Chiefs rely on D to satiate Prescott and Cowboys in a 19-9 . win

Chiefs rely on D to satiate Prescott and Cowboys in a 19-9 . win

Kansas City, Missouri – Clyde Edwards Heller ran for 63 yards and landed on his way back from the injured reserve, Chris Jones and the Kansas City defense made Dak Prescott’s life miserable, and the Chiefs beat the Dallas Cowboys 19-9 on Sunday.

Patrick Mahomes was 23 of 37 for 260 yards with a interception and foul for Kansas City, but was saved by a defense that played his best game of the year. Charvarius Ward picked Prescott in the end zone near the break, and Chris Jones had 3 1/2 sacks as he forced and reclaimed a bump.

The result: The Chiefs (7-4) improved to 4-0 against the NFC East with their fourth consecutive win overall.

Prescott was held at a 216-yard passing and two cowboy interceptions, although he was missing a lot of help. Left tackle Tyron Smith missed his third game in a row with an ankle injury, Amari Cooper tested positive for COVID-19, and teammate CeeDee Lamb suffered a concussion before the break.

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Ezekiel Elliott, who seemed to adjust his ankle early in the game, finished with nine runs for 32 yards. Linebacker Micah Parsons was the highlight of the Cowboys (7-3), creating a confusion and earning two more sacks.

The Chiefs made their strides after a difficult first seven weeks that left them 3-4 and finally in West Asia. They eliminated many of the twists and penalties that impeded their attack, and the historically inept defense in September and October turned into a fierce group of hawks in November.

Just ask Prescott, who spent a good portion of his Sunday getting away with it.

Mahomes went on to perform 406 yards and five touchdowns against the Raiders by chopping off the Cowboys in the first half. He led Kansas City for an 86-yard run that ended with Travis Kelsey taking a straight shot for the touchdown, then drove for 65 yards a few minutes later and finished off with the short Edwards Hiller run.

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All the Cowboys succeeded in was Greg Zorlin’s field goal and they trailed 16-3 in the first half.

Zurlin scored two more goals in the second half, and Harrison Boetker added another field goal for Kansas City as the two teams traded silly mistakes that prevented them from making it to the end zone. Mahomes had a pass bouncing off Kelsey’s hands for another interception, and the Cowboys had a promising campaign falter after a false start penalty.

The revamped Chiefs Defense made sure the Cowboys didn’t get a single possession the rest of the way.

TEMPTER TANTRUMS

The teams almost exploded late in the first half when the Cowboys’ Kelvin Joseph ripped the helmet off of Rashad Fenton, who in turn began mocking the Dallas team. Both players were reported to offset penalties.

injuries

Cowboys: Lamb was injured while hitting the jump ball in the end zone near the end of the first half. Ward picked him up and Lamb landed hard. The coaches helped him to the locker room and he didn’t come back. … left FS Donovan Wilson with a shoulder injury in the fourth quarter.

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Chiefs: Chiefs FS Tyrann Mathieu has been added to the injury list as it was called into question about three hours before kick-off. But after working with coach Rick Burkholder before the game, the three-time All-Pro announced he was ready to take off. … RB Jerick McKinnon injured his hamstring in the first quarter. … Fenton injured his right knee in the fourth quarter.

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Cowboys go home to play against the raiders on Thanksgiving Day.

The Chiefs finally got a week off before playing the Broncos on December 5 for the first of three games in a row.

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