Prescott threw three touchdown passes, two to Dez Bryant, in the first game with Tony Romo as his backup, and the Cowboys set a franchise regular-season record with their ninth straight win, beating the Baltimore Ravens 27-17 on Sunday. Dan Bailey culminated a 13-play, 72-yard drive with a short field goal.
Starting with the completion to Beasley, Prescott completed 21 of his final 23 passes for 217 yards and three touchdowns. "It was a great win".
Prescott, the gamer that he is, heated up like few quarterbacks we've ever seen in Dallas heat up.
The Cowboys were one of five on third downs and had 58 net yards as a team when they got the ball with 9 minutes, 31 left in third quarter at their own 48.
So in the end, everybody eats. Thanks mostly to the Ravens' good start, it produced 368 yards of offense and a season-best 7.1 yards per play.
But it wasn't all fun and games. "We're going to continue to keep following that guy", Bryant said. Zeke's versatility was an issue for the Ravens defense because they couldn't focus on just stopping the run. We had to be persistent with that. They didn't punt again the rest of the game. Quarterback Joe Flacco threw for 269 yards and a touchdown, with Steve Smith Sr. showing up for another ageless performance.
The first half played out as the Ravens hoped it would.
Prescott and first-round pick Elliott - if anyone else receives serious consideration for NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, it would be an upset - have been consistent as can be this season. The TD was set up by a 41-yard pass to Brice Butler.
The Ravens got on the board first. Let's just chip away at this. He scrambled for just four yards on the next play but sold out diving for the end zone and energizing his teammates in the process. That marked Bryant's first two-score effort since the final game of the 2014 season.
After forcing a punt near midfield to begin the third quarter, the Cowboys offense proceeded to march 92 yards in nearly six minutes, breaking a 10-10 tie when rookie quarterback Dak Prescott connected with Dez Bryant for a 4-yard touchdown catch.
With the Steelers destroying the Browns to draw even in the AFC North, where the Bengals fell to 3-6-1 and lost A.J Green to a serious hamstring injury, Baltimore can't take much solace in giving the Cowboys a game, though they certainly fought hard. Ravens kicker Justin Tucker and Bailey then traded field goals to make the score 10-10 entering the break.
That Prescott was better in the second is why the Cowboys are so excited about him not only being the quarterback of the future, but also of the present.
The Cowboys will look to win their 10th straight game when they host Washington on Thanksgiving.
"Every team in the National Football League plays on a Thursday", Garrett said about the quick turnaround. They didn't get any help from the officials, but they haven't earned the benefit of the doubt, either, with sloppy play all season long. We spent some time during the bye week. "We should beat this team and I'm not kidding". Dallas punted the first four times it had the ball. The 1977 team opened the season 8-0 and went to the Super Bowl.
Jason Witten is at 1,069 catches for his career - you know, since for some reason we had to emphasize career catches in today's game.
Dallas tied the game in the second period on Prescott's 3-yard touchdown pass to Beasley. He now has 1,102 rushing yards this year. Running back Terrance West then galloped for 16 yards before finding the end zone up the middle on an 18-yard scoring rush.