The Dallas Cowboys earned their 12th victory of the season on Thursday night, taking down the Tennessee Titans 27-13 in Nashville.
The win, which now moves the Cowboys within striking distance of the NFC East title, should they get some help from the Philadelphia Eagles along the way.
It wasn’t the prettiest night for the Cowboys, who had three turnovers from Dak Prescott in the first half of play alone.
The first was a fumble on the center quarterback exchange, while the other two came in the form of interceptions, the first of which bounced off off tight end Peyton Hendershot’s hands, and into the arms of a defender.
Still, despite those mistakes, Dallas never lost its grip on the game, slowing down the short-handed Tennessee offense just enough to stay comfortable, to the tune of 317 yards of offense.
As for their own offense, Dallas largely struggled on the ground against the Titans highly ranked run defense, with Ezekiel Elliott finishing with just 37 yards on 19 carries, while Malik Davis led the team with 39 yards on 10 carries.
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Instead, the heros of the game for Dallas were CeeDee Lamb and Dalton Schultz. Lamb finished with his third consecutive game of 100-plus yards receiving, with Schultz hauling in two scores to go along with seven receptions for 56 yards.
T.Y. Hilton also added four carries for 50 yards in his second game with the team.
Following the win, the Cowboys will now turn their attention to the Eagles Sunday matchup against the New Orleans Saints, watching and hoping for an upset so they can stay alive in the race for the NFC East.