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Cowboys beat Bengals 20-17 on final-play, 50-yard field goal

Jerry Jones is optimistic Dak Prescott will be back on the field within the next four games, but Mike Florio and Chris Simms are worried the Cowboys may be rushing the QB back too early.

Cooper Rush isn’t Dak Prescott, but he did something Prescott has done a lot in his career. Rush led the Cowboys to a victory over the Bengals with a last-minute scoring drive.

The Cowboys went 33 yards in six plays to pull out a 20-17 win after losing a 17-3 lead. Brett Maher kicked a 50-yard field goal on the final play.

After a 14-yard punt return by KaVontae Turpin to the Dallas 35, Rush completed passes of 8, 12, 10 before a Tony Pollard 3-yard run and a spike with three seconds left to kill the clock. Maher then ended it.

It left Rush with a 2-0 record as a starter. He passed for 325 yards in a victory over the Vikings with Prescott out with a calf injury in 2021.

On Sunday, Prescott was sidelined after undergoing hand surgery Monday, and Rush completed 19 of 31 passes for 235 yards and a touchdown. Noah Brown caught five passes for 91 yards, including a 9-yard touchdown on the team’s first possession.

The Cowboys led 17-3 at halftime, but the Bengals got two field goal drives in the third quarter and a field goal and touchdown drive in the fourth. Joe Burrow’s 5-yard touchdown throw to Tee Higgins followed by a two-point conversion pass to Tyler Boyd tied the game with 3:45 left.

The teams traded punts before Dallas ended it on the final play.

Burrow was 24-of-36 for 199 yards and a touchdown with Higgins catching six passes for 71 yards. The Cowboys sacked Burrow six times, with Micah Parsons and Dorance Armstrong getting two each.

The Cowboys now are 1-1, while the Bengals fall to 0-2 with losses on the final play on 50-plus yard field goals. Chris Boswell made a 53-yarder on the final play of overtime last week to give Pittsburgh a 23-20 win.