Cowboys get snug win vs Panthers, DaRon Bland nabs fourth pick-six

DaRon Bland tied an NFL file along with his fourth pick-6 of the season, Dak Prescott threw for 189 yards and two touchdowns, and the Dallas Cowboys trounced the Carolina Panthers33-10Sunday for his or her fourth win in 5 video games.

Bland made a diving interception of Bryce Younger close to the sideline early within the fourth quarter, bought up and raced 31 yards for a landing for a 30-10 lead.

Bland tied a file shared by Philadelphia’sEric Allen (1993), Kansas Metropolis’sJim Kearney (1972) and Houston’sKen Houston (1971).

Tony Pollard ran for 61 yards and a landing, and CeeDee Lamb discovered the top zone once more for Dallas (7-3) in entrance of a predominantly pro-Cowboys crowd.

Panthers headed for sixth-straight shedding season

Younger was 16 of 29 for 123 yards, and the No. 1 draft choose threw the third pick-6 of his rookie season and in addition fumbled.

The Panthers (1-9) are assured their sixth straight shedding season since David Tepper took over as proprietor in 2018.

The Cowboys sacked Younger seven occasions and restricted the Panthers to 187 yards and 13 first downs within the first recreation since head coach Frank Reich resumed management of play-calling duties.

The Cowboys have averaged 33.6 factors during the last 5 video games, and Prescott entered Sunday with three straight video games with not less than 300 yards passing and three TDs.

Dallas did not want his aerial exploits, as Pollard ran the ball properly and the protection did the remainder in opposition to a lackluster Carolina offense.

The ultimate two minutes of the primary half served was a microcosm of Carolina’s mistake-plagued season.

After Carolina minimize Dallas’ result in 10-3, Eddy Pineiro despatched the following kickoff out of bounds, giving the Cowboys the ball at their very own 40.

Carolina’s protection had two probabilities to get off the sphere, however the Panthers had been twice flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct penalties leading to 30 penalty yards and two Dallas first downs.

The primary got here when Amare Barno hit a sliding Prescott a number of yards wanting the primary down marker on a 3rd down run.

A couple of performs later, DeShawn Williams pushed Dallas’ KaVontae Turpin within the again after an obvious third down cease.

Prescott made the Panthers pay with a 5-yard TD cross within the nook of the top zone to Lamb, giving Dallas a 17-3 lead heading into the locker room.

The Panthers bought again into the sport within the third quarter after Younger transformed three straight fourth downs, two of these on completions to Adam Thielen.

The drive culminated in a 4-yard TD cross from Younger to Tommy Tremble, solely the third offensive landing for the Panthers within the final 4 video games.

Dallas answered with a eight-play, 75-yard drive capped by a 21-yard landing burst from Pollard – his first rating since Week 1 – to push the lead again to 14 early within the fourth quarter.

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