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Prescott, Cowboys beat Ravens 27-17 for 9th straight win

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) New backup, same result for rookie quarterback Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys.

Prescott threw three touchdown passes, two to Dez Bryant, in the first game with Tony Romo as his backup, and the Cowboys set a franchise regular-season record with their ninth straight win, beating the Baltimore Ravens 27-17 on Sunday.

The Cowboys (9-1) punted on their first four possessions - a first this season - against the NFL's No. 1 defense. But Prescott completed 14 of 15 in the second half and led consecutive drives of 92 and 88 yards after halftime to break a 10-10 tie. Both drives ended with TD passes to Bryant .

''Like I said before, the guy's amazing,'' said Bryant, who had six catches for 80 yards in his first two-score game since his All-Pro season of 2014.

''We're going to follow that guy. We're going to continue to keep following that guy. The way that he adjusts and the way he handles his business, it says a lot about him.''

Romo, who broke a bone in his back in a preseason game, was active for the first time since Thanksgiving last year, and was the Dallas backup for the first time in 10 years.

The 36-year-old never took off his baseball cap, although he was watching with interest as medical personnel surrounded Prescott after the 23-year-old went down hard on a late hit by C.J. Mosley after throwing his first touchdown pass , to Cole Beasley in the second quarter.

Prescott, who was off target on three straight throws during the rough start for the offense, bounced off the bench moments later and finished 27 of 36 for 301 yards for another 300-yard game a week after his first.

He joined Dan Marino and Russell Wilson as the only rookie quarterbacks since 1970 to have multiple touchdown passes in five consecutive games.

''Before the game starts I know we're going to figure things out,'' Prescott said. ''The game plan that we got going into there and the adjustments we've made all season long. There's no worry in us not figuring things out.''

The Ravens (5-5), who lost to Dallas for the first time in five games in franchise history, controlled the tempo most of the first half. Baltimore stayed close on Joe Flacco's 5-yard scoring pass in the fourth quarter to Steve Smith, who became the 14th player with 1,000 career catches.

But Dallas' third possession of the second half took more than six minutes before Dan Bailey's 21-yard field goal for a 10-point lead with 1:50 remaining as the Ravens fell back into a tie for first with Pittsburgh in the AFC North.

''They scored every time they had the ball,'' Flacco, who was 23 of 35 for 269 yards, said of the second half. ''In that kind of game, we've got to do the same thing.''

NFL rushing leader Ezekiel Elliott, who had 97 yards to give him 1,102 this season, broke the Dallas club rookie rushing record of 1,007 yards set by Tony Dorsett in 1977. That's the same year the Cowboys set the previous franchise mark with an 8-0 start.

Dallas won the Super Bowl that season, but ever-optimistic owner Jerry Jones is resisting such talk.

''I can hang my hat on this little thing called nine wins in a row,'' Jones said.

GET HIM THE BALL

Elliott didn't have a touch in the second quarter, but had 10 for 70 yards in the third. That included an 8-yard catch when he did what's becoming his customary hurdle over Tavon Young, one of the cornerbacks filling in with Jimmy Smith sidelined by a back injury.

1,000 FOR SMITH

Smith's 1,000th career catch came on the first play of the second half, a 22-yarder over the middle. His 999th was a toe-tapping gem on the sideline in the first half and held up after a review challenge from Dallas coach Jason Garrett. The 16th-year pro finished with 99 yards on eight catches, putting him at 1,005 for his career.

FIRST AND 30

The Cowboys faced first-and-30 after starting with the four punts when Prescott scrambled for 12 yards, threw a 12-yard pass to Bryant and then a 41-yard deep ball to Brice Butler, who hauled it in at the Baltimore 7. The scoring toss to Beasley came two plays later.

SECOND-HALF SHUTDOWN

Terrance West had an 18-yard run for Baltimore's first touchdown and 42 yards rushing at halftime, but one carry for zero yards in the second half. The Ravens had 86 yards rushing at the half and finished with 101.

