Steelers fall to Dallas Cowboys on late Elliott TD

Posted on Nov 13 2016 - 8:21pm by Rachael McKriger

The Pittsburgh Steelers hosted the rookie duo tandem of Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott of the Dallas Cowboys at Heinz Field on Sunday. The Steelers were looking to avoid losing two in a row, while the Cowboys looked to win eight in a row.

It was the Cowboys who were victorious. However, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had better numbers than Prescott. Roethlisberger threw three touchdowns and 408 yards on 37/46 completed passes. Roethlisberger looked much better than he did against the Baltimore Ravens, as he threw no picks.

Roethlisberger’s touchdowns found Le’Veon Bell, Eli Rogers, and Antonio Brown. Bell rushed for a touchdown, while kicker Chris Boswell tacked on two field goals, from 25 and 46 yards. Boswell did miss one field goal in the game.

The Steelers faltered when it came to points after the touchdowns. Instead of opting for extra points from Boswell, the Steelers attempted two-point conversions. However, the Steelers were unsuccessful on four two-point conversion attempts.

As for the Cowboys, Prescott threw two touchdowns- to Elliott and Dez Bryant- while totaling 319 yards on 22/32 completed passes. Elliott also added two rushing touchdowns- including the game-winning touchdown with 33 seconds left in the fourth quarter- to his tally. Elliott rushed for 114 yards on 21 carries. Adding more to the offense, kicker Dan Bailey converted 3/3 three field goal attempts.

As for the Steelers defense, Anthony Chickillo and Stephon Tuitt found Prescott for a single sack each. Sean Davis, the rookie safety, led the defense with five tackles and one assisted tackle. Artie Burns, the rookie cornerback, followed him with four tackles and two assisted tackles.

The Steelers will travel to face the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, Nov. 20. The game will kickoff at 1 p.m.

Photo of Ben Roethlisberger (Pittsburgh Steelers) courtesy of Justin K. Aller/Getty Images.

Photo of Ben Roethlisberger (Pittsburgh Steelers) courtesy of Justin K. Aller/Getty Images.

 

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