Cowboys win on last-play field goal, 22-19

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Brett Maher kicked a 42-yard field goal on the final play, giving the Cowboys a 22-19 victory over Atlanta.

The Cowboys won back-to-back road games after beating Philadelphia last week and climbed back into the NFC East race with a 5-5 record. They have a showdown with Washington on Thanksgiving Day, with Washington having lost Alex Smith with what appears to be a serious right ankle injury.

The loss could prove the death knell for Atlanta, with a second consecutive setback dropping the Falcons to 4-6.

Ezekiel Elliott, who missed the loss to Atlanta last season on the first game of his six-game suspension, was the difference-maker for a second consecutive game. After getting 187 yards from scrimmage against the Eagles, the star running back had 201 yards from scrimmage against the Falcons.

He rushed for 122 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries and caught seven passes for 79 yards.

The Cowboys missed opportunities to put the game away and gave away a 10-point, fourth-quarter lead.

Cole Beasley dropped a touchdown in the first quarter. Maher missed an extra point in the fourth quarter. Lance Lenoir had a terrible 15-yard penalty for a late hit.

The teams traded field goals back and forth in the first three quarters. Atlanta led 9-6 before Dak Prescott scored the game’s first touchdown on a 4-yard run with 14:19 remaining in regulation. Elliott then scored on a 23-yard run after a Leighton Vander Esch interception of Matt Ryan.

But Ryan rallied the Falcons with a fourth Matt Bryant field goal and a 34-yard touchdown pass to Julio Jones.

The Cowboys, though, ate up the final 1:52 and won it on Maher’s second game-winning kick. He hit a 38-yarder as time expired against the Lions, giving Dallas a 26-24 win.

18 responses to “Cowboys win on last-play field goal, 22-19

  1. Dak is still not a franchise QB!!! They will be wasting Elliot’s prime with a mid level QB!!! Could be a dangerous team with a QB that can throw down field!!!

  2. Dak is what he is at this point. A solid starter that looks better with a run game and defense that can keep the game close. Nothing wrong with that, football is a team sport and Dak showed in that last drive that he is more than capable of holding his own.

  3. Copper didnt have a big impact as a WR but Cowboys are facing less 8 man fronts now. Good addition regardless if he catches a pass. The defense and Zeke will have to carry this team.

    GO COWBOYS!

  4. Dak looked pretty clutch to me on that game-winning drive. Hate all you want, the Cowboys’ got the win, on the road, when they needed it!!

  5. This win puts a certain Dallas sports talk show host one step closer to wearing a mohawk haircut all of next season. And maybe a Lebron James short pants suit. Good bet, George.

  6. Whoa!!! some falcons fans better get a grip. This was a
    very physical, hard fought game. A throw back and a great
    game.The Falcons were very physical and one has to give
    immense credit to Elliot, he is very talented, but most of all
    he is brutally tough. He is one of the most willing running backs
    to run the tough physical plays.
    This is arguabley an example that the Cowboys are a very good
    team who has had some bad luck. Some crazy bad luck on
    penalties, like a roughing call against Carolina that was part of
    the rule change ( but cost the Cowboys a game) a last second
    penalty ( That Peter King said was the most egregious example of
    a referee making a subjective call at the most inappropriate time he
    had seen in 30 years of reporting )
    Beating Atlanta on the road …a good physical team with offensive
    talent is a good start to the last half of the season.

  7. sportoficionado says:

    Dak is what he is at this point. A solid starter that looks better with a run game and defense that can keep the game close.
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    So what you’re saying is it’s a team sport. Good job.

  8. Two words: clock management.

    This is the second straight game where the team coming back gifted their opponent 30 seconds or a timeout by snapping the ball instead of holding for the two minute warning. These are veteran quarterbacks and that’s plenty of time to score from ANY part of the field much less 40 yards from the end zone. Eli got lucky.

  9. Back to .500 and jerry running his mouth that he would t take 2 1st rd picks for Dak!?! Thats why this team will be mediocre for years to come. If you could fleece a team for 2 1st rd picks you dive on it, especially for a mediocre qb.

  10. mountie97 says:
    November 18, 2018 at 7:52 pm
    Back to .500 and jerry running his mouth that he would t take 2 1st rd picks for Dak!?! Thats why this team will be mediocre for years to come. If you could fleece a team for 2 1st rd picks you dive on it, especially for a mediocre qb.
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    Saying dumb things has never bothered Jerry before, so why should it bother him now. No body
    in there right mind would ever offer 2 1st rd picks for Dak. Except maybe Jerry.

  11. DAK IS NOT A STARTING QB! If you think differently, you have a mental issue. He is the worst player to walk into Dallas. Cooper with less than 40 yards???? What a joke.Why was Dak “good” his rookie year? Because ROMO was calling the plays in his headset. Then Romo leaves and Dak shows his true ability, garbage.

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