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Rookies Elliott, Prescott lead Cowboys past 49ers 24-17

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) With Tony Romo, Dez Bryant and two starting offensive linemen out injured, Dallas turned things over to a pair of talented rookies who have the Cowboys playing mistake-free football.

Ezekiel Elliott ran for 138 yards and a touchdown and Dak Prescott threw for two scores to help the Dallas Cowboys overcome an early 14-point deficit to beat the San Francisco 49ers 24-17 on Sunday.

''This is a great team,'' Prescott said. ''I think the win just shows the character. We had more guys go down last week and guys had to step in. They got the job done. I guess the theme I guess you could say is if somebody goes down, just step up and do your job, and we've done a good job.''

The Cowboys (3-1) fell in a 14-point hole early in the second quarter before taking over the game behind a pair of rookies who have helped the team get off to a fast start this season with Romo sidelined by a back injury. Making things even harder this week were the absences of star receiver Bryant and offensive linemen Tryon Smith and La'el Collins.

Prescott threw for 245 yards and had a 20-yard touchdown pass to Terrance Williams and a 4-yarder to Brice Butler to tie the game at the half.

Elliott then took over with 96 yards rushing in the second half, including a 1-yard run that gave Dallas the lead for good late in the third quarter.

''We just all came together, that's what it was,'' Elliott said. ''We have a lot of faith in each other and there wasn't any point in that game where any of us worried on that sideline. We knew what we could do and we knew we were beating ourselves.''

Blaine Gabbert got off to a fast start to help San Francisco (1-3) take the early lead but struggled to generate any offense after that. Gabbert finished 16 for 23 for 196 yards with one touchdown and one interception.

He had a chance to lead a late tying drive but he threw a 3-yard pass to Torrey Smith on fourth-and-6 from the Dallas 35 to end hopes at a comeback.

''We were moving the ball. We have to make a play there on third-and-6 and fourth-and-6,'' coach Chip Kelly said. ''It was 6 yards. We have to be able to covert.''

BIG MISTAKE: Gabbert doesn't throw the ball deep often but he had one shot at a big play in the fourth quarter when Torrey Smith got open down the middle of the field. But Gabbert didn't lead him with the pass, allowing Morris Claiborne to intercept it .

''Every game in the league comes down to one or two plays that change the outcome and that definitely had an impact on it and that's on me,'' Gabbert said. ''I got to throw that ball to the middle of the field and let him go get it.''

BIG LOSS: The Niners lost star inside linebacker NaVorro Bowman to a lower left leg injury in the third quarter. He went down with a non-contact injury and had to be helped off the field. He was then taken to the locker room on a cart and was immediately ruled out for the rest of the game. Elliott ran for 23 yards on the play after Bowman left. He had six carries for 50 yards and the TD on the drive after Bowman left.

Rookie DeForest Buckner then left later in the game and had a walking boot on his left foot.

FILLING IN: With Bryant out with a hairline fracture of a bone in his right knee, the Cowboys needed someone else to step up on the outside. Butler, who came into the game with just one catch this season, had five catches for 41 yards, including a 4-yard TD that tied the game at 14.

THIRD DOWNS: After failing to convert their first 10 third-down chances last week against Seattle, the Niners were quite efficient at the start this week. They converted seven straight third downs to open the game, including Gabbert's 33-yard TD pass to Jeremy Kerley and Hyde's 3-yard TD run . San Francisco then converted just one of its final seven third-down chances.

ANTHEM PROTEST: Six teammates of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick joined him for a protest during the national anthem on Sunday. Safety Eric Reid and linebacker Eli Harold kneeled beside Kaepernick. Defensive backs Antoine Bethea, Keith Reaser, Jaquiski Tartt and Rashard Robinson all raised their fists.

