Cowboys, Raiders need short memories in short week 

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  • Rashad Jennings and the Raiders will try to establish the run against the Cowboys today.
The Dallas Cowboys and Raiders need the same short memory during a short week, for different reasons.

The Cowboys have to move on from a last-play win over the New York Giants to stay in position to end a three-year playoff drought. The Raiders must forget a last- minute loss to Tennessee that damaged hopes for their first postseason trip since 2002.

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo won’t be the only undrafted starting quarterback today. Oakland’s Matt McGloin makes his third career start on a big Thanksgiving stage two weeks after his debut in Texas with a victory over Houston.

The rookie from Penn State got his chance after Terrelle Pryor injured a knee, and now coach Dennis Allen isn’t hesitating to call him the starter.

“It’s never been too big for Matt,” Allen said. “Last week it wasn’t always pretty early in the game, but in the second half he really got going in the passing game. Everybody’s told him he can’t do it, but he’s continued to prove people wrong.”

NEXT GAME

Raiders vs. Cowboys

WHEN: Thursday, 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas

TV: CBS (KPIX, Ch. 5)

RADIO: KGMZ (95.7 FM)

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