National Football League
Kansas City 19, Dallas 9
When: 4:25 PM ET, Sunday, November 21, 2021
Where: GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
Temperature: 58°
Head Official: John Hussey
Attendance: 73494

Chris Jones recorded 3.5 sacks and forced a fumble Sunday as the Kansas City Chiefs limited the NFL's top-rated offense to 276 yards and no touchdowns, smothering the Dallas Cowboys 19-9.

The Chiefs (7-4) continued a defensive resurgence, winning their fourth straight by pressuring Dak Prescott and allowing him to gain just 216 yards on 28-of-43 passing with two interceptions. Prescott's last attempt was picked by L'Jarius Sneed off a deflection by Jones with 1:00 left.

While the game was billed as a clash between two of the NFL's best offenses, Patrick Mahomes also did not throw for a TD. But the Chiefs rolled to a 13-point lead early in the second quarter before relying on their defense.

Mahomes passed for 260 yards, completing 23 of 37 with one interception. Clyde Edwards-Helaire, returning from a knee injury that sidelined him for five games, rushed for 63 yards and a touchdown. Tyreek Hill posted a game-high nine receptions for 77 yards.

The Chiefs' only second-half score came with 2:36 left in the third quarter on a 53-yard field goal by Harrison Butker.

The Cowboys (7-3) played without Amari Cooper, who was placed on the COVID-19 list after preparations for the Chiefs began. They also lost CeeDee Lamb late in the first half with a head injury. Dallas had four drops, while tight end Dalton Schultz led in receiving with six catches for 53 yards.

The Cowboys settled for three field goals from Greg Zuerlein.

Kansas City scored on each of its first three possessions, including touchdown runs by Travis Kelce off a direct snap and another by Edwards-Helaire.

Butker also booted a 37-yard field goal as the Chiefs grabbed a 16-3 halftime margin.

The Cowboys managed just a 33-yard field goal by Zuerlein as Prescott lost a fumble and threw an interception while passing for just 68 first-half yards. Dallas also went three-and-out three times in the half.

An opportunity for Dallas came late in the half after a strip-sack by Micah Parsons at the Kansas City 42. However, the Chiefs' Charvarius Ward snagged a pick in the end zone with 15 seconds left.

Mahomes passed for 130 first-half yards, but the Chiefs were assessed three unsportsmanlike conduct penalties.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Dallas   Kansas City
Tony Pollard Player Clyde Edwards-Helaire
7 Attempts 12
50 Yards 63
7.1 Avg Yards 5.2
0 Touchdowns 1
31 Long 14
Dallas   Kansas City
Dalton Schultz Player Tyreek Hill
6 Receptions 9
53 Yards 77
8.8 Avg Yards 8.6
0 Touchdowns 0
19 Long 23
Team Stats Summary
  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sck FF
Dallas 276 82 194 0 3 1 3.0 1
Kansas City 370 126 244 2 2 2 5.0 2
Upcoming Games
  • Kansas City will play their next game at home against Denver. The Chiefs have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .750 after a loss.
  • Dallas will play their next game at home against Las Vegas. The Cowboys have a W/L % of .714 after a win and .667 after a loss.