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Cowboys-Buccaneers highlights: Rookies Elliott, Prescott again star

Ezekiel Elliott left Vernon Hargreaves and the Bucs behind with 159 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries.
Ezekiel Elliott left Vernon Hargreaves and the Bucs behind with 159 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries. rrodriguez@star-telegram.com

Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott: The NFL’s leading rusher added 159 yards on 23 carries and one touchdown. He had a 42-yard run and a 10-yard run on the Cowboys’ final scoring drive in the fourth quarter. His 2-yard touchdown run in the second quarter ended with him jumping in the Salvation Army red Kettle in the back of the end zone.

Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott: The rookie completed 32 of 36 passes for 279 yards for a passer rating of 99. He scored on a 2-yard run.

Star-Telegram sports columnist Mac Engel recaps the Dallas Cowboys' 26-20 win over Tampa Bay on Sunday (video by Mac Engel/Star-Telegram).

Cowboys secondary: The unit came up with three interceptions. Orlando Scandrick’s interception with 24 seconds sealed the win. Byron Jones and Jeff Heath also had interceptions. Heath’s interception set up a fourth-quarter field goal.

Cowboys defensive line: David Irving had two sacks, two tackles for loss and two tackles. Terrell McClain had a sack and two tackles. Maliek Collins had a sack, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.

Dallas Cowboys fans tailgate before the game versus Tampa Bay at AT&T Stadium on Sunday, December 18, 2016.

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