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Chiefs move to 2-0 with 17-16 win over the Cowboys

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It looked for a moment like a questionable penalty on a defensive back would cost the Chiefs dearly in the fourth quarter, but it turned out that another one wound up helping them run out the clock on the Cowboys.

With the Chiefs up 17-13 in the fourth, Chiefs safety Eric Berry picked off a Tony Romo pass before being flagged for holding. If there was a foul, it appeared to be illegal contact and even then it wasn’t an obvious call. The Cowboys went on to drive for a field goal, but their chances of winning took a major blow when the Chiefs picked up a first down on a pass interference call against cornerback Morris Claiborne.

It looked like Chiefs wideout Donnie Avery may have slipped coming out of his break, but the call was made and that was about it for the Cowboys. The Chiefs wound up eating a lot of clock before Dustin Colquitt dropped a punt inside the 10-yard line with just 16 seconds left to play. The Cowboys ran one play before Kansas City officially improved to 2-0 with a 17-16 win.

The Cowboys had plenty of chances to grab the lead away from the Chiefs, but they fumbled the ball away twice in the second half. The defense held Kansas City to just three points on the ensuing possessions, but the offense couldn’t capitalize. Wide receiver Dez Bryant had a huge game with nine catches for 141 yards, but even he helped stymie the chances of winning with a big drop in the fourth quarter.

Kansas City’s offense had a fitful afternoon, but Jamaal Charles was able to run down the clock late and Alex Smith threw a pair of touchdown passes to support a strong defensive effort that included two sacks for Dontari Poe. The Chiefs also held the Cowboys to just 37 rushing yards, leaving the game in Romo’s hands and the Cowboys quarterback couldn’t engineer the comeback the team needed.

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  1. logicalvoicesays says: Sep 15, 2013 4:30 PM

    The Cowboys, Giants and Eagles are so mediocre. The Redskins will win the division because they aren’t really even trying to win right now. Everyone knows we save the best for last. #NoWorries

  2. fdugrad says: Sep 15, 2013 4:30 PM

    Meanwhile, the team that sent this particular HC packing for his boring, predictable offense is 2-0.

  3. sportnorcal says: Sep 15, 2013 4:31 PM

    Congrats Alex – happy for your success.
    (And beating DAL doesn’t suck, either.)

  4. bucrightoff says: Sep 15, 2013 4:33 PM

    KC has an impressive defense. AFC is easy enough and they have a last place schedule, playoffs looking very good.

  5. jbaxt says: Sep 15, 2013 4:34 PM

    Strange, the sorry commentators couldn’t shut up about how good Romo and the cowgirls are. Scoreboard!

  6. orivar says: Sep 15, 2013 4:34 PM

    The Chiefs are looking nice. Their defense looked better from last week, offense still going through some pains getting accumulated with the schemes, new staff & QB but Alex Smith is playing pretty good.

    They are barely getting any coverage, may be the sleeper team to watch.

  7. cwk22 says: Sep 15, 2013 4:37 PM

    What was that last call? A play called by $100MM Man tony romo? Ha ha ha

  8. nflrule says: Sep 15, 2013 4:37 PM

    Opposing teams should never fear playing the Cowboys in a close game especially in the 4th quarter.They implode.They get outcoached.Drop crucial balls(Bryant),make dumb penalties(Claiborne) and have quite possibly the WORST game/clock management coach(Garrett)of all time.

  9. jakec4 says: Sep 15, 2013 4:38 PM

    The Chiefs had a really nice looking secondary on paper. I guess that it is looking nice on the field too. Looking forward to watching this one at a later point.

  10. repmochief50 says: Sep 15, 2013 4:38 PM

    Awwww, the poor Eagles lost to the Chargers today!!! Wonder if they miss the HC they ran out of town yet???? Thanks again PHILLY!

  11. deltaoracle says: Sep 15, 2013 4:39 PM

    Logicalvoices said he was running away to watch baseball. Must be talking about the Nationals.

  12. tinbender2000 says: Sep 15, 2013 4:39 PM

    Logical’s right, the Redskins aren’t even trying. Wait until they start trying, in 2017 !

  13. crossbuckpass says: Sep 15, 2013 4:40 PM

    Nice win for the Chiefs. I think there’s a good chance this team has turned the corner and is finally trending up.

