With their season on the line, Dallas got 3 TD's from defense and special teams to key a 38-23 victory over the Philly, renewing optimism, at least for a week, that this team could sneak back into the playoff race.
Tony Romo connected with Dez Bryant for a 30-yard touchdown pass on the final play of the third quarter, and the Cowboys and Eagles are tied, 17-17, at Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Field.
The Eagles (3-5) took 17-10 lead earlier in the quarter, as Nick Foles hooked up with Jeremy Maclin for a 44-yard score and Alex Henery kicked a 40-yard field goal. Philadelphia opened the scoring when Michael Vick passed to Riley Cooper for a two-yard touchdown on the opening drive of the game.
Dallas (3-5) responded to the Eagles' first score with a 13-play, 80-yard drive that took 7:40 off the clock. Romo passed to Felix Jones for an 11-yard touchdown to tie the game. Dan Bailey kicked a 30-yard field goal with 3:50 left in the second quarter to give the Cowboys a 10-7 halftime lead.
Through three quarters, Romo was 19-of-26 for 209 yards and two touchdowns. Jones led Dallas in rushing with 52 yards on nine carries, and Dez Bryant had three catches for 87 yards and a score.
Vick was knocked out of the game with a concussion in the second quarter. Foles came on in relief.
Dan Bailey made a 30-yard field goal with 3:50 left in the second quarter to give the Cowboys a 10-7 halftime lead over the Eagles at Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Field.
Philadelphia opened the scoring with a two-yard touchdown pass from Michael Vick to Riley Cooper on its opening drive. The Cowboys answered with a 13-play, 80-yard drive that took 7:40 off the clock. Tony Romo hooked up with Felix Jones for an 11-yard touchdown pass to tie the score.
Romo was efficient in the first half, completing 12 of 17 passes for 125 yards and the touchdown. In addition to three catches for 22 yards and a score, Jones rushed seven times for 47 yards. Dez Bryant leads Dallas receivers with 49 yards on one catch.
Vick was 6 of 9 for 70 yards and a score in the first 30 minutes, and he carried three times for seven yards. LeSean McCoy rushed nine times for 20 yards, and DeSean Jackson compiled 40 yards on two catches.
In a battle of teams trying to stay in the NFC East race, the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles are tied, 7-7, after one quarter at Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Field.
The Eagles opened the scoring with a two-yard touchdown pass from Michael Vick to Riley Cooper. The score capped a 10-play, 81-yard drive that took 5:07 off the clock. Dallas answered with a long, methodical drive of its own, marching 80 yards in 13 plays and 7:40. Tony Romo completed an 11-yard pass to Felix Jones to even the score.
Romo was nearly perfect in the first quarter, completing 5-of-6 passes for 34 yards and the touchdown. He compiled a passer rating of 129.9. In addition to his touchdown catch, Jones rushed five times for 30 yards. Tight end Jason Witten led Dallas receivers in the first quarter with two catches for 13 yards.
Vick was 4-of-6 for 59 yards and a score in the first 15 minutes. Eagles running back LeSean McCoy gained 15 yards on five carries, and DeSean Jackson caught two passes for 40 yards.
Dallas desperately needs a win this Sunday when they take on division rival Philadelphia. Let's take a closer look at the battle that will take place in Philly between two teams who haven't exactly lived up to their hype in 2012.