With the Eagles resting many of their starters in preparation of the playoffs, including quarterback Michael Vick, the Dallas Cowboys were able to steal a win from Philadelphia on Sunday, to end the season on a (kind of?) high note.
After a scoreless first quarter, the Eagles opened up the scoring at the very beginning of the second, with Kevin Kolb hitting Chad Hall for a four yard touchdown that, with David Akers’ extra point, gave Philadelphia a 7-0 lead.
Dallas was unable to answer on offense, going three-and-out on their next drive, but on the Eagles’ ensuing possession, the defense stepped up. Anthony Spencer’s strip-sack of Kolb was recovered and returned 17 yards for a touchdown by DeMarcus Ware to knot things up at 7-7. Ware had a monstrous day against Philly, recording three sacks; he finishes the 2010 season with 15.5.
It took a little more than a quarter of football before the tie was broken up after intermission, on a 43 yard field goal by Philadelphia’s David Akers. Akers would add a 22 yarder on the Eagles’ next drive to extend the Philadelphia lead to six, but the lead would not hold.
Dallas took their first lead of the day with just under a minute remaining, on a four yard touchdown pass from Stephen McGee to Jason Witten, capping a nine-play, 54-yard drive. The Eagles were unable to respond on offense, after getting the ball back with less than a minute remaining. Terence Newman’s interception of Kolb clinched the season ending victory for Dallas.
The Cowboys finish 2010 with a 6-10 record, 5-3 under Jason Garrett.
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