Cowboys take first lead on franchise’s 2,500th all-time touchdown

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The Cowboys have dominated the statistics, but they didn’t take their first lead until 4:49 remained in the first quarter.

Dallas has run 52 plays for 316 yards to 157 yards on 23 plays for the Patriots.

The Cowboys finally got ahead on the scoreboard on a 1-yard touchdown pass from Dak Prescott to CeeDee Lamb. Jalen Mills was not close in coverage.

Lamb’s touchdown was the 2,500th in team history. Since 1960, the Cowboys’ first season as an expansion team, they have more touchdowns than another other team. The Packers have 2,475, the Chargers 2,468 and the Patriots 2,463.

Two red zone turnovers in the first half by Prescott prevented Dallas from having a halftime lead.

The Cowboys did lose left tackle Tyron Smith, who has left for the training room. Smith entered the game as questionable with a neck injury but injured his ankle in the third quarter. He is questionable to return.

Ty Nsekhe has replaced Smith.

Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower returned after an elbow injury, but linebacker Ja'whaun Bentley (ribs) and defensive lineman Christian Barmore (shoulder) are questionable and linebacker Chase Winovich (hamstring) is doubtful.

13 responses to “Cowboys take first lead on franchise’s 2,500th all-time touchdown

  1. Well obviously Tony is happy, OMG I don’t know who is more excited Tony when Dallas scores a touchdown or Gary when Georgia scores a touchdown

  2. Patriots have lining up in neutral zone all game long but Dallas just called for 2 offsides this half.

  3. Penalties continue for only 1 team on the field despite replays showing that more should be called. Why are referees helping pats so much? Are Wast coast fans so fickle they stop watching and hurt NFL commercial fees?

  4. No article on the blown Dak qb sneak call?? Almost his whole body is in the endzone, but no touchdown.

  5. Next time Romo does a Cowboy’s road game, why don’t they just send the Cowboy’s cheerleading squad.

    I think the Pats had 14 guys on the field when they kicked the extra point to take the lead. Those darn refs.

  6. 4th quarter Pats defensive player pulls oline player down by shirt. No call for defensive holding

  7. Well not appearing in a Super Bowl makes all your cheating completely fine! My apologies Mr. Smart logic person!

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