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Eagles Slow Cowboys' Roll, 30-27

Arlington, TX (Sports Network) – Michael Vick is no stranger to adversity, but his storybook season continues to roll on.

Vick orchestrated his second straight fourth-quarter comeback, throwing a 91- yard go-ahead touchdown pass to DeSean Jackson in Philadelphia’s 30-27 victory over Dallas at Cowboys Stadium.

Needing a victory over their fierce rivals to move ahead of the Giants in the NFC East, Vick and the Eagles (9-4) scored 13 points in the fourth quarter to produce Philadelphia’s fifth win in six games and its first at the Cowboys’ new stadium in three tries.

In Week 13, Vick led the Eagles to 14 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to beat Houston, 34-24.

Last season, Donovan McNabb and the Eagles entered Week 17 with a firm grasp on the NFC East, but suffered a 24-0 defeat in Dallas to lose a first-round bye and the division before the Cowboys crushed the team again in the same venue the very next week in the Wild Card round of the playoffs.

This season, Vick made sure there was no repeat.

Despite a pair of interceptions, Vick threw for 270 yards and two touchdowns on 16-of-26 passing, and his deep pass to Jackson was the longest play from scrimmage in the NFL this season.

Jackson was no slouch himself, finishing with four catches for a career-high 210 yards in the win.

Vick also ran for a score, while LeSean McCoy rushed for a career-best 149 yards on 16 carries.

Jon Kitna threw for 242 yards and two touchdowns with two interceptions for the Cowboys (4-9), who assured themselves of a losing season for the first time since 2004. Jason Witten caught two touchdown passes among seven receptions and 69 yards, while Felix Jones ran for 41 yards and a score on 13 carries.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.