The Dallas Cowboys defeated the Philadelphia Eagles by a score of 17-3 at Lincoln Financial Field. The Cowboys claimed the top spot in the NFC EAST, and handed the Eagles their ninth straight loss at home in the process. This game, in my opinion, was as exciting as watching ice melt in 33 degree weather.
Dallas quarterback, Tony Romo, threw for 317 yards for one touchdown and gave up two interceptions. The Eagles failed to capitalize on the turnovers, and both teams combined for a total of 18 punts in the game. Kicker Dan Bailey attempted and made a 38 yard field goal in the second quarter for the first score of the game. During the third quarter, Phillip Tanner rushed for a 1 yard touchdown, the first of the game. Late in the game, Romo threw a nine yard pass to wide receiver, Terrence Williams, for the score and sealing the win for the Cowboys.
Philadelphia quarterback, Nick Foles, who was the NFC EAST player of the week before this game, left a lot to be desired. Foles failed to connect with open receivers on several passes, and ended the day with 11 completion, 29 attempts for 80 yards. During the fourth quarter, Foles sustained a head injury and left the game. Matt Barkley, third string quarterback for the Eagles stepped into the game for the first time in his professional career, ending the game 11/29 for 129 yards. During his short appearance, he threw three interceptions.
Philadelphia head coach, Chip Kelly, seemed to call a few confusing plays, such as going for a 60 yard field goal on fourth down. Kicker, Alex Henery, attempted the field goal, which was way off its course to the left. He ended the game with the sole points on the scoreboard for the Eagles.
Both defenses played well. The Cowboys ended the game with three sacks, while the Eagles accounted for two. The division rivalry is always a huge draw for fans of both teams, each wanting bragging rights against the other. Today is the Cowboys’ fans day to brag about gaining the lead in a weak NFC EAST.
Social media lit up with the call to replace Nick Foles at quarterback early in the game. It was apparent from the start that Foles, who started in place of injured quarterback Mike Vick (hamstring), was not ready for this game. Based on the play of both Philadelphia quarterbacks, Vick’s starting position is secure. We’re ready for you to make your entrance again, Mr. Vick. Get well quick!
Contributing writer: Iman