Former Haughton star Dak Prescott passed for three touchdowns to help the Dallas Cowboys defeat the Baltimore Ravens 27-17 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Sunday.
After a slow start, Prescott completed 27 of 36 passes for 301 yards with no interceptions. It was his second straight game of more than 300 yards passing. He had an impressive passer rating of 127.2.
Dallas improved to 9-1 with its ninth straight victory. Baltimore dropped to 5-5.
It was Prescott’s first game since Tony Romo was activated as his backup. Prescott replaced Romo after Romo broke a bone in his back in a preseason game.
Prescott completed a 3-yard touchdown pass to Cole Beasley that tied the game at 7 in the second quarter. The TD was set up by a 41-yard pass to Brice Butler.
He hit Dez Bryant twice for TDs in the second half. The first covered 4 yards and capped a 10-play, 92-yard drive. The second, a 13-yarder, capped a 13-play, 88-yard drive and gave the Cowboys a 24-10 lead with 11:30 left in the game.
Prescott was six-for-six on the final TD drive.
After the Ravens cut the lead to seven with 8:16 left, the Cowboys took 6:26 off the clock on a 13-play, 72-yard drive to a 21-yard Dan Bailey field goal. Prescott completed three passes on the drive, including one for 17 yards to Beasley on third-and-5 from the Dallas 30.
Prescott’s fellow rookie Ezekiel Elliott had another good day, rushing for 97 yards on 25 carries.
Dallas hosts division rival Washington on Thanksgiving day at 3:30 p.m.
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