PITTSBURGH, Sporting Alert – Running back Ezekiel Elliott rushed through the middle for a 32-yard touchdown to lead the Dallas Cowboys to a 35-30 victory over Pittsburgh Steelers in the NFL on Sunday night.
Trailing 30-29 late in the fourth quarter, Dallas was just looking to pick up some valuable yards to set up a close field goal range for kicker Dan Bailey.
However, Elliott took the ball from fellow rookie Dak Prescott and ran through the Steelers’ defense untouched and into the end zone to complete the five plays and 75 yards drive that took 0:33 seconds.
Prior to Elliott scoring the winning touchdown, Pittsburgh grabbed the lead when Antonio Brown caught a pass from Ben Roethlisberger for a 15-yard score with 43 seconds left.
Sunday’s triumph saw the Cowboys winning eight straight games in a season for the first time since 1977, while Elliott (1,005 yards) became the first Dallas rookie with 1,000 rushing yards since Tony Dorsett in 1977.
The former Ohio State star ran 21 times on Sunday for 114 yards and two scores, while taking both his targets for 95 yards and a TD.
Prescott went 22 of 32 on completed passes for 319 yards and a pair of touchdowns, while Dez Bryant caught six passes for 116 yards and a score for Dallas (8-1) to stay undefeated on the road with a 5-0 away record.
Ben Roethlisberger was 37 of 46 for 408 yards and three touchdowns for the Steelers, who paid big time for a late facemask penalty.
Antonio Brown caught 14 passes for 154 yards and a TD, while Le’Veon Bell tallied 134 all-purpose yards and two scores for Pittsburgh.
The Steelers (4-5) have now dropped it last four games and its season looks to be slowly slipping away.
Other NFL Scores In Week 10
Tennessee 47, Green Bay 25
Washington 26, Minnesota 20
Tampa Bay 36, Chicago 10
Kansas City 20, Carolina 17
Philadelphia 24, Atlanta 15
Los Angeles 9, New York Jets 6
Denver 25, New Orleans 23
Houston 24, Jacksonville 21
Miami 31, San Diego 24
Dallas 35, Pittsburgh 30
Arizona 23, San Francisco 20