Cowboys Topple Raiders, 21-20

The Cowboys defeated Oakland 21-20 Saturday night in the second preseason game of the year for both teams. Third-team quarterback Tony Romo directed the Cowboys on a 59-yard, 17-play drive that resulted in a 1-yard touchdown run with six seconds left.

Tony Romo may have helped himself in his battle to move up on the depth chart.

Romo capped an impressive drive by sneaking over for a touchdown with six seconds remaining, lifting the Dallas Cowboys to a 21-20 preseason victory over the Oakland Raiders.

Battling rookie Drew Henson for the backup job behind the 40-year-old Vinny Testaverde, Romo's TD culminated a 17-play, 59-yard drive. He completed 5-of-10 passes for 40 yards overall.

It also was an impressive outing for Henson, who went 7-of-9 for 53 yards.

"We got much better balance in our attack," Dallas head coach Bill Parcells said. "The passing game was much better tonight. We got all three quarterbacks in the game and all three engineered a long drive so that's good news."

Testaverde played the entire first half for Dallas (1-1), going 13-of-17 for 124 yards.

"We improved what we did a week ago but we still need to improve and get the ball into the end zone and not just kick field goals," Testaverde said.

Cowboys second-round pick Julius Jones carried 14 times for 56 yards, including a three-yard touchdown run.

Kerry Collins threw an 89-yard touchdown pass to Doug Gabriel in the third quarter for Oakland (1-1). That was his only completion in five attempts.

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