It looked for a moment like a questionable penalty on a defensive back would cost the Chiefs dearly in the fourth quarter but it turned out that another one wound up helping them run out the clock on the Cowboys.

With the Chiefs up 17-13 in the fourth Chiefs safety Eric Berry picked off a Tony Romo pass before being flagged for holding. If there was a foul it appeared to be illegal contact and even then it wasn’t an obvious call. The Cowboys went on to drive for a field goal but their chances of winning took a major blow when the Chiefs picked up a first down on a pass interference call against cornerback Morris Claiborne.

It looked like Chiefs wideout Donnie Avery may have slipped coming out of his break but the call was made and that was about it for the Cowboys. The Chiefs wound up eating a lot of clock before Dustin Colquitt dropped a punt inside the 10-yard line with just 16 seconds left to play. The Cowboys ran one play before Kansas City officially improved to 2-0 with a 17-16 win.