Coming off three straight losses, the Dallas Cowboys were looking to start fast against Philadelphia on Sunday Night Football. In the first two Eagles drives, Dallas recovered fumbles and turned around to score touchdowns.
Within six minutes, the Cowboys had a 14-7 lead. The third Philly drive got the Eagles on the scoreboard, but the 14-7 deficit was the closest they’d get for the rest of the game.
Dallas scored three touchdowns in their first four drives, and led 21-7 halfway through the second quarter. The Cowboys had a 27-7 lead at halftime.
After the break, Dallas got the ball and wasted over four minutes of the third before a punt. Philly, then, took 12 plays and 5:51 to kick a field goal. The Cowboys responded with a nearly seven and a half minute drive to also kick a field goal.
Down 30-10, Wentz tried to force the ball into triple coverage, and he paid for it. Xavier Woods picked him off.
Dallas returned the favor with Dak Prescott throwing an interception of his own. Wentz, however, was feeling generous; the former 2016 No. 2 pick fumbled a snap that the Cowboys recovered.
The Eagles secondary was exposed on multiple occasions last week against Minnesota and oft-maligned quarterback Kirk Cousins.
Dak Prescott wasn’t out of this world, but he took advantage of the Philly defensive backfield. The former 2016 fourth-round pick finished 21-for-27 with 239 yards, a touchdown and an interception.
Wentz on the other hand struggled. The Philadelphia QB finished 16-of-26 for 191 yards passing, a touchdown, an INT and two lost fumbles.
Cowboys 37 – Eagles 10
Here are the highlights from Sunday Night Football:
Tavon Austin 20-yd TD run, 7-0 Cowboys
Carson Wentz to Dallas Goedert 28-yd TD, 14-7 Cowboys
Dak Prescott to Blake Jarwin 1-yd TD, 21-7 Cowboys
Prescott 8-yd TD run, 37-10
Final Call: Cowboys win 37-10