The Dallas Cowboys had a rough Thanksgiving on Thursday as they were drubbed by the Philadelphia Eagles at AT&T Stadium, 33-10. With the loss, the Cowboys are now firmly in second place behind those Eagles in the NFC East standings.
Philadelphia jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter, with a touchdown run by Mark Sanchez and a touchdown pass from Sanchez to Jordan Matthews. Sanchez had a huge day, going 20 of 29 passing for 217 yards.
Dallas answered in the second quarter with a seven play, 67-yard drive, capped by a one-yard run by DeMarco Murray, to make it a one-score game at 14-7. Murray was limited to a season-low 73 yards.
The Eagles’ Cody Parkey knocked in a field goals of 31 and 22 yards to give the Eagles a 20-7 lead with about a minute left in the first half. On the ensuing Cowboys possession, Cole Beasley was stripped by the Philadelphia’s Brandon Boykin, giving the road team another chance for points. They cashed in with Parkey’s third field goal of the day to make it 23-7 at half.
Things didn’t get better after intermission.
A LeSean McCoy fumble set the Cowboys up at the Philly 12, but the sputtering offense made just three yards before Dan Bailey kicked a 28-yard field goal, which closed the deficit to 23-10. It’d be the closest Dallas would get.
The Eagles' McCoy answered with a 35-yard touchdown run and, on a day that saw the Dallas defense allow 464 total yards, he finished with 159 on 25 carries.
Parkey added a field goal in the fourth quarter and that was all she wrote, 33-10, Philadelphia. It is the second worst Thanksgiving Day loss in Cowboys history.
Tony Romo finished 18 of 29 passing for no touchdowns and two interceptions and Dez Bryant was limited to 73 yards on four catches.
At 8-4, the Cowboys will face the Bears on Thursday Night Football next week.
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