Cowboys Contain Moss ... Sort Of

The Cowboys accomplished their goal of holding receiver Randy Moss in check Sunday afternoon in Oakland.

After posting video game-like numbers in his previous five outings against the Cowboys, Moss caught four passes for 123 yards.

Most importantly, he was kept out of the end zone.

Moss' biggest play was a 79-yard catch on the second play of the game for the Raiders. He was caught from behind by cornerback Terence Newman, and the Raiders had to settle for a field goal on the drive.

Moss caught a total of three passes the rest of the way for 44 yards.

The Cowboys, however, take no solace in winning the battle against Moss but losing the war of the game.

"It was a challenge," Newman said. "He has speed. He is rangy and he makes plays on the ball. But we lost the game. So we didn't do a good job."

The Cowboys didn't do anything special to contain Moss, though they did mix coverages and played a lot of zone defense.

They used safety Roy Williams in deep coverage, and that played a role in the Raiders' ability to gash the Cowboys on the ground.

Running back Lamont Jordan had his best game of the season with 126 yards.

He also became first back since Green Bay's Ahman Green 14 games ago to top the 100-yard barrier against the Cowboys defense.

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