Raiders get aggressive vs. Cowboys to end 3-game skid

Derek Carr has been around the NFL long enough to know the mood and perception of a team can flip in an instant. Just a few days after looking as down as he ever has publicly after a loss in the NFL, Carr was in a much better frame of mind after his aggressive play helped lead the Las Vegas.

Raiders to a 36-33 overtime win over the Dallas Cowboys that snapped a three-game skid. “It is really hard when nobody likes you, nobody cares for you, nobody wants to text you before the game anymore, those kinds of things.

Not saying it happens to me — maybe some people,” Carr said. “For us to battle through all that — we were up against a wall. There was no doubt about that. That’s just a fact, everyone can see that.”

The Thanksgiving day win for the Raiders (6-5) kept them in the playoff hunt in the AFC after they were in danger of falling out of it after being held to 43 points in the three-game skid.