The Cowboys led the Panthers, 36-14. They won 36-28.
The Panthers’ comeback attempt was thwarted with the Cowboys having a third-and-one at the Carolina 41 with two minutes remaining and Carolina out of timeouts. Dak Prescott gave the ball to Ezekiel Elliott who optioned it to Tony Pollard for a 5-yard gain. It allowed the Cowboys to end the game in victory formation.
The loss was the Panthers’ first of the season. The Cowboys now are 3-1, with a three-game winning streak after a season-opening loss to the Bucs.
The Panthers’ No. 1 defense didn’t get it done against the Cowboys, allowing Dallas to gain 433 yards, including 245 on the ground. Elliott had 20 carries for 143 yards and a touchdown, and Pollard 10 carries for 67 yards.