Dak Prescott connected with CeeDee Lamb for a touchdown pass in overtime, and the second-year wide receiver waved goodbye to New England Patriots cornerback Jalen Mills as the Dallas Cowboys picked up a thrilling 35-29 victory Sunday.
The 35-yard touchdown in the extra period gave Dallas its fifth consecutive win, but it wasn’t a cakewalk. Dallas was on the road at Gillette Stadium, and New England went punch-for-punch with Dallas in the fourth quarter.
Mac Jones threw an interception to Cowboys second-year defensive back Trevon Diggs. It was the sixth consecutive game Diggs had recorded a pick, and this one gave Dallas a 26-21 lead with 2:27 left.
On the very next drive, Jones found Kendrick Bourne and delivered a bullet to the wide receiver. Bourne ran 75 yards for a touchdown, and the Patriots went up three points after the two-point conversion, 29-26.
Prescott led Dallas on a nine-play, 40-yard drive that ended with a Greg Zuerlein 49-yard field goal to tie the game with 20 seconds left in the fourth quarter.
Dallas would stop New England on the first possession of overtime, and Prescott threw the touchdown pass to Lamb to win the game.
Prescott finished 36-for-51 passing for 445 yards, three touchdown passes and an interception. Lamb had nine catches for 149 yards and two touchdowns. Blake Jarwin had the other touchdown catch.
Ezekiel Elliott led the Cowboys with 69 rushing yards.
Jones was 15-for-21 passing for 229 yards and two touchdowns. He had the one interception to Diggs. Damien Harris rushed for 101 yards on 18 carries. Rhamondre Stevenson also had a touchdown.
Bourne had the lone catch for the touchdown but was tops among Patriots receivers. Jakobi Meyers had five catches for 44 yards. Hunter Henry had the other touchdown catch.
Dallas moved to 5-1, and New England fell to 2-4.