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Cowboys Put a Loss In Their Stocking

Vick, Eagles beat Cowboys 20-7

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Cowboys Put a Loss In Their Stocking

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ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 24: Stephen McGee #7 of the Dallas Cowboys reacts during play against the Philadelphia Eagles at Cowboys Stadium on December 24, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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Michael Vick threw two touchdown passes to lead the Philadelphia Eagles to a 20-7 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday in a game that had all the intensity of a preseason dress rehearsal.

This game became somewhat meaningless midway through the first quarter. A victory by the Giants eliminated the Eagles from the playoffs and turned the Dallas-New York game next weekend into a showdown to decide the NFC East title.

The Cowboys (8-7) sat quarterback Tony Romo after one series and running back Felix Jones after two.

Vick threw a touchdown pass on the opening series and again just before halftime. Alex Henery kicked field goals of 43 and 51 yards for the Eagles (7-8), who came within 7 seconds of a shutout. Dallas scored on a 4-yard TD pass from Stephen McGee to Miles Austin.

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