Prescott had the best playoff performance of his career to seal the win. He threw for four touchdowns and rushed for another while passing for 305 yards.
Meanwhile, Brady’s offense and the Buccaneers struggled to get going all night. They were held up until the final play of the third quarter, when Brady completed just 35 of 66 passes for 351 yards and two touchdowns and threw a costly interception in the end zone in the first half.
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Here were the best plays!
Big boy bag
Vita Via The Thunder brought in third down, and sacked Prescott to force a Cowboys three-and-out for their second straight drive to open the game.
Cowboys score first
After both teams went 3-and-out on each of their first and second possessions, Dallas finally got to move the ball on their third drive. Some plays Michael Gallup And Tony Pollardcombined with a rough passer penalty, set up Prescott’s 22-yard TD pass. Dalton Schultz.
The ensuing PAT went wide, though, preserving a 6-0 Dallas lead in the first.
White Rashad He made several jump cuts to help the Bucs finally catch first on their third drive.
Moments after the broadcast showed a graph indicating Brady hadn’t made an interception in the red zone since joining the Pirates in 2020, he threw an interception. Brady rose Jaron Kerse In the end zone where it looked like he was trying to throw the ball out of bounds.
On fourth down and goal from the 1-yard line, Prescott kept the ball to himself on the fake handover and ran a penalty kick into the end zone to score.
But, Brett Maher He missed the PAT again, keeping the Cowboys’ lead at 12-0 with just over six minutes remaining in the second quarter.
Duck puts everything in third place
Requiring six yards to gain a first, Prescott scrambled and planned for a 10-yard gain to keep the Cowboys moving late in the first half.
Duck to Dalton for Dallas’ third TD
The Cowboys were in control the entirety of the first half, finding Prescott Schultz again in the end zone with an 11-yard score.
The only thing they were not in control of was the kicking game. Maher Butt missed a third, holding the Cowboys up to 18-0 going into halftime.
Gallup J to the score
The Cowboys scored again, scoring four consecutive runs with touchdowns as they scored on their first possession of the second half. Prescott found Gallup in the back of the end zone for his third touchdown pass of the game. Gallup appeared to be about to go out of bounds on his reception, but a return review upheld his hold.
However, Maher missed his fourth PAT of the night, holding the game to a three-point lead at 24-0 with nearly 10 minutes remaining in the third quarter.
The Bucs score last
He found Brady in what may be the last NFL game for both players Julio Jones along the side of the end zone for a touchdown to finally get to the Pirates at the plate. Tampa was unable to convert on the two-point conversion, leaving them with a three-point lead at 24-6 at the end of the third quarter.
Dallas goes for him in fourth place…and scores
With Maher struggling to make PATs, the Cowboys elected to go at him on fourth down from the Buccaneers’ 18-yard line. And the decision paid off, Prescott found Sir Lamb Wide open to the outcome.
Oh, and Maher Butt made it this time to make it a 31-6 game.
Get a degree late
Brady found that she looked forward to keeping her respectful Cam Pratt For toe drop immediately prior to the two-minute warning. He is also in contact with Mike Evans for the two-point conversion that made it 31-14.
Get a kick to the side
It was too little, too late for Tampa, who recovered the onside kick immediately after the two-minute warning. It is only the fourth time this season that a team has recovered from a penalty kick. Evans downed a potential TD pass on the next play and the Bucs turned the ball over on downs before the Cowboys killed the clock.
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