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NFL Preseason: Cowboys Leading The Raiders, 3-0

Arlington, TX (Sports Network) - Kyle Boller threw for 148 yards and a score on 12-of-21 passing, as the Oakland Raiders scored 17 unanswered points to notch a 17-9 win over the Dallas Cowboys in preseason action.

New starter Jason Campbell, acquired from Washington in the offseason, completed 7-of-13 passes for 49 yards for the Raiders, who finished with five wins for the second consecutive season in 2009 and have not recorded a higher win total since 2002. Michael Bennett led all rushers with 68 yards on 12 carries.

One of the Raiders' two touchdowns was on defense, as Oakland safety Jerome Boyd's returned an interception 48 yards to help cement the win. Rookie linebacker Rolando McClain recorded two tackles, one solo.

Tony Romo threw for 52 yards on 4-of-7 passing in limited action for the Cowboys, which managed only three David Buehler field goals in the contest. Jon Kitna led the team in passing with 96 yards on eight completions in 11 attempts.

The Cowboys' defense was able to hold the Raiders throughout most of the game, shutting out Oakland through three quarters.

Trailing, 9-0, the Raiders suddenly came alive with Boller at the helm, orchestrating a 13-play, 80-yard drive that ended with a four-yard touchdown pass to Nick Miller with five minutes, 43 seconds left to play.

The Cowboys followed by going three-and-out, which led to a Sebastian Janikowski 28-yard field goal and a 10-9 lead with just under 2 1/2 minutes remaining.

A penalty on the ensuing kickoff pinned Dallas inside its own 10, but Matt Nichols led the Cowboys out to their own 37 with under 1 1/2 minutes to go. Operating out of the no-huddle offense, Nichols was intercepted by Boyd at the 48, and Boyd raced all the way back to the end zone for the clinching score and a 17-9 advantage.

Nichols led the Cowboys' last-ditch effort into Oakland territory, but was intercepted in the Raiders' end zone on the game's final play.

Dallas provided the only scoring in the first half on Buehler's 42-yard field goal in the opening quarter. He hit from 27 yards away in the third quarter, as the Cowboys held a 6-0 lead to start the fourth.

Buehler's 28-yard make off a muffed punt return gave the Cowboys a 9-0 lead with just under 11 minutes remaining in regulation.