(New Orleans, LA) — The Dallas Cowboys are no longer undefeated. Will Lutz kicked four field goals as the Saints edged the Cowboys 12-10 in New Orleans. Dak Prescott completed 22-of-33 passes for 223 yards, no touchdowns and a game-ending interception on a Hail Mary. Ezekiel Elliott was limited to 35 yards on 18 totes, but did score the game’s only touchdown on a one-yard plunge in the third quarter that give Dallas a 10-9 advantage. The Cowboys fell to 3-and-1.
Cowboys Left Tackle Suffers Ankle Injury
(New Orleans, LA) — Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said left tackle Tyron Smith suffered a high ankle sprain on the final drive. He was carted to the locker room. He will have a MRI today to confirm the severity of the injury. Reserve safety Kavon Frazier left in the first half with a pectoral injury. The Cowboys will host the Packers this coming Sunday.
Panthers Kick Texans
(Houston, TX) — Joe Slye kicked three field goals, including a 55-yarder in the fourth quarter to break a tie, as the Panthers upended the Texans 16-10 in Houston. Deshaun Watson passed for only 160 yards on 33 attempts and was sacked six times. He rushed for a one-yard TD in the third quarter to tie the score at 10. DeAndre Hopkins caught five passes for 41 yards in the loss. J.J. Watt, Benardrick McKinney and Carlos Watkins recovered three Carolina fumbles. Houston fell to 2-and-2 and will host the Falcons next Sunday.
Los Angeles Chargers 30, Miami Dolphins 10
Tennessee Titans 24, Atlanta Falcons 10
New York Giants 24, Washington Redskins 3
New England Patriots 16, Buffalo Bills 10
Kansas City Chiefs 34, Detroit Lions 30
Cleveland Browns 40, Baltimore Ravens 25
Oakland Raiders 31, Indianapolis Colts 24
Carolina Panthers 16, Houston Texans 10
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 55, Los Angeles Rams 40
Seattle Seahawks 27, Arizona Cardinals 10
Jacksonville Jaguars 26, Denver Broncos 24
Chicago Bears 16, Minnesota Vikings 6
New Orleans Saints 12, Dallas Cowboys 10
Steelers Host Bengals On MNF
(Pittsburgh, PA) — Tonight features a battle of winless AFC North teams as Pittsburgh hosts Cincinnati on Monday Night Football. Both the Steelers and Bengals are off to 0-and-3 starts. Cleveland beat Baltimore on Sunday and they sit tied atop of the division at 2-and-2. Pittsburgh owns an eight-game win streak over Cincinnati dating back to 2015.
Rangers Close Out Stadium With Victory
(Arlington, TX) — The Rangers beat the Yankees 6-1 in their final game at Globe Life Park, their home stadium for 26 years. Lance Lynn struck out 10 and allowed two hits while working into the eighth inning to earn his career-high 16th win. Ronald Guzman drove in a pair of runs, while Elvis Andrus contributed two hits, scored a run and stole two bases. The Rangers ended with a 78-and-84 record, their third straight losing season.
Ryan, Rogers And Bush At Stadium Finale
(Arlington, TX) — Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the final game at Globe Life Park in Arlington. His catcher was Kenny Rogers, who threw a perfect game in the park’s first season in 1994. President George W. Bush, a former owner of the club, was in the stands. It was the 2,081st regular season game at the stadium with Texas winning 1,145 of them. Home plate was moved after the game to Globe Life Field, the Rangers’ new home, which is across the street. The new stadium has a retractable roof and was over a billion dollars.
Astros, Cole Dominate Angels
(Anaheim, CA) — Gerrit Cole struck out 10 and won his 20th game as the Astros beat the Angels 8-3 in Anaheim to close out the regular season. Cole is 16-and-0 since his last loss in May, while his 326 strikeouts leads the majors. George Springer had four hits, including his 39th home run. Yuli Gurriel, his 31st, and Aledmys Diaz also homered for Houston, which will take a 107-and-55 record into the playoffs. Houston will be at home Friday against the winner of the Rays and Athletics’ AL wild card game.
MLB National League
Los Angeles Dodgers 9, San Francisco Giants 0
Cincinnati Reds 3, Pittsburgh Pirates 1
Miami Marlins 4, Philadelphia Phillies 3
Arizona Diamondbacks 1, San Diego Padres 0
Colorado Rockies 4, Milwaukee Brewers 3 (13 INN)
New York Mets 7, Atlanta Braves 6 (11 INN)
St. Louis Cardinals 9, Chicago Cubs 0
MLB American League
Texas Rangers 6, New York Yankees 1
Boston Red Sox 5, Baltimore Orioles 4
Toronto Blue Jays 8, Tampa Bay Rays 3
Houston Astros 8, Los Angeles Angels 5
Seattle Mariners 3, Oakland Athletics 1
Chicago White Sox 5, Detroit Tigers 3
Kansas City Royals 5, Minnesota Twins 4
Washington Nationals 8, Cleveland Indians 2
Chase Elliott Wins NASCAR At Charlotte
(Concord, NC) — Chase Elliott is punching his ticket to the next round of the NASCAR playoffs. Elliott conquered the “roval” to win the Bank Of America Roval 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Elliott held off teammate Alex Bowman to secure the victory. The Chevrolet number-nine led 35 laps to pick up 52 points. Kevin Harvick finished in third while Clint Bowyer and Brad Keselowski rounded out the top five.
Stars Win Shootout, Start NHL Season Thursday
(Dallas, TX) — The Stars closed out their preseason with a 4-3 shootout victory Saturday over the Avalanche in Dallas. Tyer Seguin, Jamie Benn and Joe Pavelski each had a goal and assist for Dallas. The Stars will open the NHL season Thursday against the Bruins at home.
Mavs To Open Training Camp Tuesday
(Dallas, TX) — The Mavericks will open training camp tomorrow at the Lympo Practice Facility. The training camp will conclude on October 6th with an open practice free to the public at American Airlines Center. Dallas will tip off its preseason schedule on October 8th against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Tulsa.
FC Dallas Fall On Road
(Commerce City, CO) — FC Dallas lost 3-0 at the Colorado Rapids. Dallas is 3-11-and-3 on the road and has 45 points, falling to seventh in the MLS West standings. Dallas will be home next Sunday against Sporting Kansas City to wrap up its regular season.
Alabama Takes Over Top Spot In Coaches’ Poll
(Undated) — Alabama is the new number-one team in the country. The Crimson Tide took over the top spot in this week’s Top-25 Coaches’ Poll. Clemson dropped to second after narrowly escaping with a 21-20 win at North Carolina over the weekend. Georgia, Oklahoma and Ohio State round out the top five.
>>College Football Roundup
(Undated) — In college football, SMU won 48-21 at South Florida as Shane Buechele threw for three touchdowns and Xavier Jones rushed for 155 yards on 15 carries and three touchdowns. The 5-and-0 Mustangs will host Tulsa on Saturday. Texas Tech lost to Oklahoma 55-16 in Norman, TCU crushed Kansas 51-14 in Fort Worth. The Frogs will play this Saturday at Iowa State. Baylor edged by Iowa State 23-21 in Waco and is 4-and-0. Baylor will play Saturday at Kansas State. North Texas lost 46-25 to Houston at home. The Mean Green will play this Saturday at Southern Miss. Number-21 Texas A&M held off Arksansas 31-27 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. The Aggies are off this week. West Texas A&M recorded a season-high 496 total yards of offense including 263 on the ground in their 45-21 victory over Western New Mexico in a Lone Star Conference showdown on Saturday evening at Buffalo Stadium. The Buffs improve to 3-1.