It was a slow start for the Dallas Cowboys in this Turkey Day showdown, but they awoke in the second half and defeated Oakland 31-24 at AT&T Stadium. The victory moved Dallas to two games above .500 at 7-5, something the team hadn't previously done since December 2012.
This Thanksgiving game did not proceed as some Cowboys fans might have thought, however, as Dallas was in a close game throughout. Without a strong second half from the Cowboys in this one, the home crowd could have gone home upset on this holiday.
Here are some takeaways from the Cowboys' seventh win of the season.
All statistics were retrieved from NFL.com unless otherwise stated.