Rookie Trevor Lawrence tossed two touchdown passes to lift the Jacksonville Jaguars to a 34-14 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday within the final preseason game for both teams in Arlington, Texas. Lawrence, the highest overall pick of the 2021 NFL Draft, completed 11 of 12 passes for 139 yards. He tossed an 18-yard touchdown pass to Pharoh Cooper within the half-moon and a 4-yard score to Laviska Shenault Jr. within the second.
Lawrence exited the competition early within the second quarter. Devine Ozigbo capped a 68-yard rushing performance with a 4-yard touchdown within the fourth quarter for the Jaguars (1-2), who played most of their starters. Jacksonville opens the season on Sept. 12 at the Houston Texans. Aaron Parker and Johnnie Dixon each reeled during a touchdown pass for the Cowboys (0-4), who begin the season on Sept. 9 at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Dolphins 29, Bengals 26
Reid Sinnett threw two touchdown passes within the final six minutes to rally Miami (2-1) past host Cincinnati. Sinnett, who passed for 343 yards, tossed a 44-yard scoring pass to Kirk Merritt with 5:57 left and a winning 34-yarder to Chris Myarick with 1:21 remaining. Joe Burrow threw one incomplete pass in three plays for the Bengals in his first outing since tearing the ACL and MCL in his left knee last November. Kyle Shurmur passed for 206 yards and one score for Cincinnati (1-2).
49ers 34, Raiders 10
Jimmy Garoppolo and Trey Lance each rushed for touchdowns as San Francisco routed Las Vegas at Santa Clara, Calif. Garoppolo, the starting quarterback, completed 4 of seven passes for 64 yards while No. 3 overall pick Lance was 6 of 13 for 46 yards. Jamal Hasty added two rushing scores for the 49ers (2-1). Nathan Peterman passed for 175 yards, one touchdown and one interception for the Raiders (2-1), who rested starter Derek Carr and were also without backup Marcus Mariota (quadriceps).
Patriots 22, Giants 20
Both starting quarterbacks had moments but also each threw interceptions as visiting New England defeated NY. Cam Newton (2-for-5, 10 yards) led the Patriots (3-0) to a field goal on their opening drive, but was picked on a deep ball to finish his second and final possession. Rookie Mac Jones was efficient (10-for-14, 156 yards, one touchdown pass) but also took four sacks and, after the sport , Patriots head coach Bill Belichick refused to disclose his Week 1 starting QB. Jones went 17-for-22 for 135 yards with a touchdown, but was picked off on third-and-goal at the 1 to foil a second-quarter drive for the Giants (0-3).
Browns 19, Falcons 10
Baker Mayfield led Cleveland on a six-play, 75-yard drive within the half-moon to line the tone during a 19-10 convert Atlanta. Mayfield completed 6 of 10 passes for 113 yards and a 22-yard touchdown to KhaDarel Hodge to stake the Browns (3-0) to an early 7-0 lead. Atlanta (0-3) trailed throughout but eventually closed the gap to 13-10 on a fourth-quarter Josh Rosen touchdown pass (7 yards to Juwan Green), but Cleveland backup Kyle Lauletta threw a touchdown pass of his own, a 10-yarder to Davion Davis, to finish the threat. Brown’s passers combined to finish 29 of 51 for 372 yards and two touchdowns and two interceptions.