The Dallas Cowboys are nonetheless clinging to NFC East hope.
Dallas earned a 27-13 win over the Tennessee Titans within the ultimate recreation of the season on Thursday night time.
However not solely stay their division hopes – they’ve a (very) exterior probability for the #1 within the NFC.
Dallas would want to win subsequent week whereas the 13-2 Philadelphia Eagles would want to lose their final two video games (this could give Dallas the division). However Minnesota and San Francisco should every lose one among their subsequent two video games for Dallas to overhaul them general.
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Tennessee began Thursday with third-string QB Joshua Dobbs and with out Derrick Henry, who has a hip damage. It must be famous that Thursday’s end result means actually nothing for the Titans — subsequent week’s matchup in opposition to the Jacksonville Jaguars will determine who wins the AFC South and who goes dwelling, so Tennessee might have opted to proceed its star operating to relaxation again.
Robert obtained a chance they usually did not let it move him by.
The Titans could not transfer the ball a lot on offense for lengthy stretches within the first half. Ezekiel Elliott scored the sport’s first landing within the first quarter, and Dallas added a area objective early within the second. After that, Dak Prescott fumbled a snap and threw an interception on their subsequent two drives — Tennessee was capable of scale back their deficit to seven, however as Dallas drove throughout the sector for the two-minute observe, Prescott threw a pickaxe once more and the Titans had the ball on the opposition 41 yard line. After a powerful catch-and-run from Treylon Burks, Randy Bullock made it 10-6 at halftime with a 29-yard area objective.
Early within the second half, a defensive move interference introduced the Cowboys from their very own facet of the sector to the Titans’ 6-yard line, permitting Prescott to knock out one among Dalton Schultz’s who put Dallas to 11 with a discard. Dobbs responded again with the Titans’ finest drive — and first landing — of the night time, discovering Robert Woods to make it a 17-13 recreation with simply over two minutes remaining within the third recreation.
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However Robert wasn’t a bit upset. They got here again with Schultz’s second landing of the night time and regained an 11-point lead with 11:58 left. After forcing the Titans’ fifth punt of the night time, Brett Maher drilled one other area objective to offer Dallas a 27-13 lead and the Titans have been unable to replace their facet of the scoreboard.
Fantasy soccer homeowners most likely weren’t thrilled with Prescott within the first half, however he ended up throwing for 282 yards and two touchdowns as Dallas overcame his three turnovers. CeeDee Lamb led all receivers with 100 receiving yards from 11 catches.
As for Dobbs, in his first NFL begin he was 20-for-39 for 232 yards and threw for a landing and a choose. He additionally fumbled twice, dropping one and recovering the opposite.
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Dallas (12-4) will finish their season within the nation’s capital in opposition to the Commanders, whereas Tennessee (7-9) now gears up for what’s now the AFC South championship recreation in northeast Florida. It’s unknown if Dobbs or Malik Willis will begin on this recreation.