The Dallas Cowboys won the battle against the Philadelphia Eagles but may have lost the war for the NFC East division title in a 20-10 win yesterday.
Coming off a win over the NY Giants, the Cowboys headed into a game against the division rival Eagles in Philly. Both teams were reeling with the Eagles coming off a loss against the Atlanta Falcons on national television and the Cowboys losing their All-Pro receiver Dez Bryant.
Surprisingly, the two teams played an extremely low-scoring affair in the first half and went to half-time with a 6-0 Cowboys lead after a Dan Bailey FG:
The Cowboys made the biggest impact play of the game early in the second half however, blocking a Donnie Jones punt and returning it for a TD.
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The Eagles may have made the biggest impact play of the season, however, when Cowboys star QB Tony Romo was driven into the ground, breaking his clavicle in the process.
Eagles QB Sam Bradford had an awful outing, turning the ball over several times and failing to score a TD until the final two minutes of the game. The running game didn’t do the Eagles any favors either as the team collectively recorded just 7 yards rushing – one of the lowest totals in franchise history.
With the win, the Cowboys take a commanding lead in the NFC East with a 2-0 start – both wins over division rivals. The loss for Philadelphia sends Chip Kelly’s polarizing team into an 0-2 start.