Prescott, TEs help Cowboys beat Giants on Thanksgiving Day – KGET 17

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Dak Prescott threw two touchdown passes to tight end Dalton Schultz, Ezekiel Elliott ran for a score and the Dallas Cowboys beat the New York Giants 28-20 on Thanksgiving.

Rookie Peyton Hendershot ran for a 2-yard TD before directing all three of his teammates into the Salvation Army’s giant red cauldron for a Whack-A-Mole celebration.

The win snapped a three-game losing streak at the break for the Cowboys (8-3), who moved a game ahead of the Giants in the NFC East while sweeping the season series.

Prescott’s TD throws to Schultz came five minutes apart in the third quarter, turning a 13-7 deficit into a 21-13 lead. The first was a 15-yarder on third-and-goal.

The Dallas quarterback has won 10 straight against the Giants since losing to them twice when the Cowboys went 13-3 in his rookie year in 2016.

Saquon Barkley was held to 39 yards rushing with a 1-yard TD behind a makeshift offensive line that was without three starters to injury in the third loss in the last four games for the Giants (7-4).

Dallas, the NFL leader in receiving sacks, dropped Daniel Jones three times while limiting him to 14 rushing yards after running seven times for first downs in the first meeting, a 23-16 Dallas win.

Jones’ TD pass to Richie James in the closing seconds was too late for the Giants to take a 2-0 lead in the second Thanksgiving meeting of the 122-all in this storied rivalry.

CeeDee Lamb had six catches for 106 yards and set up three touchdowns in Dallas, starting with a 25-yard catch before Elliott’s 6-yard run.

Lamb’s one-handed catch for 15 yards came before Schultz’s second TD. The 23-yarder put Dallas at the 2, and Lamb thought he had one more hand in the back of the end zone.

Mike McCarthy challenged the ruling that the finger-tapping catch was out of bounds. That was confirmed on review, despite the Cowboys being so sure they sent in a PAT unit after seeing the replay.

The Dallas offense returned with all four tight ends, and Hendershot got a hand on the move to the left for an easy 2-yard score.

The rookie waved Schultz, fellow rookies Jake Ferguson and Sean McKeon into the red cauldron, holding the ball with both hands as they popped out. Ferguson was beaten on the helmet.

Elliott had a career-high 92 rushing yards, and the Cowboys overcame two interceptions by Prescott, who threw for 261 yards.


Graham Gano tied New York’s record for longest field goal with 57 yards in the first quarter. The kick came on fourth-and-32 after the Giants had a touchdown nullified by an ineligible receiver down the stretch and Jones was flagged for intentional grounding.


Illness sidelined three Cowboys who were active in DT Johnathan Hankins, DE Tarell Basham and CB Kelvin Joseph. … Giants CB Cor’Dale Flott left in the third quarter for a concussion evaluation.


Giants: Washington visits Dec. 4 in the first of three straight NFC East games for the Giants. The third of them is another meeting with the commanders.

Cowboys: The three-game homestand continues on Dec. 4 against Indianapolis. Another AFC South opponent (Houston) follows on December 11 to complete that home stretch.


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