Monday, September 26
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott led scoring drives on all four Dallas possessions in the first half before throwing his first career touchdown pass, and the Cowboys beat the Chicago Bears 31-17 Sunday night. Rookie fourth overall pick Ezekiel Elliott had his first 100-yard game for Dallas, finishing with 140 yards on 30 carries and a 14-yard run when he hurdled safety Chris Prosinski.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — There's never been quite the sort of clean, composed rookie quarterbacking that Carson Wentz of the Philadelphia Eagles and Dak Prescott of the Dallas Cowboys are producing. Wentz, drafted 2nd overall out of North Dakota State, is the first rookie QB since 1970 to open a season 3-0 with zero interceptions. His 102 passes without a pick are an NFL record for a first-year player. Second on that list? Prescott, a fourth-round pick from Mississippi State, with 99 so far.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Jharel Cotton pitched seven crisp innings and the Oakland Athletics beat the Texas Rangers 7-1 on Sunday to avoid a series sweep. The Rangers, who clinched the AL West on Friday, fell into a tie with the Boston Red Sox for home-field advantage in the playoffs.
HOUSTON (AP) — Joe Musgrove pitched seven strong innings, Evan Gattis, Tony Kemp and Tyler White homered, and the Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-1 Sunday to s keep their playoff hopes alive. Houston began the day three games behind Baltimore for the second AL wild-card spot.