UP NEXT

Ravens: A key NFC North matchup with Cincinnati in the first of consecutive home games. Surging Miami follows.

Cowboys: Annual Thanksgiving game against the most traditional of opponents: the Redskins. The Cowboys will have a chance for big cushion over Washington and Philadelphia in the NFC East, with Giants hanging closer in second place.

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Key Players
J. Flacco 5 QB
269 YDs, 1 TDs, 0 INTs
D. Prescott 4 QB
301 YDs, 3 TDs, 0 INTs
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 1:50
D.Bailey 21 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-L.Ladouceur, Holder-C.Jones.
13
plays
72
yds
6:26
pos
17
27
Point After TD 8:16
J.Tucker extra point is GOOD, Center-M.Cox, Holder-S.Koch.
plays
yds
pos
17
24
Touchdown 8:16
J.Flacco pass short middle to S.Smith for 5 yards, TOUCHDOWN. Pass complete on a "slant" pattern.
8
plays
75
yds
3:14
pos
16
24
Point After TD 11:30
D.Bailey extra point is GOOD, Center-L.Ladouceur, Holder-C.Jones.
plays
yds
pos
10
24
Touchdown 11:30
D.Prescott pass short middle to D.Bryant for 13 yards, TOUCHDOWN. Pass complete on a "slant" pattern.
13
plays
88
yds
7:54
pos
10
23
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 7:31
D.Bailey extra point is GOOD, Center-L.Ladouceur, Holder-C.Jones.
plays
yds
pos
10
17
Touchdown 7:31
D.Prescott pass short left to D.Bryant for 4 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
10
plays
92
yds
5:49
pos
10
16
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:04
D.Bailey 30 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-L.Ladouceur, Holder-C.Jones.
8
plays
63
yds
1:33
pos
10
10
Field Goal 1:37
J.Tucker 46 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-M.Cox, Holder-S.Koch.
9
plays
47
yds
4:18
pos
10
7
Point After TD 5:55
D.Bailey extra point is GOOD, Center-L.Ladouceur, Holder-C.Jones.
plays
yds
pos
7
7
Touchdown 5:55
D.Prescott pass short right to C.Beasley for 3 yards, TOUCHDOWN [C.Mosley]. PENALTY on BAL-C.Mosley, Roughing the Passer, 15 yards, enforced between downs.
6
plays
52
yds
3:36
pos
7
6
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 5:28
J.Tucker extra point is GOOD, Center-M.Cox, Holder-S.Koch.
plays
yds
pos
7
0
Touchdown 5:28
T.West left tackle for 18 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
6
plays
90
yds
3:09
pos
6
0
Time of Pos 24:21 35:39
1st Downs 17 27
Rushing 6 6
Passing 10 19
Penalty 1 2
3rd Down Conv 3-9 7-12
4th Down Conv 0-0 0-0
Total Net Yards 368 417
Total Plays 52 67
Avg Gain 7.1 6.2
Net Yards Rushing 101 118
Rush Attempts 16 30
Avg Rush Yards 6.3 3.9
Net Yards Passing 267 299
Comp. - Att. 23-35 27-36
Yards Per Pass 7.6 8.3
Sacked - Yards Lost 1-2 1-2
Penalties - Yards 12-136 5-45
Touchdowns 2 3
Rushing TDs 1 0
Passing TDs 1 3
Other 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 0-0
Int. Thrown 0 0
Punts - Avg 5-47.4 4-46.0
Return Yards 17 24
Punts - Returns 1-0 2-24
Kickoffs - Returns 1-17 0-0
Int. - Returns 0-0 0-0
Kicking 3/3 5/5
Extra Points 2/2 3/3
Field Goals 1/1 2/2
Red Zone Eff. 2-2 -100% 3-5 -60%
Goal to Go Eff. 1-1 -100% 2-2 -100%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Ravens 5-5730717
Cowboys 9-101071027
267 PASS YDS 299
101 RUSH YDS 118
368 TOTAL YDS 417
Ravens
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
J. Flacco 5 QB
16
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
65.7% 269 1 0 98.4
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
62.8% 2643 10 9 80.0
J. Flacco 23/35 269 1 0 16
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
T. West 28 RB
11
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
8 42 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
140 552 4
T. West 8 42 1 18 11
K. Dixon 30 RB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 40 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
27 101 0
K. Dixon 6 40 0 20 4
M. Wallace 17 WR
7
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 13 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 32 0
M. Wallace 1 13 0 13 7
J. Flacco 5 QB
16
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 6 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
17 39 2
J. Flacco 1 6 0 6 16
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
S. Smith 89 WR
15
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
9 8 99 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 44 516 3
S. Smith 9 8 99 1 22 15
