NFL INSTANT REPLAYS: Week 4

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With Cooper Rush at the helm, Cowboys beat arch-rival Washington for third straight win; Texans rally falls short as Chargers hold on for victory

Super sub quarterback Cooper Rush continued his remarkable run filling in for the injured Dak Prescott by engineering a third consecutive victory at the helm for the Dallas Cowboys. But the Houston Texans find themselves still searching for answers after losing their third straight as a late rally fell short against the Los Angeles Chargers.

DALLAS Cowboys 25, WASHINGTON Commanders 10

Becoming the only Dallas Cowboy quarterback to ever win his first four starts, super backup Cooper Rush tossed two touchdown passes to lead the Cowboys to a convincing 25-10 victory over the Washington Commanders Sunday afternoon at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

With the Dallas defense limiting its first four opponents to 19 points or less for the first time since 1973, the Cowboys (3-1) dealt Washington its third straight loss after opening the 2022 season with a win.

Rush completed 15 of 27 passes for 223 yards, connecting with wide receivers CeeDee Lamb and Michael Gallup for scoring strikes. Although the Cowboys were outgained by Washington, 297-279, in total offense, the Commanders committed 11 penalties for 136 yards. Lamb finished with a season-high six catches for 97 yards, while Gallup snagged two passes for 24 yards in his first appearance since getting injured last season.

Dallas improves its NFC East record to 2-0 with back-to-back wins over the New York Giants (3-1) and Washington (1-3), keeping pace with the division-leading Philadelphia Eagles (4-0), the NFL’s only remaining undefeated team.

Watch the NFL highlights here: Washington Commanders at Dallas Cowboys

LOS ANGELES Chargers 34, HOUSTON Texans 24

Despite trailing 27-7 at halftime, the Houston Texans rallied for 17 unanswered points but the Los Angeles Chargers rose to the occasion to preserve a hard-fought 34-24 victory Sunday afternoon at NRG Stadium in Houston.

Charger quarterback Justin Herbert threw for 340 yards and two touchdowns as Los Angeles (2-2) built a big lead early, while Austin Eckler ran for two scores and Mike Williams finished with seven catches for 120 yards.

Running back Dameon Pierce rushed for 131 yards and two touchdowns for Houston (0-3-1), but quarterback Davis Mills struggled, completing 26 of 35 passes for 246 yards and two scores but tossing two interceptions.

Watch the NFL highlights here: Los Angeles Chargers at Houston Texans

NFL SCOREBOARD – WEEK 4

Thursday, September 29

at CINCINNATI Bengals 27, MIAMI Dolphins 15

Sunday, October 2

MINNESOTA Vikings 28, at NEW ORLEANS Saints 24

at ATLANTA Falcons 23, CLEVELAND Browns 20

SEATTLE Seahawks 48, at DETROIT Lions 45

TENNESSEE Titans 24, INDIANAPOLIS Colts 17

at NEW YORK Giants 20, CHICAGO Bears 12

at PHILADEPHIA Eagles 29, JACKSONVILLE Jaguars 21

NEW YORK Jets 24, at PITTSBURGH Steelers 20

BUFFALO Bills 23, at BALTIMORE Ravens 20

ARIZONA Cardinals 26, CAROLINA Panthers 16

at GREEN BAY Packers 27, NEW ENGLAND Patriots 24

at LAS VEGAS Raiders 32, DENVER Broncos 23

KANSAS CITY Chiefs 41, at TAMPA BAY Buccaneers 31

Monday, October 3

at SAN FRANCISCO 49ers 24, LOS ANGELES Rams 9

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