This story will be updated throughout the game.
Andy Dalton returned to Cincinnati for the first time since the Bengals released him last spring, this time as the starting quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys.
The 33-year-old Dalton signed with the Cowboys and expected to be backing up franchise QB Dak Prescott. But Prescott was lost to an ankle injury in October and Dalton started in his visit Sunday to Paul Brown Stadium.
The Cowboys have struggled this season and have just a 3-9 record and have had injuries to a number of key players, including Prescott and Dalton. But they're going up against a team with its own issues and a 2-9-1 record.
The team is coming off a short week after their game against Baltimore was pushed back due to COVID-19 cases for the Bengals.
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The Cowboys came up with a big play early when Tank Lawrence forced a fumble. The drive ended when Dalton was sacked and Dallas settled for a field goal.
Another big play from the defense as Aldon Smith scoops up a second Bengals fumbles and runs it 78-yards for a touchdown. Cowboys up 10-0.
Another Bengals fumble in the second quarter and another Cowboys score. Dalton passed to Amari Cooper for the touchdown, as Dallas lead 17-0.
With just seconds remaining in the half, Cincinnati finally got on the board with a touchdown. The Bengals completed a 16-play, 77-yard drive to narrow the Cowboys' lead to 17-7.
Just over three minutes into the second half, the Cowboys added points on the board with another field goal. Dallas leads 20-7.
Dallas scored their third field goal of the with just over five minutes left. Greg Zuerlein hit the 55-yard kick to put the Cowboys up 23-7.
Dalton hits Tony Pollard for the touchdown with less than two minutes remaining. Dallas up 30-7 over Cincinnati.
Final score: 30-7. The Cowboys are now 4-9 on the season.