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Rookie-led Cowboys are 4-1 after 28-14 win over Bengals

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) These rookie-led Dallas Cowboys keep winning without Tony Romo and Dez Bryant.

Ezekiel Elliott ran for 134 yards and two touchdowns, fellow rookie Dak Prescott threw for a score and ran for another TD, and the Cowboys beat the Cincinnati Bengals 28-14 on Sunday for their fourth consecutive victory.

''Zeke ran really, really well, but a big part of this game was the efficiency of our passing game,'' coach Jason Garrett said. ''Dak read things out well, threw it to the right guy, and was accurate. ... He's grown with the experience he gets. He's goes about it the right way. We're lucky to have him.''

Without Romo, who hasn't played yet after his fourth back injury in just less than four years, the Cowboys (4-1) have already matched their victory total from a year ago. Bryant has missed two games with a hairline fracture in his right knee.

The Bengals (2-3) have a losing record a year after being 8-0 midway through the season.

''Everybody needs to take a deep look at their self,'' said Bengals cornerback Adam Jones, who was still known as Pacman when he played for the Cowboys.

Romo could be ready to play when the Cowboys play their next home game Oct. 30 against Philadelphia. They are guaranteed to have a winning record then, going to Green Bay next week before their bye.

Prescott had his first turnover, a fumble when he was sacked late in the third quarter. But the fourth-round draft pick was 18-of-24 passing for 227 yards, and extended his NFL rookie record to 155 passes without an interception to start a career.

Elliott, on only 15 carries, became the first Cowboys rookie with three consecutive 100-yard rushing games. He also had three catches for 37 yards.

''It doesn't surprise me. He'll deal it up any way you want to have it,'' Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said. ''You saw that speed take care of itself out there.''

Elliott put the Cowboys ahead to stay with a 13-yard TD run on their opening drive. Then on their first offensive snap of the second half, Elliott busted through the middle and into the open on the way to a 60-yard score, punctuating the play with what might be called a JerryWorld jump, leaping up a few feet to celebrate with fans sitting in field-level suites in the end zone.

Prescott ran 5 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter. Then he was scrambling to his right before halftime when he threw on the run to Cole Beasley for a 14-yard score.

It was a homecoming of sorts for Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton, who went to TCU about 20 miles away from AT&T Stadium. The 2011 second-round draft pick was visiting the Cowboys for the first time in a regular-season game.

But the Bengals trailed 28-0 before Dalton threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to Brandon LaFell with about 10 minutes left. That duo hooked up again for a 5-yard score with 2:39 left. Dalton finished 29 of 41 for 269 yards.

''They got us in longer situations on third down and we weren't able to keep moving the ball,'' Dalton said. ''They took some things away, and we weren't able to overcome that.''

IMPRESSIVE FIRST-TIMERS

The Cowboys are the first team in NFL history to have a rookie quarterback with 1,000 yards passing and a rookie running back with at least 500 yards rushing in the first five games of a season.

TYRON'S RETURN

Dallas Pro Bowl left tackle Tyron Smith returned after missing two games with back issues. Smith had missed just one game in the first five seasons of his career before his back tightened up late in the week before the third game against Chicago.

CHASING DALTON

Dallas defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence made his season debut following a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy. While he didn't get a sack, he boosted a pass rush that sacked Dalton four times. Lawrence, who led Dallas with eight sacks last season, had a fistful of Dalton's jersey on one play but couldn't pull him down.

HOME GETTING SWEET AGAIN

The Cowboys have won their last two home games, following an eight-game losing streak in their showplace stadium. They lost 20-19 to the New York Giants at home in this season's opener.

