Cowboys, Terrance Williams beat the Chiefs 28-17

AP

Cowboys wide receiver Terrance Williams had his most yards since the season finale in 2015 when he made eight catches for 173 yards against Washington. He proved a throne in the Chiefs’ side Sunday, with nine catches for 141 yards.

Dak Prescott threw two touchdown passes, both to slot receiver Cole Beasley, and ran for another, and the Dallas defense held the Chiefs in check most of the day in a convincing 28-17 victory by Dallas.

The Cowboys ended the first half of the season 5-3 in a game they had to have to retain any hope of catching the Eagles. Philadelphia moved to 8-1 on the season with another victory Sunday, but the Cowboys play the Eagles twice in the final seven weeks. The Chiefs fell to 6-3, with their third loss in their past four games.

It marked the Cowboys’ biggest victory since they beat the Steelers 35-30 in Pittsburgh in Week 10 last season.

Prescott completed 21 of 33 passes for 249 yards and two touchdowns and added a 10-yard touchdown run. Ezekiel Elliott, who became eligible to play Friday with a favorable court ruling, had 93 yards and a touchdown on 27 carries.

The Dallas defense did a solid job against the Chiefs’ big weapons: Kareem Hunt gained only 37 yards on nine carries; Tyreek Hill had only two catches, though one went for a 56-yard touchdown on the final play of the first half; Alex Smith threw his first interception of the season, with safety Jeff Heath picking him in the fourth quarter as the Chiefs attempted a comeback; and Travis Kelce had seven catches for 73 yards and a touchdown.

Smith finished 25-of-34 for 263 yards with two touchdowns and an interception.

Cowboys’ first-round pick Taco Charlton had his first career sack, and David Irving had his sixth sack in four games. But DeMarcus Lawrence, who entered leading the league in sacks, did not record a sack for the first time this season.

27 responses to “Cowboys, Terrance Williams beat the Chiefs 28-17

  1. Good game by two good teams but the Cowboys just looked sharper today. Awesome performance from the defense( outside of that last second meltdown before the half) containing an explosive chiefs offense, very efficient day for the offense and no letdown on special teams. Cowboys had to play a complete game and they did to get the W, how bout them Cowboys!!

  2. I don’t know, a throne in the side does sound way more painful than a thorn. At first I thought it was an autocorrect mistake, but the more I think about a throne being jammed into my ribs, the more I think a new phrase has been coined.

  3. Steelers may have provided the blueprint on how to slow down the Chiefs offense. Zone blitzing/Cover 2 to take away deep completions on the outside. The only big play by the Chiefs was the Tyreek Hill TD before halftime

  4. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    November 5, 2017 at 7:34 pm
    November Alex Smith just showed up. His arm is usually done by this time of the year.

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    Any other excuses you can think of to avoid giving Dallas’ defense any credit?

  5. jerrysglassescleaner says:
    November 5, 2017 at 7:48 pm
    America’s team did someone Philly couldn’t do. Philly will come down to earth like they always have since 1960. Dallas will take this division again. We are back!

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    Please keep reminding us how good you used to be. We never get tired of that. #Its2017Now.

  6. “America’s team did someone Philly couldn’t do.”
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    I’m as happy as you are but throttle back a tad cause Philly beat Denver today which was something Dallas couldn’t do

  7. Alex Smith can’t do it. When he plays playoff type teams he can’t do it. He caught the pats and Philly early, if KC played them now, both would be 10 point favorites.

    Smith is gone next year anyway, put Mahomes in, move on. What if he’s Watson? Playmaker that no one knows how to defend? Smith had 50 garbage time yards, down 11 still dunking and dunking, and had 60 lucky yards at the end of the 1st half. He can’t do it.

  8. charliecharger says:
    November 5, 2017 at 8:21 pm
    It’s Patrick Mahomes time!
    …………….
    That makes sense. Mahomes is the future so let’s put him him behind arguably the WORST O-Line in the league? I’m not a Smith apologist but they can’t block for 3 seconds & what happened to the holes for Hunt? Smith is probably gone after this year so let him deal with the porous line. Hopefully management will finally address the biggest issue the offense has had for 3 years this off-season & overhaul the line. That will give Mahomes a fighting chance next season.

  9. Wrong, Dallas did NOT need to win this game “to have any hope of catching the Eagles”. Currently, Dallas, has played one fewer game due to the Eagles not yet having their bye. Assuming Dallas wins next week (when the Eagles are off), Dallas would have still won the division bye sweeping the Eagles and gaining ONE net game against the Eagles in the other three games…if it had lost this week. That would have been a fairly tough order, but far from improbable. As it stands, winning this week allows Dallas to have control of its own destiny (if Dallas wins out and the Eagles also win out against all non-Dallas teams, Dallas would win the division), but it wasn’t NEEDED for the team to still have an okay chance at the division.

  10. Thanks again MDS and Florio for picking against the Cowboys.. That makes two weeks in a row. Can you all pick against them again this upcoming week?

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