Former Haughton Star Dak Prescott made NFL history Sunday, becoming the first player to pass for more than 400 yards and rush for three touchdowns in a 40-39 victory over the Atlanta Falcons at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Prescott helped Dallas (1-1) rally from a 20-0 first-quarter deficit. The Cowboys also trailed 39-24 with 4:49 to play in the game.
Prescott completed 34 of 47 passes for 450 yards — 312 in the second half— and no interceptions. He scored all three of his TDs in the second half on runs of 2, 2 and 1 yards.
His final TD got the Cowboys within two with 1:49 left. Dallas then recovered an onside kick. Greg Zuerlein’s 46-yard field goal with 4 seconds left to win it.
Dallas receivers CeeDee Lamb and veteran Amari Cooper both had big games. Lamb, a rookie, had six catches for 106 yards. Cooper had six for 100.
Tight end Dalton Schultz had nine catches for 88 yards and a touchdown.
Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 89 yards on 22 carries and scored a touchdown.
Atlanta’s Matt Ryan completed 24 of 36 passes for 273 yards and four touchdowns with no interceptions. Calvin Ridley had seven catches for 109 yards.
The Falcons fell to 0-2.
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