Cowboys defeat Giants on road to keep pace with undefeated Eagles in NFC East; Texans denied by Bears with last second field goal
All’s well in Jerry’s World as the Dallas Cowboys traveled to the East Coast and came home with a big NFC East win over the surprising and previously-undefeated New York Giants to post back-to-back victories with backup quarterback Cooper Rush at the helm.
On the other hand, the Houston Texans continued to surprise and disappoint at the same time, remaining winless after leading or being tied late in the first three games of the 2022 NFL season.
DALLAS Cowboys 23, NEW YORK Giants 16
Backup quarterback Cooper Rush remains the NFL’s only undefeated signal caller as a starter by leading the Dallas Cowboys to a crucial early road win over the New York Giants, 23-16, on Monday Night Football at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
With rival Philadelphia (3-0) standing at the top of the division as one of only two undefeated teams remaining in the NFL, Rush led the Cowboys (2-1) to two second half touchdown drives while reinstated placekicker Brett Maher nailed three long-range field goals as Dallas knocked off the Giants (2-1) for the 10th time in the last 11 matchups.
After dropping a wide open, sure scoring strike in the first half, wide receiver CeeDee Lamb made a one-handed touchdown snag in the back corner of the endzone to give the Cowboys the go-ahead score with 8:30 left that proved to be the difference.
Dramatically beating the Minnesota Vikings, 20-16, in his only start last season, Rush completed 21 of 31 passes for 215 yards for his second straight win replacing the injured Dak Prescott. Ezekiel Elliott ran for 73 yards and a touchdown, Tony Pollard finished with a game-high 105 yards rushing, and Lamb hauled in a season-high eight passes for 87 yards.
The Dallas defense sacked Giant quarterback Daniel Jones five times with DeMarcus Lawrence tying his career high with three.
Watch the NFL highlights here: Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants Highlights
CHICAGO Bears 23, HOUSTON Texans 20
Linebacker Roquan Smith came up with the interception and placekicker Cairo Santos nailed the game-winning 30-yard field goal as time expired allowing the Chicago Bears to escape with a dramatic 23-20 victory over the hapless Houston Texans Sunday afternoon.
With the loss, the Texans (0-2-1) dropped their second straight after blowing fourth-quarter leads in a season-opening tie with Indianapolis, 20-20, and loss to Denver, 16-9.
Led by running back Khalil Herbert with 157 yards rushing and two touchdowns, the Bears (2-1) piled up 281 yards on the ground. Texas quarterback Davis Mills completed 20 of 32 passes for 245 yards to keep Houston in the game, but two interceptions proved costly.
Watch the NFL highlights here: Houston Texans at Chicago Bears Highlights
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