After another frustrating NFL predictions, it was time for the Sunday night game. The Philadelphia Eagles traveled to their division rival, Dallas Cowboys. Both came into this game tied atop of the NFC East with 3-3 records. The Eagles were coming off an embarrassing loss to Minnesota as their secondary was exposed. After starting the season 3-0, Dallas dropped three games in a row. Philadelphia came into this game with a plethora of injuries on both sides of the ball. Dallas got a lot of their guys back for this game. Earlier in the day, Kirk Cousins continued to play lights out as the Vikings beat Detroit. Aaron Rodgers had a perfect rating as the Packers beat the Oakland Raiders.
In a battle for first in the AFC South, Indianapolis beat the Texans. San Francisco remained unbeaten as they beat Washington 9-0. New Orleans continued to dominate as they beat the Bears on the road. In a shocker, Baltimore beat Seattle on the road. Let’s see how this game for claim of the NFC East turned out.
Philadelphia is known for slow starts and this game couldn’t get any worse. In their first two possessions, the Eagles fumbled the ball in Dallas territory. Dallas capitalized both times by rushing TDs from Tavon Austin and Ezekiel Elliott. Philadelphia came back and scored on a touchdown pass to Dallas Goedert. The Cowboys scored 13 points to finish out the half. Brett Maher ended the first half with a 63-yard field goal. The Cowboys offense was efficient, and the defense controlled the Eagles for the most part. Ezekiel Elliott was a big part of the offense on the ground and catching three balls. The Cowboys went into halftime with a 27-7 lead.
The third quarter was played like many expected the entire game would be played. The defenses dominated on both sides of the ball. The only score was a 38-yard field goal by the Eagles. The opening play of the 4th quarter saw Prescott hit Amari Cooper on a 28-yard pass down the sideline. The Eagles defense held the Cowboys to a 29-yard field goal to put Dallas on top 30-10. The Eagles tried to gather their offense and make the game respectable. On the play after the catch by Zach Ertz was overturned, Wentz threw an interception. The Eagles defense didn’t fold as Jalen Mills intercepted Dak Prescott as they went for the big one. Two plays after getting the ball back, Wentz fumbled the snap and Dallas recovered. Philadelphia have turned the ball over seven times in the last two games.
Dak Prescott eventually scored on a quarterback keeper to put the game away by going up 37-10. There was 9 and a half minutes to go in the game. The final score was 37-10 and Dallas takes a one game lead over Philadelphia in the NFC East. Next week Dallas will have a chance to rest with it being their bye week. Philadelphia continue their road trip as they travel to Buffalo to meet the 5-1 Bills.