ARLINGTON, Texas — Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott threw for 249 yards and two touchdowns as the Cowboys outlasted the Kansas City Chiefs 28-17 at AT&T Stadium.
The second-year signal caller completed 21-of-33 as Chiefs counterpart Alex Smith completed 25-of-34 for 263, two touchdowns, and an interception.
Running back Ezekiel Elliott, who may serve a six-game suspension starting this week, rushed for 93 yards and a touchdown on 27 carries.
Receiver Terrance Williams had a big game for Dallas as he caught nine passes for 141 yards. Williams left the game late along with receiver Dez Bryant, who caught six passes for 73, left tackle Tyron Smith, and defensive tackle Brian Price.
The Cowboys defense held tight end Travis Kelce to seven catches for 73 yards and a touchdown. Receiver Tyreek Hill had two catches for 64 yards and a score.
Dallas receiver Cole Beasley took the lead with a 6-yard touchdown pass from Prescott. Dallas marched 61 yards in seven plays and did not face a single third down. Nugent’s extra point bounced off the left upright and in for a 7-0 Dallas lead late in the first quarter.
Kansas City answered with a 38-yard Harrison Butker field goal early in the second quarter to chip into the Cowboys’ lead 7-3. However, the Cowboys would go up 14-3 21 seconds before halftime with a 10-yard Prescott rushing touchdown.
The Chiefs appeared ready to take a knee and head into the locker room. However, Smith completed an 11-yard pass to running back Charcandrick West to setup second-and-4 from their own 43-yard line. Smith then hit receiver Tyreek Hill in the middle of a field while blockers created a lane for him to navigate for a 57-yard touchdown to conclude the first half.
Kansas City came out of the break with the opening possession and took the lead 17-14. Smith capped off nine-play, 62-yard, go-ahead drive with a 2-yard pass to tight end Travis Kelce.
Dallas responded with a 12-play, 75-yard drive that saw the Cowboys convert two third downs en route to Elliott scoring a 2-yard rushing touchdown. Dallas pulled ahead 21-17 with 3:29 in the third quarter.
The Cowboys padded their lead 28-17 with a 13-play drive that churned 87 yards and ended with Beasley catching a 7-yard touchdown.
Dallas first-round defensive end Taco Charlton earned his first career sack on a third-and-5 with 5:56 to play. Then, safety Jeff Heath intercepted Smith, the quarterback’s first of the season.
Former Dallas quarterback Tony Romo, who was doing color commentary for the NFL on CBS, received a warm welcome with a pregame tribute video show in the stadium narrated by former teammate and best friend, Jason Witten.
Kansas City – 0 10 7 0
Dallas – 7 7 7 7
DAL — Beasley 6 pass from Prescott (Nugent kick), 2:42
KC — Butker 38 kick, 7:24
DAL — Prescott 10 run (Nugent kick), 0:21
KC — Hill 57 pass from Smith (Butker kick), 0:02
KC — Kelce 2 pass from Smith (Butker kick), 9:11
DAL — Elliott 2 run (Nugent kick), 3:33
DAL — Beasley 7 pass from Prescott (Nugent kick), 9:02