We’re on our way from AT&T Stadium, where the Cincinnati Bengals and Dallas Cowboys battle to avoid a fearsome 0-2 start. Dak Prescott was knocked out with a thumb injury, but Cooper Rush looked sharp in place. Dallas was the only team in the NFL to not score a touchdown in Week 1, but that offense scored two goals in the first half on Sunday.
The Cowboys hit fast in the first quarter, as Rush led an impressive 12-game, 75-yard run that culminated in touchdowns by Noah Brown. After a field goal for the Bengals, Rush led another touchdown campaign—which was kicked off by a stunning 47-yard Tony Pollard. The play initially ruled a touchdown, but the referees turned the score around and put the ball into the 1-yard line. Dallas decided to reward Pollard for his effort, hitting the game’s second score from the goal line.
Over the first two quarters, the Cowboys took a 17-3 lead. Jo Burrow had been under pressure all afternoon, which affected Sensei’s passing attack. Adjustments are required in the first half if the Bengals want to avoid going 0-2.
Can the cowboy get rid of the distress? Follow along on the live blog below, as we break down all the action as it happens.
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