It was a wild game at Arrowhead Stadium, when the Dallas Cowboys traveled to take on the Kansas City Chiefs and old foe Andy Reid. Reid has more wins against any other active coach in the NFL over the Cowboys thanks to his time in the NFC East with the Philadelphia Eagles, so he was very familiar with the roster.
When the game was all said and done, the Chiefs won a close one, 17-16.
To start the game, Dez Bryant was owning Chiefs cornerback Brandon Flowers, but Dallas was never able to put Kansas City away.
In the third quarter, the Chiefs benefited from a Dwayne Bowe touchdown to go ahead, 14-13, and set up an entertaining fourth quarter.
Tony Romo gave up one of his typical late game mistakes thanks to a strip/sack that the Chiefs were able to recover, before converting a Ryan Succop 40 Yard Field Goal to extend their lead to four points.
However, the Cowboys had another shot to drive 80-yards down the field at the end of the fourth quarter.
It looked like Tony Romo threw the game away with an interception over the middle to Chiefs safety Eric Berry, but a holding call canceled out the turnover and gave Dallas some extra life and four new downs. Dallas settled for a 53-yard field goal to pull within one and took the chance on relying on their defense for one last stand.
Dallas was closing in on a late stop, but a pass interference call from second-year cornerback Morris Claiborne extended the Chiefs final drive as the Cowboys were out of timeouts.
Kansas City punted the ball with just under 30 seconds remaining and pinned the Cowboys inside the five yard line with 15 seconds left to go. There simply wasn’t enough time for the Cowboys to make anything happen and time expired.