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  • Associated Press Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott looks for an opening as he carries the ball during the second half Sunday against Kansas City.

Monday, November 06, 2017 1:00 am

Dallas 28 Kansas City 17

Cowboys show grit after weird TD by Chiefs

SCHUYLER DIXON | Associated Press

ARLINGTON, Texas – Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys figured they were headed to halftime with a comfortable lead after his touchdown run before a what-just-happened score from Kansas City's Tyreek Hill.

Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones wasn't even watching.

“I was eating my hot dog,” Jones said. “Seriously, it was the kind of thing, we all know the momentum is the best thing you can do to be in the ballgame. This team had every right, every reason to get down. They did not. That's the thing I'm proud of today.”

Dallas overcame Hill's weaving 56-yard score with the clock expired going into halftime, with Ezekiel Elliott scoring the go-ahead touchdown in the Cowboys' 28-17 victory over the Chiefs on Sunday.

Elliott's 2-yard plunge in the third quarter came after the Chiefs turned a 14-3 deficit into a 17-14 advantage, sparked by Hill's stunning catch and run through seven Dallas defenders.

“You've got to put that play behind you and move forward,” Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said. “Sometimes easier said than done. We felt like we gave them one.”

Elliott had 93 yards, ending a streak of three straight 100-yard games.

Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt finished with 37 yards on a season-low with nine carries. Kansas City saw its club record-tying nine-game road winning streak end as the Chiefs (6-3) lost for a third time after a 5-0 start.

Prescott had two touchdown passes to Cole Beasley along with his fourth rushing TD this season in a third straight win for the Cowboys (5-3).

Terrance Williams had a career-high nine catches for 141 yards, including a 56-yarder from a scrambling Prescott to set up Prescott's 10-yard TD run with 13 seconds left in the first half.

Trailing 14-3, the Chiefs were at their 44 with 2 seconds left when the Cowboys used three linemen and a linebacker near the line of scrimmage and dropped everyone else back. Hill caught an easy toss from Alex Smith at the Cowboys 42 and started toward the goal line with three blockers in front.

Hill motored around Orlando Scandrick at the 25, cut behind two blocks from Demarcus Robinson inside the 10 and sidestepped overpursuing linebacker Anthony Hitchens to finish the stunning TD.