ARLINGTON, Texas (KXAN) — Ezekiel Elliott has his new contract and started the season opener with the Cowboys.
But it was his quarterback, Dak Prescott, that dominated the day for Dallas.
Prescott, going into the final year of his rookie contract, directed the Cowboys offense masterfully. Prescott threw for 405 yards and four touchdowns in the 35-17 win against the New York Giants.
Prescott spread the ball around to eight different receivers. Amari Cooper has six catches for 106 yards and a touchdown.
Elliott, the highest-paid running back in the NFL, agreed to a contract extension Wednesday and was ready to go Sunday. Elliott pitched in with a touchdown and 53 rushing yards and 13 carries.
Giants running back Saquon Barkely carried the Giants offense on his back sparking their first touchdown drive with a 59-yard run. Tight end Evan Engram scored on a short pass from Eli Manning for the 7-0 lead in the first quarter.
New Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore directed his first touchdown drive of the season late in the first quarter.
Prescott found tight end Blake Jarwin wide open for a 28-yard touchdown knotting the game at 7 at the end of the first quarter.
Coming back from his one-year hiatus, Jason Witten got in on the touchdown action. Witten caught a four-yard pass from Prescott to give the Cowboys a lead they wouldn’t relinquish. Witten caught three passes for 15 yards.
Dallas (1-0) travels to face Washington next Sunday for a 12 p.m. kick off.