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Key Players
E. Elliott 21 RB
134 YDs, 2 TDs
A. Dalton 14 QB
269 YDs, 2 TDs, 0 INTs
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 2:39
M.Nugent extra point is GOOD, Center-C.Harris, Holder-K.Huber.
plays
yds
pos
14
28
Touchdown 2:39
A.Dalton pass short left to B.LaFell for 5 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
12
plays
77
yds
5:03
pos
13
28
Point After TD 10:10
M.Nugent extra point is GOOD, Center-C.Harris, Holder-K.Huber.
plays
yds
pos
7
28
Touchdown 10:10
A.Dalton pass short middle to B.LaFell for 7 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
10
plays
59
yds
5:13
pos
6
28
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 11:38
D.Bailey extra point is GOOD, Center-L.Ladouceur, Holder-C.Jones.
plays
yds
pos
0
28
Touchdown 11:38
E.Elliott right guard for 60 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
1
plays
60
yds
0:09
pos
0
27
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 4:09
D.Bailey extra point is GOOD, Center-L.Ladouceur, Holder-C.Jones.
plays
yds
pos
0
21
Touchdown 4:09
D.Prescott pass short right to C.Beasley for 14 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
8
plays
80
yds
3:38
pos
0
20
Point After TD 14:43
D.Bailey extra point is GOOD, Center-L.Ladouceur, Holder-C.Jones.
plays
yds
pos
0
14
Touchdown 14:43
D.Prescott right tackle for 5 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
11
plays
89
yds
6:33
pos
0
13
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 11:09
D.Bailey extra point is GOOD, Center-L.Ladouceur, Holder-C.Jones.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 11:09
E.Elliott up the middle for 13 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
7
plays
64
yds
3:51
pos
0
6
Time of Pos 32:17 27:43
1st Downs 27 21
Rushing 7 8
Passing 16 12
Penalty 4 1
3rd Down Conv 5-12 4-8
4th Down Conv 1-1 0-0
Total Net Yards 345 402
Total Plays 64 54
Avg Gain 5.4 7.4
Net Yards Rushing 96 180
Rush Attempts 19 29
Avg Rush Yards 5.1 6.2
Net Yards Passing 249 222
Comp. - Att. 29-41 18-24
Yards Per Pass 6.1 9.3
Sacked - Yards Lost 4-20 1-5
Penalties - Yards 6-49 7-45
Touchdowns 2 4
Rushing TDs 0 3
Passing TDs 2 1
Other 0 0
Turnovers 0 1
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 0-1
Int. Thrown 0 0
Punts - Avg 5-39.2 2-43.5
Return Yards 69 55
Punts - Returns 1-0 2-10
Kickoffs - Returns 3-69 2-45
Int. - Returns 0-0 0-0
Kicking 2/3 4/4
Extra Points 2/2 4/4
Field Goals 0/1 0/0
Red Zone Eff. 2-2 -100% 3-4 -75%
Goal to Go Eff. 2-2 -100% 1-1 -100%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Bengals 2-30001414
Cowboys 4-17147028
249 PASS YDS 222
96 RUSH YDS 180
345 TOTAL YDS 402
Bengals
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
A. Dalton 14 QB
25
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
70.7% 269 2 0 104.6
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
67.4% 1503 5 2 96.2
A. Dalton 29/41 269 2 0 25
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
G. Bernard 25 RB
9
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 50 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
34 118 0
G. Bernard 9 50 0 14 9
A. Dalton 14 QB
25
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 34 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
23 76 0
A. Dalton 6 34 0 13 25
J. Hill 32 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 12 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
62 233 3
J. Hill 4 12 0 8 1
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
B. LaFell 11 WR
18
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
11 8 68 2
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 21 276 2
B. LaFell 11 8 68 2 14 18
A. Green 18 WR
5
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
8 4 50 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 36 518 2
A. Green 8 4 50 0 22 5
G. Bernard 25 RB
9
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 6 46 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 25 211 1
G. Bernard 6 6 46 0 11 9
C. Uzomah 87 TE
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 5 43 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 16 187 0
C. Uzomah 5 5 43 0 14 4
T. Boyd 83 WR
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 3 33 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 15 163 0
T. Boyd 5 3 33 0 20 3
T. Kroft 81 TE
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 3 29 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 6 64 0
T. Kroft 3 3 29 0 13 2
J. Hill 32 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 3 37 0
J. Hill 1 0 0 0 0 1
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
V. Burfict 55 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
9-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-2 0 0.0
V. Burfict 9-1 0.0 0 0
M. Johnson 90 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-5 0 0.5
M. Johnson 5-1 0.0 0 0
A. Jones 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
18-6 1 0.0
A. Jones 4-1 0.0 0 0
C. Dunlap 96 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
15-7 0 4.0
C. Dunlap 3-1 1.0 0 1
P. Sims 92 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-8 0 0.0
P. Sims 2-2 0.0 0 0
K. Dansby 56 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
18-11 0 0.0
K. Dansby 2-1 0.0 0 0
S. Williams 36 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-9 0 0.0
S. Williams 2-1 0.0 0 0
D. Dennard 21 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-3 0 0.0
D. Dennard 2-1 0.0 0 0
D. Kirkpatrick 27 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-1 1 0.0
D. Kirkpatrick 2-0 0.0 0 0
V. Rey 57 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-10 0 0.0
V. Rey 1-1 0.0 0 0
M. Flowers 53 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
M. Flowers 1-0 0.0 0 0
G. Iloka 43 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-5 0 0.0
G. Iloka 1-1 0.0 0 0
J. Shaw 26 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-8 1 0.0
J. Shaw 1-1 0.0 0 0
R. Maualuga 58 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-5 0 0.0
R. Maualuga 1-0 0.0 0 0
C. Core 16 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
C. Core 0-1 0.0 0 0
D. Peko 94 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-8 0 0.0
D. Peko 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
M. Nugent 2 K
0
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
0/1 2/2
SEASON FG XP
12/14 8/8
M. Nugent 0/1 0 2/2 2
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
