NASHVILLE – Dak Prescott threw two touchdown passes to Dalton Schultz as the Dallas Cowboys beat the Tennessee Titans 27-13 Thursday night.
The Cowboys (12-4) have reached a 12-game winning streak in back-to-back seasons for the first time since 1994 and 1995, when the team captured its last two Super Bowl titles.
The Cowboys, who have won for the sixth time in their last seven games, must still finish the season with a victory in Washington and must hope to see the Philadelphia Eagles (13-2) lose their last two games to finish first in the National Conference’s Eastern Division.
Ezekiel Elliott scored a one-yard rushing touchdown and it was his ninth straight game with at least one rushing lead. He became the fifth player since 2000 to face such a streak, after Shaun Alexander (2005), Priest Holmes (2002), Jonathan Taylor (2021) and Ladenian Tomlinson (2004-05).
The Giants (7-9) suffered their sixth straight defeat after quarterback Ryan Tannehill was placed on the disabled list. They have 22 players on the injured list and lead the NFL in using at least 83 different players this season.
The game didn’t matter in the Titans’ standings, as they face the Jacksonville Jaguars next week, with the AFC South title on the line.
Tennessee has rested seven starters, including running back Derrick Henry, who is second in the NFL in rushing yards.
Quarterback Joshua Dobbs, who signed with the Titans on December 21 while training with the Detroit Lions, earned his first career start.
Dobbs amassed more passing yards in the first half than Titans rookie quarterback Malik Willis in any of his three starts. Dobbs threw his first NFL touchdown pass, to Robert Woods, and had 232 receiving yards.
The Cowboys scored the last 10 points of the game. Prescott capped off the 75-yard offensive line by throwing his second touchdown pass of the game to Schultz, giving the team a 24–13 lead early in the fourth quarter. Brett Maher added his second field goal to confirm the score.
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