NFL roundup: Dak suffers ugly injury in Cowboys win
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NFL recap: Dak suffers an ugly injury while the Cowboys win
Greg Zuerlein scored a decisive field goal from 34 yards in the final game when Dallas beat the visiting New York Giants 37-34 on Sunday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. That game was overshadowed by an ugly ankle injury from Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott.
In the middle of the third quarter, Prescott gained 9 yards on a run and was tackled by New York Security Guard Logan Ryan. Prescott immediately clutched his right lower leg. After being transferred to a cast, Prescott appeared to be crying as he was carted away from the field. He was rushed to a nearby hospital and ESPN later reported that Prescott is expected to have surgery on Sunday evening.
Dallas won final possession by 52 seconds and moved 72 yards in four games with backup quarterback Andy Dalton at the controls to score the winning goal. With the win, the Cowboys (2-3) suffered two defeats in their first game against a rival of the NFC East Division.
The Giants (0: 5) went 8:46 minutes ahead of Devonta Freeman's 4-yard run and increased the lead to 34:31 in the two-point conversion pass from Daniel Jones to Andrew Thomas. The 17 yard ride was set up after a fumble by Dalton.
Dallas was leading 24-23 at the time of injury. Prescott completed 14 of 21 passes for 166 yards and one interception. Dalton was 9-11 for 111 yards after replacing Prescott. Jones was 20 for 33 for 222 yards. He was released twice.
Seahawks 27, Vikings 26
Russell Wilson tossed DK Metcalf a 6-yard touchdown pass with 15 seconds of play when Seattle went undefeated with a win over Minnesota on an empty CenturyLink field.
The winning run came after the Vikings (1-4) avoided a short field goal attempt that could have given them an eight point lead two minutes before the end. Instead, Alexander Mattison was stopped in fourth and first place off Seattle's 6-yard line for no win.
Wilson completed 20 of 32 passes for 217 yards and three touchdowns and helped the Seahawks (5-0) overcome a 13-0 halftime deficit. Minnesota's Kirk Cousins was 27 of 39 for 249 yards and two touchdowns, both for Adam Thielen. But Cousins had a fumble and an interception as Seattle scored 21 points in the first 6:51 of the second half to take a 21-13 lead.
Rams 30, Washington Football Team 10
Jared Goff threw for 309 yards and two touchdowns to take Los Angeles past hosts Washington in Landover, Md., On a day Alex Smith played in his first game in nearly two years.
Defensive tackle Aaron Donald had four sacks and linebacker Troy Reeder had three when the Rams (4-1) ended at eight in the day.
Washington quarterback Josh Allen was sidelined after being hit on the head and arm by Ram's cornerback Jalen Ramsey late in the first half. He has been replaced by Smith, who made his first NFL appearance since a gruesome leg injury on November 18, 2018 that required 17 separate surgeries to repair.
Smith completed 9 of 17 passes for 37 yards and was fired six times for Washington (1-4). Allen was 9 of 13 for 74 yards prior to his departure. Washington ended the attack with a total of 108 yards.
Dolphins 43, 49ers 17
Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for 350 yards and Miami broke out for 30 points in the first half en route to a San Francisco demolition in Santa Clara, California.
Fitzpatrick tossed touchdown passes to Adam Shaheen, DeVante Parker and Preston Williams during his fourteenth 350-yard career game, his first since throwing a best 419 against Cincinnati last December. Myles Gaskin added a 1-yard touchdown run for the Dolphins (2-3).
The defeat was the second in a row and the third in a row at home for the 49ers (2-3), who put quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo on the bench after an ineffective first half on his return from an ankle sprain.
Browns 32, Colts 23
Baker Mayfield threw for 247 yards and two touchdowns, and hosts Cleveland's defense put Indianapolis quarterback Philip Rivers into big mistakes when the Browns won their fourth straight.
Mayfield was 21 of 37 with two interceptions as Cleveland improved to (4-1), adding important passes to their best rushing attack in the league, especially when they scored in all four first-half possessions.