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Key Players
J. Kerley 17 WR
88 YDs, 1 TDs
D. Prescott 4 QB
245 YDs, 2 TDs, 0 INTs
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 4:11
D.Bailey 22 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-L.Ladouceur, Holder-C.Jones.
11
plays
62
yds
6:27
pos
24
17
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 1:08
D.Bailey extra point is GOOD, Center-L.Ladouceur, Holder-C.Jones.
plays
yds
pos
21
17
Touchdown 1:08
J.Looney reported in as eligible. E.Elliott right guard for 1 yard, TOUCHDOWN.
10
plays
78
yds
5:49
pos
20
17
Field Goal 12:18
P.Dawson 36 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-K.Nelson, Holder-B.Pinion.
6
plays
57
yds
2:42
pos
14
17
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:12
D.Bailey extra point is GOOD, Center-L.Ladouceur, Holder-C.Jones.
plays
yds
pos
14
14
Touchdown 0:12
D.Prescott pass short left to B.Butler for 4 yards, TOUCHDOWN. Line Judge - Tom Stephan (68) injured on the play.
11
plays
58
yds
1:38
pos
13
14
Point After TD 2:58
D.Bailey extra point is GOOD, Center-L.Ladouceur, Holder-C.Jones.
plays
yds
pos
7
14
Touchdown 2:58
D.Prescott pass deep right to T.Williams for 20 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
8
plays
66
yds
3:54
pos
6
14
Point After TD 13:55
P.Dawson extra point is GOOD, Center-K.Nelson, Holder-B.Pinion.
plays
yds
pos
0
14
Touchdown 13:55
C.Hyde right end for 3 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
12
plays
80
yds
5:03
pos
0
13
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 6:41
P.Dawson extra point is GOOD, Center-K.Nelson, Holder-B.Pinion.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 6:41
B.Gabbert pass deep left to J.Kerley for 33 yards, TOUCHDOWN. Caught at DAL 16. 16-yds YAC
9
plays
63
yds
3:39
pos
0
6
Time of Pos 36:27 23:33
1st Downs 26 14
Rushing 12 6
Passing 11 8
Penalty 3 0
3rd Down Conv 6-14 8-14
4th Down Conv 0-0 0-1
Total Net Yards 428 295
Total Plays 73 53
Avg Gain 5.9 5.6
Net Yards Rushing 194 106
Rush Attempts 39 29
Avg Rush Yards 5.0 3.7
Net Yards Passing 234 189
Comp. - Att. 23-32 16-23
Yards Per Pass 7.3 8.2
Sacked - Yards Lost 2-11 1-7
Penalties - Yards 6-45 5-32
Touchdowns 3 2
Rushing TDs 1 1
Passing TDs 2 1
Other 0 0
Turnovers 0 1
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 0-0
Int. Thrown 0 1
Punts - Avg 4-55.3 4-49.0
Return Yards 80 61
Punts - Returns 2-25 1-26
Kickoffs - Returns 1-28 2-35
Int. - Returns 1-27 0-0
Kicking 4/5 3/3
Extra Points 3/3 2/2
Field Goals 1/2 1/1
Red Zone Eff. 0-0 -0% 0-0 -0%
Goal to Go Eff. 2-3 -67% 0-0 -0%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Cowboys 3-10147324
49ers 1-3773017
234 PASS YDS 189
194 RUSH YDS 106
428 TOTAL YDS 295
Cowboys
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
D. Prescott 4 QB
21
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
71.9% 245 2 0 114.7
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
67.9% 1012 3 0 98.5
D. Prescott 23/32 245 2 0 21
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
E. Elliott 21 RB
20
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
23 138 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
94 412 3
E. Elliott 23 138 1 26 20
A. Morris 46 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 34 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
24 95 2
A. Morris 7 34 0 9 3
L. Whitehead 13 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 8 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 11 0
L. Whitehead 1 8 0 8 0
C. Beasley 11 WR
6
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 7 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 7 0
C. Beasley 1 7 0 7 6
D. Prescott 4 QB
21
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
12 57 2
D. Prescott 5 3 0 9 21
K. Smith 41 FB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 5 0
K. Smith 1 2 0 2 1
L. Dunbar 25 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
5 9 1
L. Dunbar 1 2 0 2 1
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
C. Beasley 11 WR
6
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 3 66 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 23 279 0
C. Beasley 4 3 66 0 47 6
J. Witten 82 TE
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
9 7 47 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 21 189 0
J. Witten 9 7 47 0 8 4
T. Williams 83 WR
10
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 4 44 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 11 166 1
T. Williams 6 4 44 1 20 10
B. Butler 19 WR
10
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
9 5 41 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 6 57 1
B. Butler 9 5 41 1 14 10
E. Elliott 21 RB
20
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 19 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 6 44 0
E. Elliott 1 1 19 0 19 20
L. Dunbar 25 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 14 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 5 56 0
L. Dunbar 2 2 14 0 9 1
K. Smith 41 FB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 14 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 19 0
K. Smith 1 1 14 0 14 1
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
S. Lee 50 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
9-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
21-14 0 0.0
S. Lee 9-1 0.0 0 0
B. Church 42 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
21-8 1 0.0
B. Church 8-0 0.0 0 0
M. Claiborne 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-2 1 0.0
M. Claiborne 6-1 0.0 1 0
A. Hitchens 59 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-8 0 0.0
A. Hitchens 5-1 0.0 0 0
B. Carr 39 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-3 1 0.0
B. Carr 3-1 0.0 0 0
A. Brown 30 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-2 0 0.0
A. Brown 3-0 0.0 0 0
T. Crawford 98 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-2 0 2.0
T. Crawford 3-1 1.0 0 0
C. Jones 6 P
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
C. Jones 1-0 0.0 0 0
C. Thornton 92 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-4 0 0.0
C. Thornton 1-1 0.0 0 0
J. Heath 38 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
J. Heath 1-1 0.0 0 0
M. Collins 96 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
M. Collins 1-0 0.0 0 0
B. Mayowa 93 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 1.0
B. Mayowa 1-0 0.0 0 0
R. Davis 75 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
R. Davis 0-1 0.0 0 0
J. Crawford 58 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-4 0 1.0
J. Crawford 0-1 0.0 0 0
J. Wilcox 27 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-2 0 0.0
J. Wilcox 0-1 0.0 0 0
T. McClain 97 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-7 0 0.0
