NFL Week 12: Dallas Cowboys win tenth straight, Detroit in last-gasp win over Minnesota


ROOKIE quarterback Dak Prescott got hot in the fourth quarter as the Dallas Cowboys won their 10th straight game, while the Detroit Lion kept alive their remarkable streak of comebacks.

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DALLAS COWBOYS 31 — WASHINGTON REDSKINS 26

The Dallas Cowboys celebrated Thanksgiving Day by making it a perfect 10 in the NFL.

The NFC East leaders rattled off their 10th successive win with a 31-26 success over the Washington Redskins which tightens their grip on receiving a home fixture in the post-season play-offs.

Rookie quarterback Dak Prescott had two touchdowns, with Ezekiel Elliott running in two more.

Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins was unlucky to be on the losing side as he threw 449 yards, passing the 400-yard mark for the second time this season, and had three touchdowns.

DETROIT LIONS 16 — MINNESOTA VIKINGS 13

 MATT Prater’s 40-yard field goal on the final play has given the Detroit Lions a 16-13 victory over the Minnesota Vikings and sole possession of first place in the NFC North on Thanksgiving Day at Ford Field.

Prater’s game-winning kick completed another late comeback for the Lions (7-4), who have trailed in the fourth quarter in all of their victories.

Darius Slay’s interception of a Sam Bradford pass set up the game-winner. Matthew Stafford completed 23 of 40 passes for 232 yards and a touchdown, and Anquan Boldin caught seven passes for 69 yards and a score for Detroit. The Lions led 10-7 at the half.

PITTSBURGH STEELERS 28 — INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 7

Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown hooked up for three touchdowns Thursday night and the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense shut down the Indianapolis Colts in a 28-7 victory.

The Steelers (6-5) helped their playoff chances with a second straight win and snapped a four-game losing streak on Thanksgiving.

Colts quarterback Andrew Luck sat out with a concussion, and his absence showed as Indy’s first winning streak of the season ended at two games. While his replacement, Scott Tolzien, hung tough most of the night, the performance wasn’t good enough to extend the Colts’ 10-game winning streak on Thursday nights.

The Steelers built a 21-7 lead by scoring touchdowns on each of their first three possessions — a 5-yard TD run from Le’Veon Bell, and touchdown catches by Brown of 25 and 33 yards.

Indy’s only score came on a 5-yard TD pass from Tolzien to Donte Moncrief early in the second quarter, a play set up by the first completion of Pat McAfee’s career on a fake punt.

The Colts had two chances to cut the deficit but Tolzien was stopped twice on third-down runs at the 1-yard line, and the Steelers forced incompletions on both fourth-down plays.

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