it over with 1:45 to go. Jason Witten was open in the end zone on the last play, but Bledsoe said he had chosen to go toward Glenn’s side and didn’t see Witten. Moss finished with four receptions for 123 yards, while Kerry Collins finished 13 for 23 for 218 yards, extending his streak without an interception to a career-high 149 passes, dating to last season. Randy Moss burned Dallas early, catching a 79-yard pass on Oakland’s second play. After that, his biggest contribution to the Raiders’ first win came in the running game. But the talented receiver didn’t run a long reverse or throw a big downfield block. Instead, his presence kept the Cowboys’ safeties away from the line. Enter LaMont Jordan. The Raiders’ other big acquisition on offense ran for a career-high 126 yards and a score, Sebastian Janikowski kicked four field goals and Oakland’s defense mounted a late goal-line stand in a 19-13 win Sunday. center_img Oakland’s defense played a big role too, holding Jones to 76 yards on 22 carries and limiting Dallas to 146 yards through three quarters. Saints 19, Bills 7 The Alamodome certainly felt like home for the New Orleans Saints. Aaron Brooks ran for a touchdown, John Carney kicked four field goals and the defense kept Buffalo’s floundering offense bottled up after the first quarter. New Orleans snapped a two-game losing streak in its temporary home after Hurricane Katrina forced the Saints from the Superdome. Donte’ Stallworth grabbed eight receptions for 129 yards and Deuce McAllister rushed for 130 yards for the Saints (2-2). J.P. Losman continued to struggle for Buffalo (1-3), going 7 of 15 for 75 yards with an interception and three sacks before he was replaced by Kelly Holcomb at the start of the fourth quarter. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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