dak prescott threw for 282 yards and two touchdowns to Dalton Schultz for the Dallas Cowboys beat the battered and rested Tennessee Titans on Thursday 27-13 for their sixth win in seven games.
The cowboys (12-4) posted their first consecutive 12-win seasons since 1994 and 1995, when Dallas won the last of the franchise’s five Super Bowl titles.
Fans chanted “Come on cowboys!” throughout the game. The Cowboys still need to finish out the regular season by winning at Washington with Philadelphia (13-2) missing out on a second straight NFL title. NFC East. Otherwise, they’ll be stuck at the No. 5 seed in the NFC. ezekiel elliott he ran for a 1-yard touchdown, his ninth straight game with a rushing TD.
That made him the fifth player with that streak since 2000, joining shun alexander (2005), Priest Holmes (11 in 2002), Jonathan Taylor in 2021 and LaDainian Tomlinson (18 between 2004-05).
The titans (7-9) lost their sixth straight hour after putting up quarterback ryan tannehill on injured reserve, ending their season unless they reach the AFC championship.
They have 22 players on injured reserve and lead the nfl with at least 83 different players. This game made no sense to Tennessee in the standings, as next week’s regular season finale in Jacksonville will decide the AFC South title. So the Titans cut seven starters, not counting two other IR spots with Tannehill. Spectators included Derrick Henry, the second-best running back in the NFL.
The Titans gave Joshua Dobbssigned December 21 from Detroit’s practice squad, his first NFL start in place of rookie Malik Willis, his third-round pick in April.
The former star of the University of Tennessee he played his last college game at this field, a 2016 Music City Bowl win over Nebraska. He had more passing yards at halftime than Willis had in any of his first three starts.
Dobbs finished with 232 yards and his first career touchdown pass, a 7-yard pass to Robert Woods, which pulled the Titans within 17-13 late in the third.
The cowboys they scored the last 10 points. Prescott capped a 75-yard drive with his second TD pass to Schultz for a 24-13 lead early in the quarter. brett maher added his second field goal for the final margin. Dallas led just 10-6 at halftime thanks to three turnovers, including two interceptions by two-time All-Pro safety Kevin Byard that set up Randy Bullock’s field goals.
that gave Prescott A career-high 14 picks, tying now Raiders quarterback Derek Carr on the bench for the most in the NFL. That’s despite Prescott missing five games with a broken thumb. The Dallas quarterback has been intercepted in six straight games for the first time in his career.
Prescott took advantage of the Titans’ weakening defense and found CeeDee Lamb for 11 catches for 100 yards. When undrafted rookie cornerback Tre Avery was flagged for sacking Michael Gallup on third-and-19, Prescott threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Schultz on the next play in the middle of third for a 17-6 lead.
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NFL: Dallas defeats Tennessee to match nearly 30-year winning record