M. Wallace 17 WR
7
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
10 5 62 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 48 735 4
M. Wallace 10 5 62 0 27 7
K. Aiken 11 WR
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 3 35 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 19 206 0
K. Aiken 5 3 35 0 18 3
K. Juszczyk 44 FB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 3 32 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 23 170 0
K. Juszczyk 3 3 32 0 13 3
D. Pitta 88 TE
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 3 30 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 49 405 0
D. Pitta 5 3 30 0 18 3
T. West 28 RB
11
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 11 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 13 88 0
T. West 2 1 11 0 11 11
K. Dixon 30 RB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 10 48 0
K. Dixon 1 0 0 0 0 4
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
Z. Orr 54 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
63-25 1 0.0
Z. Orr 8-3 0.0 0 0
L. Webb 21 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
30-3 0 1.0
L. Webb 7-1 0.0 0 0
S. Wright 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
28-2 0 0.0
S. Wright 6-1 0.0 0 0
C. Mosley 57 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
36-11 3 0.0
C. Mosley 5-2 0.0 0 0
E. Weddle 32 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
30-21 2 0.0
E. Weddle 4-2 0.0 0 0
A. McClellan 50 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
27-12 0 1.0
A. McClellan 3-1 1.0 0 0
J. Powers 26 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-1 1 1.0
J. Powers 2-0 0.0 0 0
T. Young 36 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
27-5 2 0.0
T. Young 2-1 0.0 0 0
B. Williams 98 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-6 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
18-13 0 1.0
B. Williams 2-6 0.0 0 0
T. Suggs 55 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
19-4 0 6.0
T. Suggs 2-1 0.0 0 0
M. Pierce 78 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-11 0 2.0
M. Pierce 2-3 0.0 0 0
P. Onwuasor 48 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
P. Onwuasor 1-1 0.0 0 0
T. Jernigan 99 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-14 1 5.0
T. Jernigan 0-1 0.0 0 0
Z. Smith 90 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-8 0 1.0
Z. Smith 0-2 0.0 0 0
L. Guy 93 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-9 0 1.0
L. Guy 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
J. Tucker 9 K
0
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 2/2
SEASON FG XP
23/23 14/14
J. Tucker 1/1 46 2/2 5
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
S. Koch 4 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
5 47.4 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
55 46.9 22
S. Koch 5 47.4 2 59
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Hester 14 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 17.0 17 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
13 26.6 60 0
D. Hester 1 17.0 17 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Hester 14 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 0.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
18 6.4 20 0
D. Hester 1 0.0 0 0
Cowboys
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
D. Prescott 4 QB
31
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
75% 301 3 0 127.2
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
67.7% 2640 17 2 108.6
D. Prescott 27/36 301 3 0 31
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
E. Elliott 21 RB
12
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
25 97 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
223 1102 9
E. Elliott 25 97 0 14 12
D. Prescott 4 QB
31
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 16 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
33 141 4
D. Prescott 2 16 0 12 31
A. Morris 46 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
59 208 2
A. Morris 2 3 0 2 0
L. Dunbar 25 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
6 11 1
L. Dunbar 1 2 0 2 1
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
D. Bryant 88 WR
20
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
9 6 80 2
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 28 478 5
D. Bryant 9 6 80 2 26 20
C. Beasley 11 WR
11
