Watch: Raiders open with touchdown on deep strike from Derek Carr to Desean Jackson

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Hot start on Thanksgiving for the Raiders. After the defense stopped the Cowboys on their opening drive for a three-and-out, the offense scored a touchdown in three plays.

A three-yard run by Josh Jacobs was followed by a 12-yard catch and run by Darren Waller. Then from their own 44-yard-line, Derek Carr threw a dime for for Desean Jackson and Jackson made the catch, eluded a defender and was gone, 56 yards, for the score.

The Raiders jumped out to a 7-0 lead with just under 12 minutes left in the first quarter.

That strike is a great sign for an offense that has struggled to score over the past three weeks, let alone get in the end zone.

It was also a great sign for Desean Jackson who had yet to make a big play in his first two games with the team. He was signed to be the team’s deep threat, which is to say to make plays just like this one.