    Hat tip to Dontari Poe for another good game today. He’s taken the next step in only his 2nd season. I haven’t heard much from all of the Poe haters out there calling him a bust though. Where are they now?

  14. ronaldmexico7 says: Sep 15, 2013 4:45 PM

    Logicalvoicesays…please troll on the story regarding your Redskins getting blown up by Green Bay. RG3=0-2. Soon to be 0-3, maybe your folks have room for the Shannies in the Rumpus Room, because after they go 2-14..Snyder will fire them.

  15. purplegreenandgold says: Sep 15, 2013 4:45 PM

    logicalvoicesays says:
    Sep 15, 2013 4:30 PM
    The Cowboys, Giants and Eagles are so mediocre. The Redskins will win the division because they aren’t really even trying to win right now. Everyone knows we save the best for last. #NoWorries
    ===================================
    what skins game(s) are you watching…”aren’t really trying to win right now”. snap back into reality!!!

  16. jbaxt says: Sep 15, 2013 4:48 PM

    Chiefs defense was huge, Dallas couldn’t score but the downside was KC couldn’t move the ball either, until the last possession where even there they almost jacked that up.

    Maybe those 6 turnovers from the NY game were gifts? KC let Bryant work Flowers a bit but I think KC will take giving up a TD and 3 FG’s every week.

    Still angry about the hack commentators. Saying “We still picked up 4 yards” when KC made a decent play on defense??? Who is “we”? You’re supposed to be unbiased jackwagons? I get it, you love Dallas, they have a bigger following, but KC won, and in the end flat played better than Dallas! Give credit where credit is due!

  17. josephpete says: Sep 15, 2013 4:48 PM

    KC just 6 wins away from giving SF a 2nd rounder, go Chiefs..

  18. mz1394 says: Sep 15, 2013 4:50 PM

    Bottom 5 franchises in sports history- 5)redskins 4)redskins 3)redskins 2)redskins 1)redskins

  19. riverhorsey says: Sep 15, 2013 4:57 PM

    Cowboys never had a chance

  20. ralphwilsonisrich says: Sep 15, 2013 5:07 PM

    Hey Jerr how about the cowboys!

  21. jayhawk6 says: Sep 15, 2013 5:09 PM

    Big Re.d looked right at home today. The team is playing up to his expectations.

    Thanks, Philly.

  22. knightsounds says: Sep 15, 2013 5:10 PM

    New year, same Cowboys! Move along, nothing to see here!

  23. mrlaloosh says: Sep 15, 2013 5:13 PM

    Romo is his usual underwhelming self. Garrett is a ginger joke.

  24. rocketcrab says: Sep 15, 2013 5:18 PM

    Not a Chiefs fan but I am a fan of Big Red. I think it may have something to do that we look alike. Good for him! The win I mean……

  25. ralphwilsonisrich says: Sep 15, 2013 5:20 PM

    All flash down in big D. 7-8 wins at best

  26. yelix says: Sep 15, 2013 5:22 PM

    The Chiefs have a ton to work on, and I’m not buying the playoff hype yet, but it’s hard not to be impressed with what Reid and Dorsey have done.

    The fact that the Chiefs could win a game where Jamaal Charles wasn’t getting anything in the running game is astounding. They haven’t turned it over in two games, and they’re great in the red zone. They’ll need to score more than 17 points to win consistently this year, but so far, they’ve made great strides in fixing the problems that plagued them last year.

  27. kdub79 says: Sep 15, 2013 5:25 PM

    fdugrad says:
    Sep 15, 2013 4:30 PM
    Meanwhile, the team that sent this particular HC packing for his boring, predictable offense is 2-0.

    ———————

    Let’s talk in 14 years.

  28. kdub79 says: Sep 15, 2013 5:36 PM

    repmochief50 says:
    Sep 15, 2013 4:38 PM
    Awwww, the poor Eagles lost to the Chargers today!!! Wonder if they miss the HC they ran out of town yet???? Thanks again PHILLY!

    —————————-

    Nope.

  29. dirtybird28 says: Sep 15, 2013 5:38 PM

    Mad the Cowboys lost but gotta give credit to an under appreciated Chiefs team. They did enough to win and will be a force throughout the year.

