Taysom Hill selected four times as Cowboys roll 27-17 – .

Taysom Hill selected four times as Cowboys roll 27-17 – .

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Despite losing six coaches, including head coach Mike McCarthy, the Dallas Cowboys won a 27-17 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Thursday night.

Dak Prescott threw for 235 yards with one touchdown and one interception, Tony Pollard added a rushing touchdown and the Dallas defense intercepted Taysom Hill four times in his first start at New Orleans quarterback. this season.

With Dan Quinn as interim head coach with McCarthy and five other coaches sidelined due to COVID-19 protocols, the Cowboys defense has done a great job of containing whatever the Saints threw at them. . The only thing that had significant success for the New Orleans offense was Hill leading the ball.

Hill was intercepted on three straight drives for the Saints in the fourth quarter with defensive tackle Carlos Watkins returning the final pick for a deciding 29-yard touchdown with just under three minutes to go. Hill injured his throwing hand when colliding with a Dallas defenseman on a first-half pitch, but was able to play through.

Prescott joined Michael Gallup on a yardage touchdown with less than a minute left in the first quarter to give Dallas a 7-0 lead.

The Saints responded immediately with Hill finding Lil’Jordan Humphrey for 24 yards to tie the game at 7-7.

Greg Zuerlein converted his field goal attempts from 55 and 34 yards to give Dallas a 13-7 advantage at halftime.

After Brett Maher’s 42-yard field goal reduced the lead to 13-10 midway through the third quarter, the Cowboys took control. Pollard broke free for a 58-yard touchdown as he passed Saints safety Marcus Williams on the left sideline. While the Cowboys offense couldn’t add to the total, the defense began to take the ball away from Hill.

Hill had previously been intercepted by Jayron Kearse in the second quarter before being selected in three consecutive practices in the fourth quarter. Damontae Kazee, Trevon Diggs and Watkins all grabbed passes from Hill to thwart any chance of a rally in New Orleans. Diggs’ interception was his ninth of the season for Dallas.

Deonte Harris sliced ​​the Cowboys defense for a 70-yard touchdown on a Hill pass to reduce the deficit with 2:32 left, but the Saints wouldn’t have had a chance to come close.

Hill finished the game 19 of 41 for 264 yards with two touchdowns and four interceptions. He also ran for 101 yards on 11 carries for the Saints.


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