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The Bills recovered from a shaky start to topple the Cowboys 26-15 in a Thanksgiving drubbing at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Dallas (6-6) opened the game with a nine-play, 75-yard drive capped by an 8-yard Dak Prescott-to-Jason Witten touchdown strike that ignited the home crowd. The Cowboys’ defense backed it up with two Bills punts, but Buffalo (9-3) dominated the remainder of the game en route to a convincing win.

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The Bills tied the score when former Cowboys receiver Cole Beasley scored on a 25-yard touchdown pass from Josh Allen. Dallas’ next six drives concluded with an interception, a fumble, two missed field-goal attempts and two turnovers on downs while the Bills scored 26 unanswered points.

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Quarterback Josh Allen shined in support of Buffalo’s strong defensive effort. He completed 19 of 24 passes for 231 yards and a touchdown, and he added 43 yards and a touchdown on the ground.

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The nine wins tie a franchise high for the Bills dating to 1999.

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Sporting News tracked live updates, highlights and score changes for the Bills vs. Cowboys matchup on Thanksgiving.

Cowboys vs. Bills score on Thanksgiving 2019

FINAL

Bills: 26
Cowboys: 15

  Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Bills 0 13 10 3 26
Cowboys 7 0 0 8 15

Cowboys vs. Bills updates, highlights

(All times Eastern)

7:41 p.m.: Bills sneak it on fourth down for the first and will kneel it out to close out the victory.

7:33 p.m.: Dallas’ onside kick provides little drama as Buffalo recovers. 

7:31 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, COWBOYS. Ventell Bryant is on the receiving end of a 15-yard touchdown from Prescott with 4:01 remaining to cut the deficit. The two-point attempt to Witten is good. Bills 26, Cowboys 15.

7:22 p.m.: The Cowboys are forced to go for it on fourth down but Prescott can’t find anyone and the Bills strip the football and force the turnover on downs. 

7:09 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, COWBOYS . Hauschka drills a 26-yarder to cap a drive that lasted over seven minutes. Dallas trails by three scores with eight minutes and change remaining. Bills 26, Cowboys 7.

7:07 p.m.: The Cowboys had what looked like a third-down stop but are called for pass interference to set up a Buffalo first-and-goal. 

End of third quarter: Bills 23, Cowboys 7

6:56 p.m.: Cowboys go for it on fourth-and-goal from the Bills 6 and Prescott dumps a pass off to Elliott but the pass was massively off the mark and incomplete. 

6:53 p.m.: Michael Gallup makes a tremendous effort to reel in a touchdown catch, which was initially called a score but will be overturned as Gallup’s right foot was out of bounds. 

6:42 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, BILLS. Allen scrambles and navigates his way into the end zone for the touchdown run. Bills go up two scores. Bills 23, Cowboys 7. 

6:35 p.m.: Maher misses his second field-goal attempt of the day and the Cowboys still have yet to score since their opening drive. 

6:28 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, BILLS. Hauschka’s 41-yard attempt bangs on the right upright but makes it through for three points to extend the lead. Bills 16, Cowboys 7.

6:21 p.m.: The Bills get the second half started on offense. 

Halftime: Bills 13, Cowboys 7

Stats
First downs: Cowboys 18, Bills 10
Total yards: Cowboys 213, Bills 179
Passing yards: Cowboys 141, Bills 117
Rushing yards: Cowboys 72, Bills 62
Penalties: Cowboys 1-23, Bills 5-33
Turnovers: Bills 0, Cowboys 2
Possession: Cowboys 16:18, Bills 13:42

5:59 p.m.: Maher’s 35-yard attempt to end the half is no good as the clock reaches triple zeroes. 

5:52 p.m.: Prescott is intercepted again but the play is negated by a Bills penalty for illegal use of hands. Drive continues. 

5:50 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, BILLS. Buffalo pulls out the trickeration as John Brown’s first NFL passing attempt goes to Devin Singletary for the touchdown. The extra-point attempt was missed. Bills 13, Cowboys 7.

5:40 p.m.: Another Prescott turnover. Ed Oliver comes from behind to knock the ball away from Prescott and the Bills are on it and again in plus territory.

5:35 p.m.: Stephen Hauschka’s 50-yard attempt sails right and is no good. 

5:31 p.m.: Prescott tried setting up a pass but his attempt was intercepted by Star Lotulelei and the Bills are within striking distance. 

5:23 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, BILLS. Josh Allen nails Cole Beasley on the move for a 25-yard touchdown score to tie it up. Cowboys 7, Bills 7.

5:16 p.m.: Dallas will punt it away and the Bills are set to go back on offense. 

End of first quarter: Cowboys 7, Bills 0

5:04 p.m.: Buffalo crosses midfield but Dallas gets another stop, forcing another Bills punt. 

4:55 p.m.: Dallas’ run quickly stalls after the big run. The Cowboys pin the Bills at their own 3 following the punt.

4:54 p.m.: Another big run by Ezekiel Elliott, who is off to a hot start.

4:47 p.m.: Cowboys get off the field and force the Bills to punt. 

4:40 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, COWBOYS. Jason Witten has himself another Thanksgiving touchdown. Dak Prescott finds Witten on a delayed play-action pass for the 8-yard score. Cowboys 7, Bills 0.

4:34 p.m.: Cowboys are setting things up on offense to start the day. 

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