Live blog: Cowboys roll to 28-14 win over Bengals

4th quarter

Cincinnati finally got on the board with just over 10 minutes left in the game, as Andy Dalton found Brandon Lafell in the endzone for six. The Bengals capitalized on Dak Prescott's first turnover of the season with 23 seconds to play in the third quarter -- a sack-fumble with Dallas on the cusp of the red zone.

The Bengals added a second touchdown with five minutes to go. Dallas all but iced the game when it recovered the ensuing onside kick.

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3rd quarter

Dallas' dominance continued at the start of the third quarter. Ezekiel Elliott recorded the team's longest play of the season, a 60-yard touchdown scamper, to put the Cowboys up 28-0. 

Cincinnati's first real scoring threat of the night was for naught as Mike Nugent missed a 50-yard field goal try on the Bengals' opening drive of the second half.

2nd quarter

The Cowboys scored touchdowns on their first three drives of the game. The third, an 80-yard march, was highlighted by a Jason Witten stiffarm and capped by a 14-yard Cole Beasley catch for six points.

Both of the Bengals' first two drives stalled at midfield, but the bad field position hasn't hurt Dallas.

After a touchdown pass from Dak Prescott to Brice Butler was nullified by a penalty in the final moments of the first quarter, Prescott punched it in from five yards out in the first minute of the second frame.


1st quarter

Dallas received the game's opening kickoff, and proceeded to march 64 yards in less than four minutes to take an early 7-0 lead. Ezekiel Elliott ran for 42 yards and capped the possession with a 13-yard rushing touchdown.

It was the first rushing touchdown the Bengals had allowed this season.

Cincinnati punted on its only drive of the first quarter.

Notable: Cowboys linebacker Kyle Wilber was being evaluated for a neck injury suffered on the first defensive possession for Dallas.


The Dallas Cowboys face their toughest test of the season as the Cincinnati Bengals pay them a visit. Cincinnati brings a top-10 overall defense to Arlington.

Follow along as WFAA Sports' Joe Trahan live-tweets the action at AT&T Stadium:

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