After posting a strong second half, the Dallas Cowboys topped the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night by a final of 38-33.
The Eagles scored on their second offensive drive of the game, on a 10-yard run by Bryce Brown.
The second quarter saw a back-and-forth trading of blows. Dan Bailey hit a 39-yard field goal to shrink the lead to 7-3, but Philly answered with Bryson’s second touchdown of the day, to once again extend the lead, this time to 14-3.
The newly healthy DeMarco Murray capped the Cowboys’ ensuing drive with a one-yard touchdown run to make it 14-10, but the Eagles responded with an Alex Henery field goal before the half was over to make it 17-10.
Dallas opened up the third quarter with a drive that saw Dez Bryant catch his first touchdown catch of the day, a 23-yarder.
Philly answered late in the third with a 15-yard touchdown pass from Nick Foles to Riley Cooper.
Miles Austin caught a 27-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter, a quarter that would be dominated by Dallas. Philadelphia’s Henery would hit a 43-yard field goal in response, but Dallas answered with a drive capped by Bryant’s second touchdown of the day to give the Cowboys the lead at 31-27.
A fumble returned for a touchdown by rookie Morris Claiborne put the game out of reach for Philly, at 38-27. The Eagles’ Damaris Johnson returned a punt 98 yards for a touchdown to trim the lead to 38-33, but the two-point conversion, as well as the ensuing onside kick, failed.
At 6-6, Dallas will face the Bengals next week.
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