Despite the inability to score, the penalties and the turnovers, the Dallas Cowboys sweep the Eagles in 2018 by beating Philly 29-23 Sunday afternoon in Arlington, Texas.
The first half was total domination by the Cowboys in every category but the points. They would march all the way down, but the red zone was the biggest weakness for the offense, only managing two field goals through the first half. Luckily the defense did its part in shutting down Carson Wentz and the Eagles offense, resulting in a halftime score of 6-0.
The third quarter started out much like the first half with the Cowboys settling for another field goal, extending their lead 9-0. Yet, the Eagles would take advantage by picking off Dak Prescott and returning it inside the Dallas’ 5-yard line. Then Carson Wentz would find Alshon Jeffrey for the touchdown. They would miss the extra point and it would tie the game at 9.
Both teams would wakeup offensively in the fourth quarter as two big play touchdowns by Amari Cooper and Carson Wentz finding Dallas Goedert and Darren Sproles for scores, helped tie the game at 23.
In overtime, the Cowboys get the ball first and marched down the field efficiently, using up much of the clock. As the Cowboys got inside the red zone, they faced a 3rd and 8 with just two minutes left in the game. Dak finds Amari Cooper but the ball is deflected off the Eagles’ defender to just land back into Cooper’s hands and he runs it in for the touchdown and the win. 29-23. The NFC East now runs through Dallas.
The game wasn’t pretty at all, with their inability to score touchdowns in the red zone and their turnovers are a huge problem. They lost Zach Martin to a knee injury and the offensive line is still an issue for this team. Yet, the Cowboys found a way win the game in the end. That is the mantra of this team, finding ways to win even if it looks ugly.
Dak Prescott would finish the game with 455 yards passing with three touchdowns and two interceptions. Cooper would add 10 catches for 217 yards and three touchdowns including the game winner.
Zeke rushed 28 times for 114 yards and averaged 4.1 yards-per-carry.
The Cowboys now have the tie-breaker over the Eagles by sweeping them this season and have a two-game lead over both the Redskins and the Eagles. With three games to play in the regular season, the Cowboys have the inside track to the NFC East.
They will get ready to go on the road to face off against the Indianapolis Colts on December 16th. Kick-off is set for 12 p.m. CST.
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