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 5 59 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 53 591 5
C. Beasley 6 5 59 1 17 11
B. Butler 19 WR
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 49 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 13 174 2
B. Butler 2 2 49 0 41 4
J. Witten 82 TE
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 5 37 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 49 520 2
J. Witten 7 5 37 0 11 3
E. Elliott 21 RB
12
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 4 30 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 22 280 1
E. Elliott 5 4 30 0 17 12
G. Escobar 89 TE
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 21 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 3 23 1
G. Escobar 3 2 21 0 14 2
L. Dunbar 25 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 14 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 7 70 0
L. Dunbar 2 2 14 0 8 1
T. Williams 83 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 11 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 26 371 1
T. Williams 2 1 11 0 11 1
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
B. Jones 31 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
40-6 0 0.0
B. Jones 6-2 0.0 0 0
J. Wilcox 27 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
29-10 0 0.0
J. Wilcox 5-2 0.0 0 0
S. Lee 50 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
57-34 0 0.0
S. Lee 3-2 0.0 0 0
B. Carr 39 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
32-5 1 0.0
B. Carr 2-0 0.0 0 0
O. Scandrick 32 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
21-2 0 2.0
O. Scandrick 2-1 0.0 0 0
A. Hitchens 59 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
22-20 0 0.5
A. Hitchens 2-1 0.0 0 0
M. Collins 96 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-4 0 2.0
M. Collins 2-0 0.0 0 0
K. Wilber 51 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
K. Wilber 1-0 0.0 0 0
J. Crawford 58 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-7 0 2.5
J. Crawford 1-0 1.0 0 0
C. Thornton 92 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-8 0 1.5
C. Thornton 1-0 0.0 0 1
T. Crawford 98 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
14-8 0 3.5
T. Crawford 1-1 0.0 0 0
J. Durant 56 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
20-11 0 1.0
J. Durant 1-2 0.0 0 0
A. Brown 30 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
27-11 0 0.0
A. Brown 1-4 0.0 0 0
D. Wilson 57 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-3 0 0.5
D. Wilson 1-0 0.0 0 0
V. Mayle 16 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
V. Mayle 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Irving 95 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 1.0
D. Irving 1-0 0.0 0 0
J. Heath 38 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-3 0 0.0
J. Heath 0-1 0.0 0 0
T. McClain 97 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-14 0 1.5
T. McClain 0-2 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
D. Bailey 5 K
0
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 3/3
SEASON FG XP
19/21 30/30
D. Bailey 2/2 30 3/3 9
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
C. Jones 6 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
4 46.0 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
31 46.6 12
C. Jones 4 46.0 2 61
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
L. Whitehead 13 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 12.0 21 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
17 9.8 39 0
L. Whitehead 2 12.0 21 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:05 BAL 26 2:30 5 25 Punt
8:37 BAL 10 3:09 6 90 TD
0:04 BAL 10 1:49 6 15 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:11 BAL 20 2:40 3 6 Punt
5:55 BAL 25 4:18 9 47 FG
0:04 0:04 0 0 Half
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 BAL 25 1:40 4 22 Punt
7:31 BAL 25 3:07 5 18 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:30 BAL 25 3:14 8 75 TD
1:50 BAL 25 1:50 7 34 Game
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 DAL 25 1:55 3 1 Punt
10:35 DAL 20 1:58 5 31 Punt
5:28 DAL 25 5:24 8 29 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:15 DAL 37 1:04 3 2 Punt
9:31 DAL 48 3:36 6 52 TD
1:37 DAL 25 1:33 8 63 FG
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:20 DAL 8 5:49 10 92 TD
4:24 DAL 12 7:54 13 88 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
8:16 DAL 25 6:26 13 72 FG