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Star Telegram sports columnist Mac Engel gives props to Cowboys defense after their 28-14 win against the Bengals (video by Mac Engel/Star-Telegram).
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Star Telegram sports columnist Mac Engel gives props to Cowboys defense after their 28-14 win against the Bengals (video by Mac Engel/Star-Telegram).

Cowboys offensive line: Ronald Leary, Travis Frederick, Zack Martin, Doug Free, Tyron Smith. Total domination with 180 yards rushing on 29 attempts, an average of 6.2 yards per rush. There were plenty of running lanes and the pass protection was solid. Dallas scored touchdowns on its first three possessions.

Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott and quarterback Dak Prescott: Elliott ran for 134 yards, a franchise rookie record third consecutive 100-yard game. He scored twice, including on a 60-yard run in the third quarter. Prescott completed 18 of 24 passes for 227 yards and one touchdown. He also ran for a score. He has thrown 155 passes without an interception.

Cowboys defensive tackle Terrell McClain and cornerback Morris Claiborne: The defense overall was terrific, but McClain contributed five tackles, three quarterback pressures, 1.5 sacks and one tackle for loss. The team had nine pressures and four sacks overall. Claiborne had a pair of athletic pass breakups and three tackles.

Cowboys receiver Terrance Williams: He led the team with five catches for 70 yards, including a long of 21. All five receptions were for first downs.

Bengals receiver Brandon LaFell: He led all receivers with eight catches for 68 yards and two touchdowns.

Star-Telegram writers Drew Davison and Clarence Hill Jr. break down the Cowboys 28-14 win over the Bengals.

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