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Dak Prescott, Cowboys break 34-year New England drought with epic comeback

Dak Prescott, CeeDee Lamb, Amari Cooper, Bill Belichick, Cowboys

Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys continue to ride their hot start to the season. This time, the Cowboys survived a late charge from Bill Belichick’s New England Patriots to edge them out 35 – 29 in overtime.

It might just be one regular season win, but this is a little more special to long-time Cowboys fans. This is the first time a Cowboys team has won on the road against the Patriots in 34 years! 34! (via Matt Ernst)

The last time a Dallas team beat the Pats was in 1987. The head coach of the Cowboys at that time? Tom Landry, who was the first coach of the franchise. Yeesh. (via Jon Machota)

The win certainly didn’t come easy for Prescott and the Cowboys, though. Mac Jones and the Pats were determined to prolong New England’s dominance. The Cowboys were also a bit sloppy today, earning 12 penalties that amounted to 115 yards gained for the opposing team. However, Prescott came up huge for them, notching 455 passing yards for the offense to lead the way (the most against any Belichick-led Patriots team).

The Cowboys defense also stepped up big-time, as they were able to get two sacks on Jones and two turnovers. The highlight for the secondary came from cornerback Trevon Diggs, who got a pick-six in the fourth to snatch the momentum away from the Pats. In the end, it was Prescott’s pass that sealed the win in OT, finding the hot CeeDee Lamb for the win.

However, unfortunately for the Cowboys, Prescott didn’t come out unscathed in the battle. The star quarterback had to be helped off of the field due to an apparent leg injury. Further tests will be needed to determine the severity of the injury. Luckily for Dallas, next week will be their bye week, which means Prescott will have plenty of time to recuperate.