The Dallas Cowboys prevailed on Sunday Night Football with a 38-27 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Dallas Cowboys took possession of first place in the NFC East with a 38-27 win on Sunday Night Football against the Philadelphia Eagles, and they improved their record to 10-4. The Eagles fell to 9-5.
The Cowboys had finished with eight wins in each of their past two seasons, and they are closing in on a playoff berth even though it will be difficult to seize even if they reach 11 wins.
After taking a 21-0 lead, the Cowboys allowed 24 unanswered points to the Eagles before the Cowboys took back the lead.
The Eagles only scored three points in the fourth quarter, and the Cowboys held on for a victory in a thriller.
Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo continued to defy his critics by throwing for 265 yards and three touchdown passes on 22-of-31 passing even though he lost a fumble. Wide receiver Dez Bryant caught six passes for 114 yards and three touchdowns.
Running back DeMarco Murray was held to 81 yards on 31 carries, but he still ran for two touchdowns. Defensive linemen Jeremy Mincey and Tyrone Crawford each came up with two sacks.
For the Eagles, quarterback Mark Sanchez struggled as he threw for 252 yards with no touchdown passes and two interceptions on 17-of-28 passing.
A fumble apiece by tight end Brent Celek and wide receiver Josh Huff also proved costly for the Eagles.