Eagles Whip Cowboys Again

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With the Giants win earlier in the day eliminating them from the playoffs, the Philadelphia Eagles had nothing to play for against the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday.   Nothing but their pride.  That’s all it took to beat the listless Cowboys 20-7.

The Cowboys will play the New York Giants next week in a winner-take-all game for the division title.  With the loss to the Eagles eliminating them from wild-card contention, Dallas chose to put all their playoff eggs in one basket.

Dallas quarterback Tony Romo injured his hand on the first offensive series and did not return to the game.  Running back Felix Jones only played two series.

Backup quarterback Stephen McGee completed 24 of 38 passes for 182 yards.  McGee was under pressure on almost every attempt and was sacked 3 times.

Running back Sammy Morris, who was called out of retirement 2 weeks ago, led the Dallas rushing game.  Morris gained 29 yards on 13 carries, one yard more than McGee’s 28 yards scrambling.

Dez Bryant led the Cowboys receivers with 6 catches for 62 yards.  

Dallas barely escaped being shutout, with Miles Austin catching a touchdown pass with 7 seconds left in the game.  A blocked punt by Cowboys rookie Bruce Carter set up the score.

Philadelphia quarterback Michael Vick continued the tradition of quarterbacks having their best games against the Cowboys.  Vick completed 18 of 32 passes for 293 yards and a QB rating of 107.9.  Vick found 8 different receivers during the game.

The Cowboys defense again showed they could not stop the opponent’s passing game.  In the first half, Philadelphia mounted drives of 80, 94, and 87 yards.  The Eagles gained 20 first downs in the game, 13 by passing.  They outgained the Cowboys 386 yards to 238.


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