Cincinnati Bengals

Bengals comeback attempt falls short at Dallas

ARLINGTON, TX — The Cincinnati Bengals fell behind for the second straight game and lost, this time to the Dallas Cowboys, 20-17, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Brett Maher made a 50-yard field goal as time expired.

The Bengals trailed 17-3 at halftime and scored 14 unanswered points to tie the game at 17-17 on Tee Higgins’ five-yard touchdown catch with 3:45 remaining.

Cincinnati had the ball with two minutes left but were forced to punt giving the Cowboys the ball with 57 seconds left. Dallas drove to the Bengals 32-yard-line for the winning field goal.

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Dallas took the game’s opening kickoff and drove 75 yards on 12 plays to take a 7-0 lead on a five-yard touchdown pass from Cooper Rush to Noah Brown.

The Bengals responded with a 43-yard field by Evan McPherson to cut the deficit to 7-3.

The Cowboys came back as Tony Pollard’s one-yard touchdown run extended the lead to 14-3, after one quarter.

Cincinnati’s offense was held to three punts in the second quarter and Maher’s 54-yard field goal put Dallas ahead, 17-3, at halftime.

The Bengals got a pair of McPherson field goals in the third quarter to make it one score game, 17-9.

Cincinnati had the ball with 12:38 left in the game and drove 83 yards in 19 plays taking nearly nine minutes off the clock has Burrow found Higgins in the end zone to cut it to 17-15.

Burrow hit Tyler Boyd in the end zone for a two-point conversion to tie the game at 17-17.

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The teams exchanged punts and the Cowboys took over with 57 seconds left. Rush completed passes to Brown and CeeDee Lamb to advance the ball to the Bengal 35-yard line.

They got to the 32-yard line and spiked the ball with four seconds to set up Maher’s winning kick.

Burrow was sacked six times and threw 199 yards and a touchdown. Tee Higgins caught six passes for 71 yards and a touchdown.

Cooper Rush led the Cowboys with 235 yards passing and a touchdown. Noah Brown had five catches for 91 yards and a touchdown.

Dallas improves to 1-1 while Cincinnati falls to 0-2.

The Bengals will be on the road for Week 3 playing the New York Jets in East Rutherford, NJ at Met Life Stadium. Kickoff is at 1:00 p.m. and the game will be televised here on Channel 7.