Dalton gets revenge as Dallas Cowboys roll to 30-7 win over Cincinnati Bengals
In his first game back in Cincinnati, Ohio, one called the red rocket made his former team pay. Now under center for the Dallas Cowboys, former Cincinnati Bengals starter Andy Dalton led his new team past his old one with a dominant 30-7 victory on Sunday afternoon.
Dalton, who was drafted 35th overall out of TCU by the Bengals in the 2011 NFL Draft, played his first nine seasons in Cincinnati before signing a 1-year deal with his hometown Cowboys in the offseason.
The memories did not seem to affect a precise and efficient Dalton, who finished the game 16-for-23 with 185 yards and 2 touchdowns through the air. Additionally, Dalton and the entire Dallas team did not commit a turnover while the Dallas defense forced the Bengals into losing three fumbles. Cowboys edge rusher Aldon Smith highlighted the defensive action with a 78-yard fumble return touchdown with 6:15 left in the first quarter, which gave Dallas an early 10-0 lead.
Dalton tossed his scoring passes to Amari Cooper and Tony Pollard in the second and fourth quarters, respectively. Cowboys linebacker Jaylon Smith helped set the tone on defense with 11 total tackles, 1 pass defended, and 1 fumble recovery.
Dallas (4-9) will try to keep its season alive at noon Sunday at home against the San Francisco 49ers. For more sports coverage, click here.