  30. kcrobert10 says: Sep 15, 2013 5:39 PM

    The boys should have nothing to complain about. Both penalties were bad calls but hey that’s football. Romo had every chance to win this game but choked in the 4th qt with all the chips down. The chiefs are 2-0 but its clear they still have a lot of work to do esp on the offensive side of the ball.

  31. phipfwe76 says: Sep 15, 2013 5:44 PM

    Edit: Just noticed it only says “Chiefs upset Cowboys” on the main page. The article title says no such thing.

  32. dallas88kj says: Sep 15, 2013 5:47 PM

    Full credit to the Chiefs for this win. They played mistake free on offense, and made the stops when they needed to on defense. The Cowboys had their chances but didn’t take them and the run game was non-existent. Same old Cowboys…

    The one thing highlighted by this game though is the poor state of officiating across the league. There were a number of questionable calls during the game – and Claiborne basically got penalised for playing great defense on a crucial 3rd and 10. It’s not the sole reason the Cowboys lost, but it wrongly robbed them of another opportunity to grab the win.

  33. dallas88kj says: Sep 15, 2013 5:52 PM

    kcrobert10 says:

    The boys should have nothing to complain about. Both penalties were bad calls but hey that’s football. Romo had every chance to win this game but choked in the 4th qt with all the chips down. The chiefs are 2-0 but its clear they still have a lot of work to do esp on the offensive side of the ball.

    ————————————————–

    Really, you’re blaming that on Romo? Did he drop the perfectly thrown long ball? Nope, that was Dez Bryant. Did he fail to stop the Chiefs offense from getting a couple of first downs at the end of the game running more time off the clock? Nope, that was the defense. Did he miss some key assignments on the line, allowing too much pressure? Nope, that was the O-Line.

    Such an unoriginal attack…

  34. qoojo says: Sep 15, 2013 5:53 PM

    I swear I saw a commercial or some sort of replay where the announcer said Romo is one of best clutch players in the nfl. I guess he had an off week lol

  35. kcrobert10 says: Sep 15, 2013 6:25 PM

    Dallas88kj what about the 2 awful passes after the berry non interception. 2 times he had guys in the flat and both times he missed. Also what was he doing with 3rd and 10 hurrying up the offense they totally looked lossed lucky the chiefs were to and called a time out. Last the last play of the game come on that is what your 100 million dollar choke artist comes up with. Hey if you guys in jerry world are happy to have him good luck. Wonder why you guys keep having every one say ur some great team but never making the playoffs maybe its cause you don’t have a very good qb.

  36. mmack66 says: Sep 15, 2013 6:34 PM

    fdugrad says: Sep 15, 2013 4:30 PM

    Meanwhile, the team that sent this particular HC packing for his boring, predictable offense is 2-0.

    Huh? The Eagles are 1-1.

  37. thegonz13 says: Sep 15, 2013 6:40 PM

    On Fox’s postgame show, Terry Bradshaw criticized Dallas OC for using the same boring play calling he used in Oakland.

    Somewhere, Jerrah must be blowing a gasket…

  38. paulsmith107 says: Sep 15, 2013 6:47 PM

    Been a cowboy fan since before cowboy Troy came t us and I’m gonna be honest I’m tired of this team losing like this. One point seriously the o plays good the d sucks the d plays good and the o sucks. I’m tired o settling for 3 when 7 is right there I’m tired of the stupid penalties I’m tired of the lack of execution I’m tired of this Detroit lionesque team ill never spend another dime on this team ill never waste another breath rooting for this team

  39. 11nfcwestchamps says: Sep 15, 2013 7:05 PM

    Ninerfan here, 6 more wins for the chiefs and we get their 2nd round pick !

  40. fdugrad says: Sep 15, 2013 7:16 PM

    mmmack66: OOPS, my mistake. Thanks for letting me know. I meant 1-1. I JUST finished watching the Eagles lose when I wrote the post. Another senior citizen moment!! One’s sixties is clearly not a high point for clear thinking!!

  41. mrpolarbear99 says: Sep 15, 2013 8:05 PM

    Niner fans cheering on Smith.. happy to see he’s doing well in KC.

  42. coachbeck says: Sep 15, 2013 8:13 PM

    KC is looking nice. Building up the wins will only help. Andy Reid is bringing it all together.

    Maybe Pioli didn’t draft that badly lol.

  43. johninthewest says: Sep 15, 2013 8:21 PM

    KC Offense is still questionable. Both team didn’t look very good despite the outcome.