K. Huber 10 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
5 39.2 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
26 44.7 10
K. Huber 5 39.2 2 44
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Erickson 12 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 23.0 24 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
3 20.3 24 0
A. Erickson 2 23.0 24 0
R. Burkhead 33 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 23.0 23 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
3 21.0 23 0
R. Burkhead 1 23.0 23 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Jones 24 CB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 0.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
5 5.0 12 0
A. Jones 1 0.0 0 0
Cowboys
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
D. Prescott 4 QB
19
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
75% 227 1 0 117.9
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
69% 1239 4 0 101.5
D. Prescott 18/24 227 1 0 19
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
E. Elliott 21 RB
28
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
15 134 2
SEASON ATT YDS TD
109 546 5
E. Elliott 15 134 2 60 28
A. Morris 46 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 33 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
30 128 2
A. Morris 6 33 0 17 3
L. Whitehead 13 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 9 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 20 0
L. Whitehead 1 9 0 9 0
D. Prescott 4 QB
19
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 4 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
19 61 3
D. Prescott 7 4 1 5 19
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
T. Williams 83 WR
7
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 5 70 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 16 236 1
T. Williams 5 5 70 0 21 7
C. Beasley 11 WR
11
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 4 53 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 27 332 1
C. Beasley 4 4 53 1 18 11
J. Witten 82 TE
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 3 43 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 24 232 0
J. Witten 5 3 43 0 31 4
E. Elliott 21 RB
28
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 3 37 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 9 81 0
E. Elliott 4 3 37 0 22 28
B. Butler 19 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 20 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 8 77 1
B. Butler 3 2 20 0 13 2
R. Smith 45 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 4 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 4 0
R. Smith 1 1 4 0 4 0
A. Morris 46 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 2 0
A. Morris 1 0 0 0 0 3
G. Swaim 87 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 3 50 0
G. Swaim 1 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
B. Church 42 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
28-9 1 0.0
B. Church 7-1 0.0 0 0
J. Wilcox 27 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-2 0 0.0
J. Wilcox 6-0 0.0 0 0
S. Lee 50 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-5 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
26-19 0 0.0
S. Lee 5-5 0.0 0 0
A. Brown 30 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-5 0 0.0
A. Brown 4-3 0.0 0 0
B. Jones 31 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
14-1 0 0.0
B. Jones 4-0 0.0 0 0
T. McClain 97 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 1.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-8 0 1.5
T. McClain 4-1 1.5 0 0
M. Claiborne 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
19-2 1 0.0
M. Claiborne 3-0 0.0 0 0
J. Durant 56 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-8 0 0.0
J. Durant 3-3 0.0 0 0
B. Carr 39 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
15-3 1 0.0
B. Carr 2-0 0.0 0 0
T. Frederick 72 C
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
T. Frederick 1-0 0.0 0 0
J. Crawford 58 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-5 0 1.5
J. Crawford 1-1 0.5 0 0
C. Thornton 92 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-5 0 1.0
C. Thornton 1-1 1.0 0 0
A. Hitchens 59 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-11 0 0.0
A. Hitchens 1-3 0.0 0 0
B. Mayowa 93 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-3 0 2.0
B. Mayowa 1-2 1.0 0 0
R. Davis 75 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
R. Davis 1-0 0.0 0 0
M. Collins 96 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-3 0 0.0
M. Collins 0-1 0.0 0 0
A. Gachkar 52 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
A. Gachkar 0-1 0.0 0 0
T. Crawford 98 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-4 0 2.0
T. Crawford 0-2 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
D. Bailey 5 K
0
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
0/0 4/4
SEASON FG XP
8/10 15/15
D. Bailey 0/0 0 4/4 4
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
C. Jones 6 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
2 43.5 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
15 49.1 6
C. Jones 2 43.5 1 51
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
L. Whitehead 13 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 22.5 30 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
6 25.3 33 0
L. Whitehead 2 22.5 30 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
L. Whitehead 13 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 5.0 10 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
8 7.6 14 0
L. Whitehead 2 5.0 10 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:09 CIN 10 4:53 8 50 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:43 CIN 17 6:56 10 42 Punt
4:09 CIN 25 2:08 3 9 Punt
1:24 CIN 15 1:21 6 34 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 CIN 25 3:13 8 43 FG Miss
11:38 CIN 20 3:30 8 26 Punt
0:23 CIN 41 5:13 10 59 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
7:42 CIN 23 5:03 12 77 TD
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 DAL 36 3:51 7 64 TD
6:16 DAL 11 6:33 11 89 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
7:47 DAL 20 3:38 8 80 TD
2:01 DAL 22 0:37 5 27 Punt
0:03 DAL 13 0:03 1 -1 Half
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:47 DAL 40 0:09 1 60 TD
8:08 DAL 20 7:45 12 57 Fumble
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:10 DAL 20 2:28 3 6 Punt
2:39 CIN 46 2:39 6 10 Game