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Cowboys Dominate vs. Chiefs, Extends Streak To Three

The Dallas Cowboys used ball control and a strong defensive performance to defeat the Kansas City Chiefs 28-17 for their third straight win.

Offensively, the Cowboys controlled the clock for 31:17 and racked up 375 yards of offense. Wide receiver Terrance Williams had his best game of the season hauling in nine catches for 141 yards and quarterback Dak Prescott threw for 249 yards and two touchdowns on 21-of-33 passing and added one touchdown on the ground. Running back Eziekel Elliot carried the ball 27 times for 93 yards and one touchdown giving him a league-leading seven. Wide receiver Dez Bryant caught six passes for 73 yards before leaving in the fourth quarter with an ankle injury.

Defensively, defensive ends David Irving and Taco Charlton each registered a sack and safety Jeff Heath snagged an interception. Linebacker Sean Lee led a strong charge notching a team-high eight tackles and holding the Chiefs to 68 yards rushing and star running back Kareem Hunt to 39.

After several stops to start the game, the Cowboys struck first late in the first quarter as Prescott found wide receiver Cole Beasley in the middle of the end zone for a 6-yard touchdown to take a 7-0 lead. A few series later Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker hit a 38-yard field goal to make it 7-3 middle of the second quarter.

With 14 seconds left in the first half, Prescott eluded pressure, broke a tackle and scampered 10-yards for a touchdown to make it 14-3. With two seconds left Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith found wide receiver Tyreek Hill in the middle of the field who bounced to the right, evaded a tackle and bolted into the end zone for a 57-yard touchdown cutting the Cowboys lead to 14-10 at the half.

The Chiefs offense struck again at the start of the third quarter as Smith found tight end Travis Kelce for a 2-yard touchdown to cap off a 9-play 62-yard drive in 5:54 to take a 17-14 lead. The Cowboys responded with a 12-play, 75-yard, 5:37 drive finished off with a 2-yard touchdown run by Elliot to take a 21-17 late third quarter. 13-plays and 87 yards later the Cowboys found the end zone again as Prescott connected with Beasley from 7-yards out to take a two-score lead, 28-17 middle of the fourth quarter.

Smith threw his first interception of the season on the following drive as his fourth-down pass was intercepted by Heath giving the Cowboys the ball with 5:05 left in the game. After a 3:16 drive that resulted in a punt, the Cowboys defense held to seal the 28-17 win.

The Cowboys will look to extend their winning streak to four as they travel to Atlanta to take on the Falcons next Sunday. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:25 p.m. on FOX.

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