Bengals trail Cowboys 17-3 at halftime, lose Drew Sample

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The Bengals gained only 85 yards in the first half and trail the Cowboys 14-3 at halftime. As if that news wasn’t bad enough, they lost tight end Drew Sample.

Sample was carted to the training room with a right knee injury, and the Bengals quickly ruled out his return.

Cincinnati could use somebody stepping up on offense.

Joe Burrow has taken four sacks, including two by Dorance Armstrong, and has a fumble that Joe Mixon recovered for the Bengals. Burrow is 9-of-12 for 72 yards, while rushing three times for a team-high 27 yards.

Cowboys backup quarterback Cooper Rush outplayed Burrow in the first half, completing 12 of 18 passes for 162 yards with a touchdown. Noah Brown scored on a 9-yard pass on the Cowboys’ first possession, and he has four receptions for 79 yards.

Tony Pollard has nine touches for 73 yards.

The Cowboys have 227 yards as a team.

10 responses to “Bengals trail Cowboys 17-3 at halftime, lose Drew Sample

  1. Gee, and all the PFTers were wrong?

    vegasdestroyer says:
    September 17, 2022 at 11:17 am
    If Rush doesn’t rely on the rush, he will have as bad a game as Burrow did last week. Cowboys can win with Rush.

    9+ 71-

  2. When is anyone going to point out that some of Burrow’s protection problems are because he holds onto the ball looking for deep shots every play? He’s going to end his career prematurely if he doesn’t speed it up.

  3. Jimmy Johnson would have cut Elliott at half time. He is done. Do not put him in the game again

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