The Dallas Cowboys lost to the Philadelphia Eagles 20-7 however the Cowboys might have lost more than just the game when in the first quarter starting quarterback Tony Romo left the game with an injury. Romo injured his throwing hand when it hit the helmet of Eagles Jason Babin. Romo was taken to the locker room for x-rays which were negative, but his hand was heavily wrapped.
Romo did return to the game and there was no point to do so since the New York Giants won earlier on Saturday making the outcome of this game meaningless, and making next weeks game a winner take all for the NFC East between the Cowboys and Giants.
Backup quarterback Stephen McGee came in to replace Romo but McGee could not move the offense against the Eagles defense. McGee threw for only 182 yards, had two interceptions and tossed a touchdown pass to Miles Austin with seven seconds left to avoid being shutout for the first time at home since 1991.
Michael Vick and the Eagles offense were able to pass and move the ball at will against the Cowboys defense. Vick was able to keep plays alive with his legs and beat the Cowboys secondary with deep passess all afternoon. On the day Vick was 18 for 32 connecting with eight different receivers with 292 yards and two touchdowns.
The Cowboys now turn their attention to the Giants in an essential playoff game because if the Cowboys win they advance to the playoffs and if they lose their season is over.