This seems like a magical year for the Dallas Cowboys. The team has struck gold with the 1-2 rookie punch of Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott, and that duo helped lead the Cowboys to a win with a thrilling drive to take down the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Dallas got the ball with 42 seconds remaining. The team trailed, 30-29, the ball was on their own 25, and Prescott needed to get the offense into field goal range. He managed to do this, connecting with Jason Witten twice and Cole Beasley once to put the Cowboys on the Steelers’ 32.
But why take three when you can get six? Prescott handed the ball to Elliott, who blasted through the Steelers’ defense untouched and marched into the end zone. It gave Dallas a 35-30 win and elevated the team to 8-1. Oh, and thanks to 209 yards of total offense and three touchdowns, this helped further Elliott’s case as the league’s Rookie of the Year favorite and a candidate for the league’s Most Valuable Player award.
Prescott, meanwhile, went 22-for-32 on the afternoon with a pair of touchdowns and 319 passing yards. All in all, this was not a bad game for a couple of rookies who look like they’re going to lead the Dallas offense for a long time.