Meanwhile, Rivers completed 21 of 33 for 243 yards, but threw two interceptions. One was a pick-six that Ronnie Harrison Jr. won at the 12:15 mark in the third quarter for a 27-10 lead in Cleveland 47 yards. Rivers was forced to a deliberate basic foul 16 seconds into the fourth quarter in the end zone, which gave the Browns a security and a nine-point lead that the Colts (3-2) could not overcome.
Ravens 27, Bengals 3
Lamar Jackson passed for two touchdowns and the Baltimore defense repeatedly pissed off rookie quarterback Joe Burrow as the Ravens got past Cincinnati.
Mark Andrews and Marquise Brown caught touchdown passes from Jackson, who was 19 of 37 and passed 180 yards and an interception for the Ravens (4-1). Baltimore's defense forced three turnovers, including Patrick Queen's 53-yard touchdown, and seven sacks.
Burrow, number 1 overall who played three consecutive 300-yard games with a rookie record, made 19 of 30 passes for 183 yards with an interception in his fifth career start for the Bengals (1-3-1).
Steelers 38, Eagles 29
Rookie Chase Claypool had three hits and ran for another touchdown when Pittsburgh went undefeated with a win over Philadelphia.
Pittsburgh, which built a 17-point lead in the third quarter but only sealed it 2:39 minutes after Claypool's fourth touchdown, is 4-0 for the first time since 1979. Claypool had seven catches for 110 yards, Ben Roethlisberger was 27 of 34 for 239 yards and the three touchdowns.
For Philadelphia (1-3-1) Miles Sanders had two touchdown runs and Greg Ward and Travis Fulgham (10 catches, 152 yards) each had one touchdown catch. Carson Wentz was 20 of 35 for 258 yards and two touchdowns against two interceptions.
Panther 23, falcon 16
Teddy Bridgewater threw two touchdown passes in a big first half and it was enough when Carolina won their third game in a row, keeping Atlanta without a win.
Bridgewater made 27 of 37 passes for 313 yards - including an NFL season high of 261 yards in the first half - and Mike Davis rushed for 89 yards and got a touchdown pass for the Panthers (3-2).
Matt Ryan threw for 226 yards but had a costly fourth quarter interception in the end zone for the Falcons (0-5). Calvin Ridley caught eight passes for 136 yards. Todd Gurley rushed for 121 yards and a touchdown to 14 carry.
Cardinals 30, Jets 10
Kyler Murray made a total of 411 yards and two touchdowns to take Arizona past winless New York in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Murray's 380 yards were a career high during his time with Arizona (3-2). DeAndre Hopkins was his number one target, finishing with six catches for 131 yards.
Joe Flacco started for the Jets (0-5) instead of the injured Sam Darnold. Flacco completed 18 of 33 passes for 195 yards and zero interceptions.
Raider 40, Chiefs 32
Derek Carr passed for 347 yards and three touchdowns, overtaking Patrick Mahomes as Las Vegas stunned previously undefeated Kansas City in Kansas City, MO.
Josh Jacobs added 77 rushing yards and two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to the Raiders (3-2), who suffered a streak of seven losses at Arrowhead Stadium. Carr fired three quick touchdowns on passes of 59, 5 and 72 yards from Carr to Nelson Agholor, Darren Waller and rookie Henry Ruggs in the second quarter.
The defeat resulted in a winning streak of 13 games for the Chiefs (4-1), which also included last season's Super Bowl run. Mahomes threw for 340 yards and two touchdowns but was intercepted once - his first of the season - and completed only 22 of 43 passes.
Texans 30, Jaguars 14
Deshaun Watson threw three touchdowns, Ka'imi Fairbairn scored three field goals and Houston defeated Jacksonville for the first time of the season and for the first time under interim coach Romeo Crennel.
Watson walked by for 359 yards and eventually connected with receiver Brandin Cooks, who published his first 100-yard game with the Texans (1-4). Cooks had eight catches left for 161 yards plus a touchdown of 28 yards on the fourth down at 4:39 that sealed it.
The Jaguars (1-4) lost their fourth game in a row, injured by two costly turnovers and two missed field goals by Stephen Hauschka.
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