Kansas City 17, Dallas 16

Date - 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, September 15, 2013
Location - Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
Temperature - 72°
Head Official - Jerome Boger
Attendance - 76952

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Dallas 10 0 3 3 16
Kansas City 7 0 7 3 17

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Dallas 1-1 1-0 0-1 L1
Kansas City 2-0 1-0 1-0 W2

Recap


Chiefs 17, Cowboys 16:
Alex Smith threw for a pair of touchdowns as host Kansas City matched its 2012 win total with a narrow win over Dallas.

Smith completed 21-of-36 passes for 223 yards and did not throw an interception for the second straight game for the Chiefs (2-0), who made head coach Andy Reid's home debut with the team a successful one. Jamaal Charles and Dwayne Bowe had touchdown catches from Smith, who was the game's leading rusher with 57 yards.

Tony Romo threw for 298 yards and a touchdown to Dez Bryant, who had nine catches for 141 yards for Dallas (1-1). The Cowboys played turnover-free football until losing two fumbles in the final 15:38 of the contest.

After Smith found Charles on a rollout for a 2-yard touchdown on the game's first possession. Dallas then scored 13 straight points, including a 2-yard connection from Romo to Bryant late in the first quarter, before Smith found Bowe from 12 yards out with 2:53 left in the third to put Kansas City ahead 14-13.

Ryan Succop followed one of the Cowboys' fumbles with a 40-yard field goal to make it 17-13 early in the fourth. Romo was sacked and fumbled on the following possession but later led Dallas into Chiefs territory before the Cowboys had to settle for a 53-yard field goal by Dan Bailey with 3:50 left. A pass interference call on Dallas cornerback Morris Claiborne on third down with 2:32 remaining helped Kansas City burn up most of the clock and pin the Cowboys deep with just seconds left.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray was limited to 25 yards on 12 carries. Dallas had just 37 yards on the ground. ... Smith improved to 21-5-1 as a starter. ... Kansas City picked up its second win in 2012 on Dec. 2.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Dallas   Kansas City
DeMarco Murray Player Alex Smith
12 Attempts 8
25 Yards 57
2.1 Avg Yards 7.1
0 Touchdowns 0
6 Long 17
Receiving
Dallas   Kansas City
Dez Bryant Player Dwayne Bowe
9 Receptions 4
141 Yards 56
15.7 Avg Yards 14.0
1 Touchdowns 1
53 Long 27

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Dallas 318 37 281 1 3 0 4.0 0
Kansas City 313 114 199 2 1 0 3.0 2

Upcoming Games

  • Kansas City will play their next game on the road against Philadelphia. The Chiefs have a W/L % of 1.000 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • Dallas will play their next game at home against St. Louis. The Cowboys have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .500 after a loss.