Cowboys score late to avoid major upset, beat Texans 27-23

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Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) scores a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ezekiel Elliott scored the go-ahead touchdown with 41 seconds remaining, and the Dallas Cowboys avoided a major upset with a 27-23 victory over the hapless Houston Texans.

Houston appeared in position to end a seven-game losing streak with just its second victory after Dak Prescott’s interception inside the Dallas 10 with 5:37 to go and the Texans leading by three.

Cowboys stiffened and Dak delivered

The Cowboys stiffened, and Prescott delivered with his second chance starting near his own goal line.

Cowboys beat Texans

Dallas drove 98 yards for the winning points.