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Cowboys’ Prescott, Parsons battle to win 49-29 over Bears

ARLINGTON, Texas — -ARLINGTON, Texas — Dak Prescott continued to pound his legs to turn a quarterback slip into the 25-yard gain.

Perhaps, the rising star of the youth scene Dallas linebacker Micah Parsons was taking a lead from his coach.

Parsons was up and rumbled into the end zone following the return of a fumble for his debut NFL touchdown, after Chicago quarterback Justin Fields failed to touch his opponent and the Cowboys defeated their rivals the Bears 49-29 in the game on Sunday.

“I kind of popped up ready to celebrate with the team and I thought I was down,” the current NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year told. “And everyone’s like, ‘Go, go, go,’ and I went, went, went.”

Prescott was able to throw for two touchdowns and also ran for a third score. Tony Pollard had 131 yards running and a career best three touchdowns, with Ezekiel Elliott out with an injury to his right knee.

Fields brought to bring the Bears (3-5) in the span of five minutes minutes after they trailed 28-7. However, they had already taken the momentum back after the second-year professional jumped into the wrong type of Chicago legend.

David Montgomery fumbled in the open field following a capture in the 3rd quarter and Parsons dropped the ball that was loose. Instead of bringing Parsons to the ground, Fields jumped over him.

Parsons stood up, left when he heard the “go” signal, stumbled towards the goal line, then fell over in the end zone after the return of 36 yards.

Officials didn’t stop the game to conduct a review.

“You’re always gonna have ups and downs in the game,” Fields stated even though he acknowledged he could have just touch Parsons. “You’ve just got to keep fighting.”

The Cowboys (6-2) scored touchdowns on their opening four drives in the NFL for the first time since 2014. Two years prior to when Prescott and Elliott became dynamic rookies who led the team to be the highest seed within the NFC.

Prescott started the scoring with a 7-yard run in an inventive play by the offensive coordinator Kellen Moore. Prescott’s two touchdown passes which included one for CeeDee Lamb, occurred just before or after Pollard’s first touchdown.

“Obviously we’ve got to do a better job getting off the field,” said the first-year Bears director Matt Eberflus, who was on the Dallas defensive team for seven seasons prior to being appointed defense coordinator at Indianapolis. “We didn’t do a very good job really all day on run defense.”

Fields was a touchdown thrower and scored a score running for the ball. His 10-yard pass towards Cole Kmet got Chicago back within 13 minutes after his error on Parsons led to Dallas ahead by 42-23.

Pollard returned by scoring a 54-yard touchdown on his last carry to extend the lead to 20 points and prevent the Bears from gaining momentum even though they had their fourth 200-yard rush match of the year (240).

“The last one was tough,” said Pollard who set his career best in yards and the number of carries (14) and running an average of 9.4 yards per run. “I was exhausted. However, I managed to get in there.”

Khalil Herbert who suffered an apparent third-quarter fumble thrown overturned after a review to allow Chicago to keep its lead and finished at 99 yards with a TD. Fields added 60 yards and Montgomery 53.

Prescott scored 21 out of 27,, gaining 250 yards, including the interception during his first game back following a five-game absence because of a broken thumb.

The sneak of 25 yards that resulted in the 3rd Dallas TD that pushed Prescott by 34 yards and only the second rushing touchdown since 2021’s start for the franchise’s top scorer in touchdowns rushing for quarterbacks (26).

Dallas was 30th in NFL in conversions of third down prior to converting the first six yards on four TD drives to begin the game. The Cowboys were 9 of 11 on third downs and scored the most yards of any team in their amount (442).

When it came to defense, the team was able to keep the team afloat in Prescott’s absence Dallas scored the most points in the season with just 6:48 remaining in the second half.

“It’s a huge step … especially going into the bye week,” Prescott stated. “That confidence heading into the bye week that we can win any way that we need to.”


The Chicago QB had a record of 17-23 with no interceptions (one was thwarted by an off-side penalty for roughing-the-passer) to record a career-best score of 120. The two 100+ ratings in his career have occurred in the past four games.


Malik Davis appeared to have an 11-yard touchdown catch during the new running back’s NFL debut with the Cowboys. The catch was ruled out on the replay, but Prescott’s next TD touchdown pass was a one-yarder for tight end Jake Ferguson instead. Ferguson along with Dalton Schultz followed with quite the roping party.


Dallas the LB Anthony Barr injured his left Hamstring when he was chasing Fields on a first-half attack and rookie fifth-round selection Damone Clark was able to replace him. Clark made his NFL debut just seven months after having the spinal fusion surgery.


Bears Miami on Sunday at home.

Cowboys open week leading up to the trip into Green Bay on Nov. 13.



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