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Opening the season with back-to-back dominating performances, the Dallas Cowboys ease past the New York Jets to move to No. 2 in Power Ratings; check out highlights and Week 3 previews for Cowboys & Texans

Still searching for their offensive identity with head coach Mike McCarthy calling the plays, the Dallas Cowboys (2-0) managed to put 30 points on the scoreboard on their way to a convincing blowout of the New York Jets (1-1), playing their first game without Aaron Rodgers as their starting quarterback.

In Houston, quarterback C.J. Stroud showed promise for the Texans (0-2), but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Indianapolis Colts (2-0) even after rookie quarterback Anthony Richardson left the game with a concussion.

Across the NFL, the defending NFC champion Philadelphia Eagles (2-0) escaped with a win for the second straight week, the New York Giants (1-1) bounced back from being embarrassed by the Cowboys, and the Washington Commanders (2-0) have emerged as the early season surprise team.

at DALLAS Cowboys 30, at NEW YORK Jets 10

Big plays from side receiver CeeDee Lamb set up two touchdown passes by Dak Prescott and rookie Brandon Aubrey kicked five field goals as the Cowboys beat the New York Jets 30-10 on Sunday.

On the other side of the field, Jet quarterback Zach Wilson threw three interceptions in his first start since Aaron Rodgers’ season-ending Achilles tendon injury

As a result, the Cowboys (2-0) finished a season-opening sweep of the New York teams after Week 1’s 40-0 rout of the NFC East rival Giants, while the Jets (1-1) were coming off an emotional overtime win over Buffalo after Rodgers was injured on the fourth snap of his New York debut.

Lamb tied a career high with 11 catches, including a 25-yarder that set up tight end Jake Ferguson’s 4-yard touchdown grab on game’s first possession. Lamb also pulled down a 20-yarder, which led to rookie tight end Luke Schoonmaker’s first career touchdown.

Without an interception in the first two games of the season, Prescott completed 31 of 38 passes for 255 yards while Tony Pollard rushed 72 yards.

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INDIANAPOLIS Colts 31, at HOUSTON Texans 20

Indianapolis quarterback Anthony Richardson rushed for two touchdowns before departing with a concussion, then Gardner Minshew threw for 171 yards and a touchdown in relief as the Indianspolis Colts posted a 31-20 victory over the Houston Texans.

Ending an eight-game losing streak dating back to last season, the Colts (1-1) led by 18 at halftime but managed only a field goal in the second half for their first win since Nov. 13 at Las Vegas.

Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud threw his first career touchdown pass when he connected with Nico Collins for a 12-yard score that cut the lead to 14-7 with about three minutes left in the first quarter, but the Colts built a 28-10 lead going in at halftime and never looked back.

For the Texans (0-2), Collins finished with seven receptions for a career-high 146 yards as Stroud completed 30 of 47 passes for 384 yards and two scoring strikes.

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Thursday, September 14

Minnesota Vikings 28, at Philadelphia Eagles 34

Sunday, September 17

Green Bay Packers 24, at Atlanta Falcons 25

Las Vegas Raiders 10, at Buffalo Bills 38

Baltimore Ravens 27, at Cincinnati Bengals 24

Seattle Seahawks 37, at Detroit Lions 31

Indianapolis Colts 31, at Houston Texans 20

Kansas City Chiefs 17, at Jacksonville Jaguars 9

Chicago Bears 17, at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27

Los Angeles Chargers 24, at Tennessee Titans 27

New York Giants 31, at Arizona Cardinals 28

San Francisco 49ers 30, at Los Angeles Rams 23

New York Jets 10, at Dallas Cowboys 30

Washington Commanders 35, at Denver Broncos 33

Miami Dolphins 24, at New England Patriots 17

Monday, September 18

New Orleans Saints 20, at Carolina Panthers 17

Cleveland Browns 22, at Pittsburgh Steelers 26


DALLAS Cowboys at ARIZONA Cardinals



Thursday, September 21

New York Giants at San Francisco 49ers, 8:15 p.m., Prime Video

Sunday, September 24

Indianapolis Colts at Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m., CBS

Tennessee Titans at Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m., CBS

Atlanta Falcons at Detroit Lions, 1 p.m., Fox

New Orleans Saints at Green Bay Packers, 1 p.m., Fox

Houston Texans at Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 p.m., Fox

Denver Broncos at Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m., CBS

Los Angeles Chargers at Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m., Fox

New England Patriots at New York Jets, 1 p.m., CBS

Buffalo Bills at Washington Commanders, 1 p.m., CBS

Carolina Panthers at Seattle Seahawks, 4:05 p.m., CBS

Dallas Cowboys at Arizona Cardinals, 4:25 p.m., Fox

Chicago Bears at Kansas City Chiefs, 4:25 p.m., Fox

Pittsburgh Steelers at Las Vegas Raiders, 8:20 p.m., NBC

Monday, September 25

Philadelphia Eagles at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 7:15 p.m., ABC

Los Angeles Rams at Cincinnati Bengals, 8:15 p.m., ESPN

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