The dallas cowboys defeated this Thursday 13-27 the Tennessee Titans in the all-star game on Thursday night, kicking off the week 17penultimate of the 2022-23 NFL season.
With victory the cowboys stay alive in the fight for the top of the NFC East divisionwhich is currently dominated by the Philadelphia Eagleswho with a 13-2 mark, can stay one step away from consolidating the division with a victory over the New Orleans Saints the next Sunday.
For their part, the Titans remain in second place AFC Southdespite their sixth consecutive defeat, which they fight against the Jacksonville Jaguarswho on Sunday will face the Houston TexansWorst team in the entire NFL.
dak prescottquarterback of the cowboyshad 282 yards and two touchdown passes, but suffered two interceptions and a fumble.
For the Titansa decisive factor were the absent due to injurysince they did not have their starting quarterback ryan tannehill, who underwent surgery on his right ankle; nor with the stellar corridor derrick henrydue to a hip injury.
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Among the absences in the defense stood out the cornerback Christian Fultonthe lander Dylan Coleand defensive ends denico autry Y Jeffrey Simmons.
Joshua Dobbsquarterback of Tennessee signed on December 21, he was at the controls for Nashville and had a solid night of 232 yards, one touchdown and one interception.
Already in the party Lonely Star took advantage of the absences from the first quarter and went up 0-7 with a haul of ezekiel elliotttwelfth of the campaign, an advantage that they later extended to 10-0 in the second room.
On the defensive, the Cowboys caused a loose ball that was recovered by michael parsonsbut which was immediately remedied by the titans who recovered a fumble from Dak.
The closing of the second quarter was a nightmare for Dallasgiven that Prescott he suffered two pass interceptions that resulted in two field goals that brought the deficit closer to 6-10 before halftime.
Already in the second half the quarterback of the team america recovered and found his tight end in the promised area Dalton Schultz which led his team away 6-17. For its part, the offensive of the titans woke up with a touchdown pass to Robert Woods and returned the game to a difference possession.
Dallas answered in the last period with the second touchdown pass to Dalton Schultz that lengthened the lead to 13-24, that with another field goal, sentenced the Tennessee’s sixth straight loss 13-27.
The NFL Week 17 is played as follows:
Thursday December 19
Dallas Cowboys 13-27 Tennessee Titans
Sunday January 1
New Orleans Saints – Philadelphia Eagles, 12:00 p.m.
Chicago Bears – Detroit Lions, 12:00 p.m.
Carolina Panthers – Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 12:00 p.m.
Denver Broncos – Kansas City Chiefs, 12:00 p.m.
Indianapolis Colts – New York Giants, 12:00 p.m.
Jacksonville Jaguars – Houston Texans, 12:00 p.m.
Arizona Cardinals – Atlanta Falcons, 12:00 p.m.
Cleveland Browns – Washington Commanders, 12:00 noon
Miami Dolphins – New England Patriots, 12:00 p.m.
New York Jets – Seattle Seahawks, 3:05 p.m.
San Francisco 49ers – Las Vegas Raiders, 3:05 p.m.
Los Angeles Chargers – Los Angeles Rams, 3:25 p.m.
Minnesota Vikings – Green Bay Packers, 3:25 p.m.
Pittsburgh Steelers – Baltimore Ravens, 7:20 p.m.