The Dallas Cowboys received a total team effort and contributions from some unsung heroes in order to defeat the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday afternoon, 28-17.
Going into their Week Nine matchup with the 6-2 Kansas City Chiefs, the 4-3 Dallas Cowboys faced what amounted to be a “must” win game in order to try and keep pace with the surging 8-1 Philadelphia Eagles in the NFL East.
And in a game where Dallas’ usual suspects came up big, it was the Cowboys unsung heroes that shined in this pivotal contest as well, helping America’s Team get a much needed 28-17 victory over the Chiefs Sunday afternoon.
Also coming up big in the victory was safety Jeff Heath, whose interception late in the fourth quarter sealed the win. And let’s not forget rookie defensive end Taco Charlton, as the Cowboys first round selection finally recorded his first sack of the season.
In fact, the entire Cowboys defense came up big against the Chiefs. Dallas’ “D” held the league’s leading rusher, rookie running back Kareem Hunt, to only 37 rushing yards on nine attempts. The defense also recorded that pick against Kansas City quarterback Alex Smith, his first interception of the season.
As for the Cowboys aforementioned usual suspects, quarterback Dak Prescott completed 21 of his 33 passes for 249 yards and two passing scores. Prescott had a rushing touchdown as well.
Once again, linebacker Sean Lee led the team by recording 12 total tackles, the most of either team. And along with Taco, defensive tackle David Irving also recorded a sack against the Chiefs, his sixth in four games.
Next up for the 5-3 Dallas Cowboys, they will hit the road in Week 10 to face the 4-4 Falcons in Atlanta. That game is scheduled for next Sunday, November 12th at 3:25 p.m. CT.