T. McClain 0-3 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
D. Bailey 5 K
0
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
1/2 3/3
SEASON FG XP
8/10 11/11
D. Bailey 1/2 22 3/3 6
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
C. Jones 6 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
4 55.3 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
13 50.0 5
C. Jones 4 55.3 1 63
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
L. Whitehead 13 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 28.0 28 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
4 26.8 33 0
L. Whitehead 1 28.0 28 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
L. Whitehead 13 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 12.5 14 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
6 8.5 14 0
L. Whitehead 2 12.5 14 0
49ers
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
B. Gabbert 2 QB
13
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
69.6% 196 1 1 91.9
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
58% 728 4 4 73.1
B. Gabbert 16/23 196 1 1 13
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
C. Hyde 28 RB
13
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
15 74 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
73 299 5
C. Hyde 15 74 1 32 13
B. Gabbert 2 QB
13
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
12 27 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
29 102 1
B. Gabbert 12 27 0 7 13
S. Draughn 24 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 5 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
23 54 1
S. Draughn 2 5 0 4 0
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
J. Kerley 17 WR
14
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
9 6 88 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 18 202 1
J. Kerley 9 6 88 1 33 14
G. Celek 88 TE
7
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 5 79 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 10 131 0
G. Celek 5 5 79 0 29 7
Q. Patton 11 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 1 13 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 10 106 0
Q. Patton 3 1 13 0 13 1
C. Hyde 28 RB
13
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 5 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 7 30 0
C. Hyde 1 1 5 0 5 13
A. Burbridge 13 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 5 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 5 0
A. Burbridge 2 1 5 0 5 0
S. Draughn 24 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 3 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 4 23 0
S. Draughn 1 1 3 0 3 0
T. Smith 82 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 3 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 9 106 1
T. Smith 2 1 3 0 3 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
A. Bethea 41 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
11-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
26-2 1 0.0
A. Bethea 11-1 0.0 0 0
M. Wilhoite 57 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
10-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-3 0 0.0
M. Wilhoite 10-2 0.0 0 0
N. Bowman 53 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
24-11 1 1.0
N. Bowman 7-1 1.0 0 0
R. Robinson 33 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
R. Robinson 5-0 0.0 0 0
N. Bellore 50 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-3 1 0.0
N. Bellore 4-1 0.0 0 0
M. Purcell 64 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-8 0 0.0
M. Purcell 4-0 0.0 0 0
E. Reid 35 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-9 0 0.0
E. Reid 4-0 0.0 0 0
D. Buckner 99 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-15 0 0.0
D. Buckner 3-2 0.0 0 0
J. Tartt 29 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-3 0 0.0
J. Tartt 3-0 0.0 0 0
Q. Dial 92 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-7 0 0.0
Q. Dial 2-1 0.0 0 0
T. Brock 26 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-4 0 0.0
T. Brock 2-1 0.0 0 0
G. Hodges 51 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-14 0 1.0
G. Hodges 2-0 0.0 0 0
J. Staley 74 T
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Staley 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Johnson 36 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
D. Johnson 1-0 0.0 0 0
K. Reaser 27 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
K. Reaser 1-0 0.0 0 0
S. Skov 56 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
S. Skov 0-1 0.0 0 0
T. Carradine 95 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-4 0 0.0
T. Carradine 0-1 0.0 0 0
R. Blair 98 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.5
R. Blair 0-1 0.5 0 0
A. Brooks 55 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-3 0 2.0
A. Brooks 0-1 0.0 0 0
C. Davis 43 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.5
C. Davis 0-1 0.5 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
P. Dawson 4 K
0
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 2/2
SEASON FG XP
4/5 10/10
P. Dawson 1/1 36 2/2 5
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
B. Pinion 5 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
4 49.0 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
25 46.1 8
B. Pinion 4 49.0 1 65
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
C. Davis 43 CB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 23.0 23 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
4 24.5 26 0
C. Davis 1 23.0 23 0
M. Davis 22 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 12.0 12 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 9.0 12 0
M. Davis 1 12.0 12 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Kerley 17 WR
14
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 26.0 26 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
4 14.3 26 0
J. Kerley 1 26.0 26 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 DAL 31 4:40 9 40 FG Miss
6:41 DAL 25 2:43 4 12 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:55 DAL 25 3:18 6 18 Punt
6:52 DAL 34 3:54 8 66 TD
1:50 DAL 42 1:38 11 58 TD
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:18 DAL 25 3:32 6 25 Punt
6:57 DAL 22 5:49 10 78 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:29 DAL 10 2:37 5 14 Punt
10:38 DAL 34 6:27 11 62 FG
1:49 DAL 32 1:49 5 37 Game
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:20 SF 37 3:39 9 63 TD
3:58 SF 20 5:03 12 80 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:37 SF 6 3:45 6 11 Punt
2:58 SF 25 1:08 3 7 Punt
0:12 SF 29 0:12 1 -1 Half
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 SF 25 2:42 6 57 FG
8:46 SF 20 1:49 3 7 Punt
1:08 SF 22 2:39 6 23 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:52 SF 45 0:14 1 0 INT
4:11 SF 25 2:22 7 43 Downs