In a game that was rendered meaningless early in the first quarter with the Giants’ victory over the Jets--meaning that next week’s meeting between the Cowboys and Giants will decide the NFC East--the Eagles defeated the Dallas Cowboys in convincing fashion on Saturday, 20-7.
In an opening drive that was frightfully reminiscent of the first meeting between the teams, the Eagles drove down the field and scored on a 13-yard pass from Michael Vick to Brent Celek.
On the Cowboys’ first possession, Tony Romo’s right hand was injured. X-rays were negative, but, perhaps just as a cautionary measure, Romo remained on the sideline for the rest of the game. In his place, Stephen McGee went 24 of 38 passing for 182 yards and a touchdown.
Philly scored again on their final drive of the first half, on a five-yard pass from Vick to Jeremy Maclin to extend the Philly lead to 14-0. It would be more than enough on Saturday.
In the second half, rookie Eagles’ kicker Alex Henery kicked two field goals, of 43 and 51 yards, making it 20-0 Eagles.
The Cowboys finally found the end zone with just 12 seconds left in the game, to make the final a little less lopsided in the direction of the Eagles, at 20-7.
Despite the loss, Dallas will play for the NFC East Championship, against the Giants next Sunday.
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