Chiefs lean on D to stop Prescott, Cowboys in a 19-9 victory

  • Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire, left, is congratulated by Andrew Wylie (77) and Trey Smith (65) after scoring in the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, November 21, 2021 in Kansas City, Mo. .
    Associated Press

  • Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Gallup, in front, catches a pass as Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Charvarius Ward defends during the first half of an NFL football game on Sunday, November 21, 2021 in Kansas City, Mo.

    Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Gallup, in front, catches a pass as Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Charvarius Ward defends during the first half of an NFL football game on Sunday, November 21, 2021 in Kansas City, Mo.
    Associated Press

  • Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Gallup, left, catches a pass as Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Charvarius Ward defends in the first half of an NFL football game on Sunday, November 21, 2021 in Kansas City, Mo.

    Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Gallup, left, catches a pass as Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Charvarius Ward defends in the first half of an NFL football game on Sunday, November 21, 2021 in Kansas City, Mo.
    Associated Press

  • Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones runs with the ball after regaining a fumble during the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, November 21, 2021 in Kansas City, Mo.

    Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones runs with the ball after regaining a fumble during the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, November 21, 2021 in Kansas City, Mo.
    Associated Press

  • Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Byron Pringle (13) wins a first down past Dallas Cowboys safety Jayron Kearse (27) during the first half of an NFL football game on Sunday, November 21, 2021 in Kansas City, Mo.

    Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Byron Pringle (13) wins a first down past Dallas Cowboys safety Jayron Kearse (27) during the first half of an NFL football game on Sunday, November 21, 2021 in Kansas City, Mo.
    Associated Press

  • Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill (10) runs with the ball while Dallas Cowboys cornerback Trevon Diggs (7) defends during the first half of an NFL football game on Sunday, November 21, 2021 in Kansas City, Mo.

    Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill (10) runs with the ball while Dallas Cowboys cornerback Trevon Diggs (7) defends during the first half of an NFL football game on Sunday, November 21, 2021 in Kansas City, Mo.
    Associated Press

  • Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Mecole Hardman (17) runs with the ball while Dallas Cowboys safety Donovan Wilson (6) and linebacker Keanu Neal (42) defend during the first half of an NFL football game on Sunday, November 21, 2021 in Kansas City, Mo.

    Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Mecole Hardman (17) runs with the ball while Dallas Cowboys safety Donovan Wilson (6) and linebacker Keanu Neal (42) defend during the first half of an NFL football game on Sunday, November 21, 2021 in Kansas City, Mo.
    Associated Press

  • Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard (20) runs with the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, November 21, 2021 in Kansas City, Mo.

    Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard (20) runs with the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, November 21, 2021 in Kansas City, Mo.
    Associated Press

  • Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (25) celebrates after scoring past Dallas Cowboys linebacker Luke Gifford (57) during the first half of an NFL football game on Sunday, November 21, 2021 in Kansas City, Mo.

    Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (25) celebrates after scoring past Dallas Cowboys linebacker Luke Gifford (57) during the first half of an NFL football game on Sunday, November 21, 2021 in Kansas City, Mo.
    Associated Press

  • Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes throws during the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, November 21, 2021 in Kansas City, Mo.

    Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes throws during the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, November 21, 2021 in Kansas City, Mo.
    Associated Press

  • Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones (95) is stopped by Dallas Cowboys offensive tackle Terence Steele (78) after regaining a fumble during the first half of an NFL football game on Sunday, November 21, 2021 in Kansas City, Mo.

    Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones (95) is stopped by Dallas Cowboys offensive tackle Terence Steele (78) after regaining a fumble during the first half of an NFL football game on Sunday, November 21, 2021 in Kansas City, Mo.
    Associated Press

  • Kansas City Chiefs tight-end Travis Kelce (87) takes the snap before running the ball into a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, November 21, 2021 in Kansas City, Mo.

    Kansas City Chiefs tight-end Travis Kelce (87) takes the snap before running the ball into a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, November 21, 2021 in Kansas City, Mo.
    Associated Press

  • Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, right, runs with the ball, while Dallas Cowboys safety Donovan Wilson, left, defends during the first half of an NFL football game on Sunday, November 21, 2021 in Kansas City, Mo.

    Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, right, runs with the ball, while Dallas Cowboys safety Donovan Wilson, left, defends during the first half of an NFL football game on Sunday, November 21, 2021 in Kansas City, Mo.
    Associated Press

  • Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid watches from the sidelines during the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, November 21, 2021 in Kansas City, Mo.

    Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid watches from the sidelines during the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, November 21, 2021 in Kansas City, Mo.
    Associated Press

  • Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes throws during the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, November 21, 2021 in Kansas City, Mo.

    Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes throws during the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, November 21, 2021 in Kansas City, Mo.
    Associated Press

  • KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Clyde Edwards-Helaire ran in 63 yards and a touchdown in his return from injured reserve, Chris Jones and Kansas City’s defense made life miserable for Dak Prescott, and the Chiefs beat the Dallas Cowboys 19-9 on Sunday.

    Patrick Mahomes was 23 of 37 for 260 yards with an interception and a fumble for Kansas City, but he was saved out of a defense that played the best game of the year. Charvarius Ward picked up Prescott in the goal zone near the end of the first half and Chris Jones had 3 1/2 sacks while forcing and regaining a fumble.

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

    Prescott was held to 216 yards passing and two interceptions for the Cowboys, though he lacked a whole 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 just before the break.

    Ezekiel Elliott, who appeared to be adjusting his ankle early in the game, finished with nine carries in 32 yards. Linebacker Micah Parsons was the Cowboys’ biggest highlight (7-3), forcing a fumble and getting two more sacks.

    The Chiefs have reached their pace after the tough first seven weeks that left them 3-4 and last in the AFC West. They have eliminated many of the turnovers and penalties that hampered their attacks, and a defense that was historically incompetent in September and October has turned into a fierce, ball-hawking bunch in November.

    Just ask Prescott, who spent a good portion of Sunday escaping from it.

    Mahomes followed up on a 406-yard, five-touchdown performance against the Raiders by cutting the Cowboys into dice in the first half. He led Kansas City on an 86-yard march that ended with Travis Kelce taking a direct snap for a touchdown, then leading a 65-yard drive a few minutes later that ended with Edwards-Helaire’s short TD race.

    The only thing the Cowboys managed was Greg Zuerlein’s field goal and they were 16-3 behind at the break.

    Zuerlein hit two more in the second half and Harrison Butker added another field goal for Kansas City as the teams traded stupid mistakes that kept them from reaching than zone. Mahomes got a pass that jumped out of Kelce’s hands for another interception and the Cowboys had a promising drive that went wrong after a foul start penalty.

    The Chiefs’ resurgent defense ensured that the Cowboys never came within possession of the rest of the way.

    TEMPTER TABRUM

    The teams almost came into play late in the first half when the Cowboys’ Kelvin Joseph ripped the helmet off Rashad Fenton, who again began mocking the Dallas sideline. Both players were marked to equalize penalties.

    INJURIES

    Cowboys: Lamb was injured by going up after a bouncy ball in the goal zone near the end of the first half. Ward picked it off and Lamb landed hard. He was helped by coaches to the locker room and did not return. … FS Donovan Wilson left with a shoulder injury in the fourth quarter.

    Chiefs: Chiefs FS Tyrann Mathieu was added to the injury list as questionable about three hours before kickoff. But after working with coach Rick Burkholder before the game, the triple All-Pro declared itself ready to go. … RB Jerick McKinnon hurt his thigh in the first quarter. … Fenton hurt his right knee in the fourth quarter.

    NEXT

    The Cowboys return home to play against the Raiders on Thanksgiving Day.

    The Chiefs finally get their week off before playing the Broncos on Dec. 5 in the first of three division games in a row.

    ___

    More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/hub/nfl and https://apnews.com/hub/pro-32 and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL

    .

    Follow us on Google News

    Disclaimers for mcutimes.com

    All the information on this website - https://mcutimes.com - is published in good faith and for general information purpose only. mcutimes.com does not make any warranties about the completeness, reliability, and accuracy of this information. Any action you take upon the information you find on this website (mcutimes.com), is strictly at your own risk. mcutimes.com will not be liable for any losses and/or damages in connection with the use of our website.

    Leave a Comment