  44. patsbrat says: Sep 15, 2013 8:33 PM

    It’s still early in the season, but the Chiefs are looking like the league’s most improved team so far.

  45. jbaxt says: Sep 15, 2013 8:47 PM

    As much as a Chiefs homer as I am, I still think the Chiefs ceiling is 9 wins. That said the defense carried them today. Alex Smith had some Matt Cassell esq. delay of game/time outs called and if he keeps running like that I don’t see him making it through the season. But back to the D, you stop a top RB in Murray, a top TE in Witten, and a top 10 QB in Romo, though maybe he’s more like top 15? I’m am completely okay with giving up Bryant’s huge game though I don’t know now they didn’t go to him on a fade at least once when they were inside the 5 yard line.

    Schedule seems favorable, but the NFL as a whole seems more balanced this year too, so maybe the teams that are supposed to be wins, are tougher than they appear based on last years paper.

  46. fordmandalay says: Sep 15, 2013 9:14 PM

    Shea in Irving is probably REALLY angry right now.

  47. repmochief50 says: Sep 15, 2013 9:42 PM

    Maybe Pioli didn’t draft that badly lol.

    Yep, all Pioli! Oh Wait…….There’s 30 new players on this years roster. Can’t get most of the “Right 53″ outta here fast enough!!!!

  48. johninthewest says: Sep 15, 2013 10:09 PM

    When your QB leads you team in rushing there’s a confidence issue..

  49. pintadera2000 says: Sep 16, 2013 1:23 AM

    Same ‘ol, Same ‘ol…

    Tony Romo had 2 drives to win the game in the last 10 minutes, couldn’t get it done. When we need him to close out games he simply cannot do it. Dez dropped a big pass there, but this is on the leaders..Garret and Romo..they both must go.

  50. johnmetfan says: Sep 16, 2013 7:50 AM

    In true fourth quarter fashion, Romo did his best to throw that ball to KC. It looked like with 4 minutes left on the clock or so Tony gave up trying to win. Another Disapointment. Being a fan of the Mets and Cowboys…..I’m getting used to it.

  51. dallas88kj says: Sep 16, 2013 9:23 AM

    kcrobert10 says: Sep 15, 2013 6:25 PM

    Dallas88kj what about the 2 awful passes after the berry non interception. 2 times he had guys in the flat and both times he missed. Also what was he doing with 3rd and 10 hurrying up the offense they totally looked lossed lucky the chiefs were to and called a time out. Last the last play of the game come on that is what your 100 million dollar choke artist comes up with. Hey if you guys in jerry world are happy to have him good luck. Wonder why you guys keep having every one say ur some great team but never making the playoffs maybe its cause you don’t have a very good qb.

    _______________________________

    Looking at the two passes in the flat, he put the ball wider so that the defender couldn’t make a play on the ball. As for the 3rd & 10, I’m guessing the hurry up was to stop the Chiefs changing personnel.
    As for the final play, I can’t imagine any team has a designed play for going 99 yards in 17 seconds. If you watch the sideline before the play, Romo was arguing with Garrett so I’m guessing the play was not the QB’s call. Personally I would have liked to see a quick sideline pass that only takes a few seconds to give a bit more room to try a Hail Mary – particularly with Dez Bryant’s ability to go up and get the ball.
    The point I was making is that it’s a team game. You’re just jumping on the ‘Blame Romo’ bandwagon rather than having an original thought of your own. If it was all about the QB, Dan Marino wouldn’t have enough fingers and thumbs for all of the Super Bowl rings he would have.

  52. Nick says: Sep 16, 2013 5:20 PM

    I still have huge questions of WR targets besides Bowe (Charles out of the backfield, of course), but happy with the start.

    The defense is looking great. Bryant went off, but the rest of the Dallas offense (Austin, Witten, Murray) was really held in check.

  53. indianbob says: Sep 16, 2013 11:40 PM

    As a former Alex Smith 49er fan, go Chiefs!!!

  54. shatho1 says: Sep 17, 2013 3:33 PM

    I q@paulsmith107

    If that’s the way u feel so be it maybe people can categorize u as a band wagoner which is worse than being a Dallas fan go root for the skins or some one who sucks worse
    Both teams played well but only one can win so get over it and quit crying. Its only week 2 .

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