The win was a complete and complete team effort, led by a dominant cowboy defense that produced four food stalls, three sacks, five quarterback hits and five tackles for the loss. The unit limited the Eagles to 283 yards in total, with Carson Wentz, the second overall runner-up in the 2016 draft, throwing just 191 yards on his way to a pass score of 80.3.
However, this effort was outdone by the Dallas offense. This was a balanced attack that earned points on seven of his eleven possessions during the night. Dak Prescott, the 135th overall winner in the same draft of 201
Ezekiel Elliott and Amari Cooper helped outperform the century mark, with the Running Back receiving 111 rushing yards and the Wideout 106 adding yards. Overall, the Cowboys achieved an attack value of 402 meters with a success rate of 57 percent at third tee and a time advantage of 32:22 to 27:38.
In fact, the dominance was given from the beginning. They just could not have wished for a better start from the Cowboys as the team scored 14 points in the first six minutes of the game. And both points came courtesy of the Dallas defense, which forced sales.
In this competition, the Cowboys were the only team in the NFL that had not yet made a trip to enemy territory. But Dallas pushed the switch for that statistic in quick succession, forcing Philadelphia's first two drives to prepare for a short field.
The first came when linebacker Jaylon Smith unleashed Dallas Goedert's ball. The ball was salvaged by a defensive duel against Maliek Collins. Starting at the Eagle's 45-yard line, the cowboys then needed only six games to reach the end zone. In a subtle option game, Prescott threw the ball to Tavon Austin, who was 20 yards to the correct pylon for the notch.
Philadelphia's second fumbling came shortly after, on the second game of his next series, when DeMarcus Lawrence came around the corner and dived to pull the ball off Wentz's hands. This time it was a defensive fight against Antwaun Woods, who picked up the fuss to give Dallas the Eagles' 14-yard line-0-first-quarter lead.
As impressive as the defense of the first two Philly possessions was, the third was anything but. Dallas had apparently forced a quick threesome just to get Smith to bully the passer-by. Two snapshots later, Xavier Woods was called out for unnecessary roughness that moved the chains another 15 yards.
Given the gifts, the Eagles took advantage when Wentz finally hurled a pass just over Leighton Vander Esch into the arms of Goedert and for a 28-yard completion and Philadelphia's first touchdown of the night.
But it would be the only hiccup for the team all night, as the cowboys came back on track in the second quarter, making another 13 points before the break. Their third touchdown came when Prescott and Company marched 71 yards in 12 games to pay for dirt. The ride was underscored by a 4-1 call on Dallas' 49-yard line, with the quarterback throwing a brief pass to Elliott for easy conversion.
It was almost as easy as the subsequent touchdown. After the cowboys found their way to the 1-yard line, they sold the action perfectly. Prescott faked a handoff and then found Blake Jarwin for the touchdown, the tight end all alone in the end zone.
Dallas followed that up with two field goals by Brett Maher. While the first was a chip shot 26 yarder, the second was much more impressive: The kicker divided the posts from a distance of 63 yards to set a new cowboy record Cowboys had scored only nine points in the first half. In this game, they scored 27-7 after five of six points in the first half.
The Cowboys returned for the third quarter, their defensive defenses being a little defeated in the end, as did Robert Quinn (ribs) and Linebacker Leighton Vander Esch (neck) left the game due to injury.
matter. The Eagles tackled a field goal in the third quarter, but as the game progressed into the fourth frame, Dallas embarked on a long, 13-minute 64-yard run that ate at 7:23 am and a honey from a catch Amari gave Cooper on the right for 28 meters. Maher crowned the series by answering with his own field goal, a 29-yarder.
When Xavier Woods picked up Wentz over Philadelphia's next ball and Kerry Hyder stumbled across the Eagles again after the series, there was nothing left to do but run the clock and start the party.
Dallas added another touchdown after the Hyder snack for good reason. Prescott got the honor in this case as he crawled on the right end and plunged into the end zone for his third rushing touchdown of the season and the 21st of his career, a new team record for the best in the history of a Dallas quarterback.
] With the victory, the cowboys can not end a week with a 4: 3 record. And they are now taking a well-deserved break after reaffirming that they are indeed a playoff contender and the team to beat in the NFC East.