The Kansas City Chiefs’ defense was getting loads of criticism early this season. After a dominating efficiency in opposition to the NFC East-leading Dallas Cowboys, it might have lastly put the doubts to relaxation.

Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire, left, is congratulated by Andrew Wylie (77) and Trey Smith (65) after scoring during the first half against the Dallas Cowboys Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, in Kansas City, Mo.

Kansas City Chiefs working again Clyde Edwards-Helaire, left, is congratulated by Andrew Wylie (77) and Trey Smith (65) after scoring through the first half in opposition to the Dallas Cowboys Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, in Kansas City, Mo.
(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Chiefs defensive sort out Chris Jones piled up 3.5 sacks, and Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott was held to 216 yards passing and two interceptions as Kansas City pulled out the 19-9 win at Arrowhead Stadium Sunday.

The Chiefs, who have been 3-4 by means of seven video games, at the moment are winners of 4 straight video games and are 4-0 in opposition to the NFC East. Chiefs working again Clyde Edwards-Helaire ran for 63 yards and a landing in his return from injured reserve, and quarterback Patrick Mahomes was 23 of 37 passing for 260 yards with an interception and a fumble for Kansas City in the victory.

Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones runs with the ball after recovering a fumble during the first half against the Dallas Cowboys Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, in Kansas City, Mo.

Kansas City Chiefs defensive sort out Chris Jones runs with the ball after recovering a fumble through the first half in opposition to the Dallas Cowboys Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, in Kansas City, Mo.
(AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

The Cowboys have been with out left sort out Tyron Smith, who missed his third straight recreation with an ankle damage, in addition to broad receiver Amari Cooper, who examined optimistic for COVID-19. Wideout CeeDee Lamb left the sport proper earlier than the half with a concussion. The Cowboys’ scoring was restricted to a few Greg Zuerlein subject objectives. It was the primary recreation this season in which the Cowboys failed to attain at the least two touchdowns.

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, right, runs with the ball as Dallas Cowboys safety Donovan Wilson, left, defends during the first half Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, in Kansas City, Mo.

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, proper, runs with the ball as Dallas Cowboys security Donovan Wilson, left, defends through the first half Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, in Kansas City, Mo.
(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

The Cowboys will return dwelling to take on the Las Vegas Raiders on Thanksgiving Day. Kansas City enters its bye week earlier than dealing with the Denver Broncos Dec. 5.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.