OAKLAND, Calif.- LaMont Jordan ran for 126 yards and a score, Sebastian Janikowski kicked four field goals and Oakland’s defense put together a late goal-line stand Sunday to lead the Raiders to a 19-13 victory over the Dallas Cowboys.

With Moss going up against the team he’s tormented for 10 touchdown receptions in five wins in his career, it figured he’d have a breakout game. But other than a long catch on Oakland’s first drive, he was more of a decoy.

Jordan was the workhorse, running up the middle for tough yards a week after getting just 19 yards on 16 carries.

The game wasn’t decided 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 hit Julius Jones for a 2-yard loss on second down from the 3, and Bledsoe followed with two straight incompletions to give Oakland the ball with 1:45 to go.

Jordan then ran twice for a first down and Oakland (1-3) ran out the clock, heading into the bye week with a much-needed win.

Dallas mixed up its coverage on Moss, sometimes using linebacker DeMarcus Ware to jam him at the line with safety help, and rotating its cornerbacks at other times on the big-play receiver.

Collins threw to Moss only three times in the opening half, connecting on a 79-yarder on the first drive to set up Janikowski’s 30-yard field goal and throwing his direction on back-to-back plays to open the second quarter. Moss finished with four receptions for 123 yards.

Jordan ran six times for 38 yards and also caught a pass on the first drive of the second half, setting up Janikowski’s 23-yard field goal to make it 13-3. Janikowski, who missed four field goals the first three games, kicked two long field goals in the fourth quarter and was perfect on the day.

The Raiders did a good job most of the day against Dallas’ receivers: Through the first three quarters, Cowboys wideouts had thrown as many passes – an incompletion from Keyshawn Johnson to Jones on a trick play in the third quarter – as they had caught.

Then Bledsoe hit Patrick Crayton on a 63-yard touchdown pass. Bledsoe finished 11-for-26 for 212 yards.

The Raiders scored on their first drive for the third time in four games. On a second down from the 14, Moss streaked down the middle of the field, beating safety Keith Davis to catch the ball at midfield and going 79 yards before being dragged down by Terence Newman at the 7.

The Raiders, the most penalized team in the NFL, committed 13 more infractions, including three in the first 74 seconds of the fourth quarter.

Notes: Ware, a first-round pick in April, had three offsides penalties, including one to wipe out a sack by La’Roi Glover in the fourth quarter. … Dallas had gone 13 games without allowing a 100-yard rusher. … Raiders C Jake Grove left the game with a right knee injury.

AP-ES-10-02-05 2006EDT


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