The Kansas City Chiefs Simply Outplay The Dallas Cowboys 19-9

Alex McCray
Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Frank Clark #55 smothers Cowboys QB Dak Prescott #4Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images

The Dallas Cowboys 7-2 traveled to Arrowhead Stadium to play the 6-4 Kansas City Chiefs. In a game that is billed, a battle of marque quarterbacks. Dak Prescott and Patrick Mahomes both lead high-powered offenses. Going into the game the big question is, which defense will step up and make the big plays to slow down the other teams' offense.

After the Kansas City Chiefs forced the Cowboys to a quick three and out, the Chiefs easily drove down the field on their first possession. With a big play on the reverse by WR Tyreek Hill for 33 yards and a Mahomes 11 yard scramble down to the Cowboy 4. The Chiefs scored the game's first points on a 4 yard TE Travis Kelce run up the middle. Chiefs PK Harrison Butker missed the extra point kick leaving the score 6-0 Chiefs.

On the Cowboys' second possession Dak Prescott fumbled the ball while being sacked by DE Frank Clark. Kansas City's Chris Jones recovered the ball giving them great field position. The Cowboys' defense stood strong and forced the Chiefs to a field goal. PK Harrison Butker made the 37-yard attempt giving the Chiefs an early 9-0 lead.

The Dallas Cowboys not to be deterred came right back on their next possession and drove into the Chiefs' RedZone. But a crucial false start on third and five against the Cowboys' stymied the drive. PK Greg Zuerlein converted a 33-yard field goal to make the score 9-3 Chiefs.

The Kansas City Chiefs offense continued to move the ball with ease against the Cowboy defense on their third possession of the first half. Mahomes not facing any kind of pass rush started hot going 8/12 and 89 yards in the air to lead the Chiefs to their second touchdown on a 1-yard option to RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire. After a 48 yard extra point made by PK Harrison Butker, the Chiefs extended their lead to 16-3.

After being completely outplayed by the Chiefs in the first half, it looked as if the Cowboys would be able to go into the half with some kind of momentum. Following a sack and forced fumble by rookie sensation LB Micah Parsons of QB Patrick Mahomes, the Cowboys took over with great field position late in the first half. But the Chiefs' defense came up with a big interception by DB Charvarius Ward in the end zone on a deep Prescott pass attempt to CeeDee Lamb. The Kansas City Chiefs went into halftime up 16-3.

The second half looked like the Chiefs were going to score on their first drive of the second half with the ball in the Cowboy territory. But on a pass intended for Travis Kelce, DB Jayron Kearse intercepted the ball and returned it to the Chiefs' 36-yard line. The Cowboys' were unable to put the ball in the endzone, but they were able to add 3 points to their score on a 30-yard field goal by PK Greg Zuerlein to make the score 16-6 Chiefs.

The Kansas City Chiefs were able to put a little more distance between themselves and the struggling Cowboy offense on a 53-yard field goal by PK Harrison Butker to extend the lead to 19-6 late in the third quarter.

The Cowboys' offense for the fourth time drove to inside the Chiefs 30 yard line but once again an untimely false start and a Chief sack of Dak Prescott forced another field goal. PK Greg Zuerlein made the 48-yard field goal to make the score 19-9.

Dallas took over the ball with 9:43 left in the fourth quarter following a missed 51-yard field goal attempt by PK Harrison Butker with great field position at their own 41. Yet again the Chiefs pass rush proved to be too much for the Cowboy offensive line recording their fifth sack, three and a half by DT Chris Jones to force another punt.

The Chiefs went to power football to basically eat the clock up after getting the ball back with 7:55 left in the game. They effectively did that by running 5 minutes and 20 seconds off the clock before punting the ball back to the Cowboys at the Dallas 3 yard line. Dallas was still unable to put one in the endzone with an interception by L'Jarius Sneed to end the game.

Dallas now 7-3 were simply outplayed by the now 7-4 Kansas City Chiefs. This will be another game that the Cowboys' will want to forget. Which they will have to because the Cowboys have a short week playing on Thanksgiving day against the Las Vegas Raiders 5-5 at AT&T Stadium Thursday, Nov 25, 2021, @ 3:30 PM.

Until then be safe and enjoy yourself.

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