“Road Through Philly” Proves Easy For Cowboys With 38-17 Rout Of Eagles

cowboys-at-eagles.jpgI promise I made my prediction before the game, but it proved to be a good one as Dallas coasted by the Eagles tonight in Philadelphia, 38-17.  Romo had a good night as did his favorite receiver, Terrell Owens who had 10 catches for 174-yards and a touchdown.  But the most memorable play of the game, hands down, was the catch and run without his helmet by Jason Witten late in the fourth quarter that earned him “trailer” honors from Madden and Michaels.

Although it only led to a field-goal, the 53-yard catch by Witten with most of the yardage coming after he took a vicious hit from two Eagles’ defenders and lost his helmet was the most exciting play of the game.  He still managed to keep his feet to run for about 20-yards or so down the sideline and appeared he might even score on the play.  All he did get for his efforts, though, was a bloody nose and what will most likely be the highlight reel of the week and one of the top ten plays on ESPN.

CB Anthony Henry returned to action and got his league-leading fifth interception late in the game to ice the victory for the Cowboys.  The defense as a whole played well, causing an early fumble by McNabb that set up their first score and also getting an interception late in the second quarter to lead to another TD giving them a 21-7 halftime advantage. 

But the offense was the big story, with Romo going 20-for-25 and gathering 324 yards and 3 touchdowns, with Witten getting one TD pass and reserve TE Tony Curtis getting one as well.  Barber and Jones both had rushing touchdowns in the first half as the Cowboys O-line had another great performance controlling the line of scrimmage for most of the game.  T.O. got the opportunity he had been looking for to finally quiet the Philadelphia fans who consistently booed him the entire game, but he let his play do the talking for him as he came up with one big catch after another. 

It was a big win for the Cowboys, who now head to the Meadowlands for a showdown with the 6-2 Giants and control of the NFC East division.    


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3 Responses to ““Road Through Philly” Proves Easy For Cowboys With 38-17 Rout Of Eagles”

  1. Dan says:

    And had Newman made good on that interception, and taken it to the house, we would’ve had a 45 to 10 thoroughgoing hammering of the birds.

    Now THAT would have been something to savour.

    Too bad we let the birds score late. Too damn bad.

    Because no team in the league so deserves a hammering as does the birds and their fans, {although New England is making a strong case for a hammerin’}.

  2. Sam says:

    Great game overall! But I think we still need work on our secondary. We still seem to fail stopping short and low passes. We have been pretty effective against the run and thanks to the pass rushing, the long passes were far and few too. Another thing I noticed throughout the game was that when McNabb even had a defender’s hands obstructing his vision, he wasn’t very good throwing the ball. But all’s well that end’s well.

    Now on to Giants!

  3. Jeff says:

    Wow that was a pretty good prediction, Dave. Too bad you don’t live in Nevada, as you could have cashed in on that intuition.

    That was a great game though I too would have liked to seen even more of a trashing.

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