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Cowboys 30, Packers 16

Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott looks to avoid Packers cornerback LaDarius Gunter in the third quarter. The rookie rushes for 157 yards on 28 carries.

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Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott looks to avoid Packers cornerback LaDarius Gunter in the third quarter. The rookie rushes for 157 yards on 28 carries.

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Rookie Dak Prescott is stating an impressive case to remain the starting quarterback of the Cowboys.

He's off to quite the start in his NFL career after taking over following veteran Tony Romo's preseason back injury.

Prescott threw for 247 yards and three touchdowns, and Dallas forced four turnovers in a 30-16 win Sunday over the Packers.

Prescott shook off two fumbles and an interception to lead Dallas to its fifth straight win.

"You just couldn't ask for more inspiration from a player because everybody on this team knows what a difficult position that is to play," Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said.

Prescott led a seven-play, 75-yard drive ending with a 4-yard touchdown to Cole Beasley for an 18-point lead with 10:26 left.

Romo seems to be getting closer to returning. After a bye, Dallas next plays on Oct. 30 against Philadelphia.

Prescott threw the first interception of his career after he was picked off on third and 8 from the Dallas 6, throwing out of his end zone with 20 seconds left in third quarter. Safety Morgan Burnett had the diving interception. Prescott's NFL record streak for a quarterback at the start of his career without an interception ended at 176 attempts. He broke the mark of 162 by New England's Tom Brady.

"We get that out of the way now," Prescott said with a laugh. "Another one to start up."

Surgery for Big Ben after knee injury

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will have surgery today after tearing the meniscus in his left knee, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.

There was no timetable for his return, the paper said.

Roethlisberger, 34, a 13-year veteran, limped off the field against the Dolphins and missed a series late in the first half. He was hurt on a play that resulted in an interception by safety Reshad Jones. Roethlisberger returned and played the entire second half.

Landry Jones entered late in the first half and was the starter while Roethlisberger was out.

Kaepernick reactions: Colin Kaepernick said he didn't feel extra nerves, hear the boos or concern himself with disparaging T-shirts sold outside the stadium while making his return as the 49ers' starting quarterback. "I really wasn't listening to what was going on in the stands," Kaepernick said. He said he didn't hear fans chanting "USA! USA!" as he knelt for the national anthem. And he said he was unfazed upon learning of two T-shirts featuring his image being sold outside New Era Field. Some Bills fans outside supported Kaepernick's protests.

Ravens: Outside linebacker Terrell Suggs injured his left arm and reports indicated that the 34-year-old tore his biceps.

Cowboys 30, Packers 16 10/16/16 [Last modified: Sunday, October 16, 2016 11:20pm]
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