Prescott leads Dallas in win over Detroit

Dak Prescott and the Dallas offense led the way as the Cowboys kept the Detroit Lions’ defense at bay, allowing Prescott to lead his team to a 35-27 victory in Detroit.

The game started off slow for the Cowboys, who didn’t score until their third drive. The first drive ended with Elliott fumbling the ball and Jarrad Davis recovering the fumble, ending the Dallas opening drive. The Lions put up the first points of the game in their opening drive when Bo Scarbrough rushed the ball for a five-yard touchdown, Matt Prater kicked the extra point and Detroit was on top 7-0.

Dallas put their first points on the board with just over two minutes left in the first quarter when Brett Maher kicked a 30-yard field goal to cut the lead to 7-3.

Prescott hit Tony Pollard for a 21-yard touchdown to take a 10-7 lead following the Maher extra point. Lions backup quarterback Jeff Driskel rushed the ball in from two yards to put another Detroit touchdown on the board and to retake the lead, 14-10.

The Lions didn’t keep the lead for long, as the Cowboys responded on the next drive for another touchdown when Elliott rushed the ball from one yard out to reclaim the lead. In their next drive with just 30 seconds left in the half, Prescott connected with Randall Cobb for a 19-yard touchdown and Dallas went into halftime with a 10-point lead, 24-21.

Detroit started the second half of the game with possession and on the tenth play of the opening drive, Driskel connected with Marvin Jones for an 11-yard touchdown and cut the deficit to three. Dallas, during their opening second-half drive, extended the lead by three more points after Maher finished out a 10-play drive with a 34-yard field goal.

Dallas continued to roll up the score on their first drive of the final quarter after Prescott hit Elliott with a 17-yard touchdown pass. Pollard rushed the ball to complete the two-point conversion attempt and the Cowboys took a 14-point lead, 35-21.

Detroit attempted a comeback by answering the Dallas touchdown when Driskel and Jones connected again, this time for 25 yards, putting six more on the board, but Driskel’s pass to McKissic for the two-point conversion was incomplete, so the Lions slightly closed the gap to 35-27 with just under six minutes to play.

That would remain the final score and Dallas was able to bounce back with a win, bringing them to 6-4 on the season, while Detroit is now 3-6-1 going into next week.  Prescott completed 29 of 46 completed passes for 444 yards and added three touchdowns to his season statistics, and Elliott and Gallup led in rushing and receiving yards respectively. Michael Bennett led the team with two sacks, while Jaylon Smith and Darian Thompson were also key factors in defeating the Lions on their home field.

The Cowboys meet the 9-1 New England Patriots next week while Detroit will face the 1-9 Washington Redskins.

 

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