The Dallas Cowboys snap a two-game losing streak, handing the San Francisco 49ers their seventh straight loss on Sunday afternoon, 40-10.
After suffering two straight losses, to the Los Angeles Rams and the Green Bay Packers consecutively, the Dallas Cowboys enter their much needed bye in Week Six. Sitting at 2-3, third in the NFC East division, the Cowboys went in to Sunday’s matchup with the winless San Francisco 49ers needing a victory. And Dallas got one.
The Cowboys were easily able to hand the Niners their seventh straight loss in blowout fashion, 40-10. The 30-point margin was the most by a Dallas team over San Francisco since October of 1980.
Leading the charge was running back Ezekiel Elliott. The second-year phenom rushed for the Cowboys first two touchdowns, both in the first quarter. Zeke also added an amazing 72-yard touchdown reception off a screen pass early in the third. He carried the ball 26 times for 147 yards on the ground.
Quarterback Dak Prescott also had an excellent day, throwing for three touchdowns for the third straight game joining legends Don Meredith and Tony Romo as the only Cowboy passers ever to do so. The reigning 2016 Offensive Rookie of the Year completed 16 of his 25 passes for 234 yards. Prescott also had a rushing score to boot.
Defensively, Dallas dominated the fragile Niners front line. Defensive lineman DeMarcus Lawrence, David Irving and Tyrone Crawford plus linebacker Jaylon Smith all recorded sacks. Lawrence currently has 9.5 sacks through six games. Linebacker Anthony Hitchens led the team with eight total tackles.
The 3-3 Dallas Cowboys head back out on the road next weekend, facing their divisional foes, the 3-2 Washington Redskins in the nation’s capital. That critical NFC East matchup will take place Sunday, October 29th at 3:25 p.m. CDT at FedExField.