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Former Haughton star Prescott helps Cowboys win third straight

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Make it three in a for Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys.

The former Haughton star completed 23 of 32 passes for 245 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions in a 24-17 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.

For the season, Prescott has completed 89 of 131 passes (67.9 percent) for 1,012 yards and three TDs.

His 131 attempts without an interception to start a career is tied for second all-time behind Tom Brady (162).

Prescott continues to keep his remarkable start in perspective.

“I’ll say it every time you ask me. I’d like to be 4-0,” he said in his postgame press conference. “We got a road win, good team win today so that’s big, just have to keep going and looking forward.”

The Cowboys (3-1) rallied from a 14-point, second-quarter deficit.

Prescott’s first touchdown pass went to Terrance Williams. The 20-yard completion capped an eight-play, 66-yard drive.

Prescott and the Cowboys ran the two-minute drill to perfection on their second TD drive.

Dallas went 58 yards in 11 plays, scoring on a 4-yard Prescott pass to Brice Butler with 12 seconds left in the half.

Prescott completed 8-of-10 passes on the drive.

“Coach (Scott Linehan) did a great job just calling the plays and allowing us to go fast,” Prescott said. “That’s when I feel comfortable. When we’re going fast, run the ball, putting the pressure on the defense.”

The Cowboys took the lead for good on Ezekiel Elliott’s 1-yard run late in the third quarter. Elliott set up his TD with a 17-yard run.

Prescott’s 14-yard pass to Butler, who replaced injured Dez Bryant, on third-and-4 kept the drive alive.

“I think this win just kind of shows the character,” Prescott said. “We had more guys go down last week and guys had to step in and they got the job done.”

Prescott and the Cowboys return to action Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals (2-2) at 3:25 at AT&T Stadium.

— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.com