Touchdown . The Cowboys extended their lead with an 18-yard Dak Prescott touchdown pass to Jason Witten, who made a beautiful, one-handed catch in the end zone. The score capped an impressive 12-play, 86-yard drive for Dallas. The Cowboys’ two-point conversion attempt failed they went for two because kicker Dan Bailey was ruled out with a groin injury. Safety Jeff Heath served as the kicker on the ensuing kickoff. 20-3, Cowboys.
Field goal . The 49ers desperately needed some points to answer the Cowboys’ early-game burst, and they got three in the form of a 42-yard Robbie Gould field goal. It capped a nine-play, 53-yard drive. 14-3, Cowboys
Touchdown . Credit the Cowboys for dominating the 49ers on the ground early in the game, as they should. Ezekiel Elliott scored his second rushing touchdown of the first quarter with a 25-yard sprint off right guard. Dallas marched 74 yards in seven plays and extended its lead. 14-0, Cowboys
0.0 percent. The Browns are just the fourth franchise in the Super Bowl era to start 0-7 in back-to-back seasons. Their chances to win the division are nonexistent, but their chances to earn the top pick in next year’s draft are through the roof. The Browns are a 58.4 percent favorite to pick first, according to FPI.
Both clubs have won three in a row, with the Patriots looking more like the Patriots, the Chargers perhaps having saved their season.
Gillette Stadium, whether around Halloween or any other time, is a house of horrors for Chargers QB Philip Rivers. He is 1-6 against the Patriots (1-4 regular season, 0-2 in postseason), including 0-3 at Foxborough. He journeys there this time with a good complement in RB Melvin Gordon, and a defense that gets after passers.
So Tom Brady must be cognizant of DEs Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram. Bosa has five sacks and two forced fumbles in the past three games and 7? sacks in total. He and Ingram (8? sacks) can become the fifth pair of teammates to each get at least nine sacks in their team’s first eight games of a season since sacks became an official statistic in 1982.