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Cowboys’ defense leads way in win at Philadelphia

Nick Foles, George Selvie, Jarius Wynn AP

The Cowboys are all alone in first place in the NFC East after Sunday’s 17-3 win at Philadelphia, and their defense more than held up its end of the bargain in victory.

Dallas, which had surrendered 1,456 yards in the previous three contests, held Philadelphia to just 278 yards.

Eagles quarterback Nick Foles threw for just 80 yards before leaving to be checked for a head injury early in the fourth quarter. Rookie quarterback Matt Barkley’s NFL regular-season debut was a tough one, as he threw interceptions on all three of his possessions.

The Cowboys also did well to slow the Eagles’ potent running game, with LeSean McCoy gaining just 55 yards on 18 carries.

At 4-3, the Cowboys are now a game ahead of the Eagles, who fell to 3-4 in their worst offensive performance of new coach Chip Kelly’s tenure.

Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo was picked twice, but he threw a nine-yard TD pass to rookie Terrance Williams to give Dallas its final margin of victory with 9:25 left.

The Cowboys were without top pass rusher DeMarcus Ware, but they sacked Foles three times, with George Selvie notching 1.5 sacks.

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28 Responses to “Cowboys’ defense leads way in win at Philadelphia”
  1. jakec4 says: Oct 20, 2013 5:54 PM

    They say it is a copycat league, so I guess Kelly will get to work on breaking down the Jaguars game film to see how they scored twice as many points as his team did today.

  2. doomsdaydefensetx says: Oct 20, 2013 5:58 PM

    Doomsday Defense. 3 points, 3 turnovers and 278 total offense. Shut down LeSean McCoy. #DC4L

  3. FlyFromTheInside says: Oct 20, 2013 5:59 PM

    Neither team is very good. Winning this game is like kissing your sister.

  4. assuredmutualdestruction says: Oct 20, 2013 6:01 PM

    Cowboy’s division to lose.

  5. jh500 says: Oct 20, 2013 6:03 PM

    Vick has been miracously healed

  6. mvpcowboys says: Oct 20, 2013 6:04 PM

    Philly over last 9 home games 0-9. More points given up then scored on the 2013 season. Where’s the amazing offense we heard about all summer long ? The future was in the game and had 3 picks in 4th.

  7. jbowman374 says: Oct 20, 2013 6:05 PM

    Matt Barkley looked disgustingly bad.

  8. logicalvoicesays says: Oct 20, 2013 6:10 PM

    Waste of time. The Redskins are winning the NFC East. #CaseClosed

  9. eaglefan94 says: Oct 20, 2013 6:18 PM

    Well, R.I.P. Nick Foles fan club. He has good games against the Giants and Bucs (who combine for a record of 0-11) and now he should be the starter? Get outta town. Vick has the job back as soon as he’s healthy again.

    Congrats to the Cowboys, because they played a good game.

  10. Foghorn The IKonoclast says: Oct 20, 2013 6:28 PM

    Kelly like a lot of coaches realize their leaving was NOT for greener pastures.

  11. gustwo says: Oct 20, 2013 6:28 PM

    logicalvoicesays says: Oct 20, 2013 6:10 PM

    Waste of time. The Redskins are winning the NFC East. #CaseClosed

    Maybe so, but I think I’m going to watch the rest of the season anyway.
    But, if the Redskins do win the East, I’m expecting you to take everyone on PFT who’s been listening to your inane prattle for the last year and half out for a beer, whatever your twisted thought process would spew out while you have a buzz on would be priceless.

  12. abninf says: Oct 20, 2013 6:29 PM

    That innovative Chip Kelly offense is awesome.

  13. zack2482 says: Oct 20, 2013 6:40 PM

    I guess we should stop worrying how Kiffen is going to stop Kelly’s high power offense. And for the moron who thinks the Skins are winning the East, you already lost to the Cowboys.

  14. cboys4life says: Oct 20, 2013 6:40 PM

    @logicalvoices you’re a joke and the redskins still suck good luck vs Denver maybe peyton can teach RG3 a few things about how QB is supposed to be played

  15. dallassux says: Oct 20, 2013 6:50 PM

    jakec4 says:
    Oct 20, 2013 5:54 PM
    They say it is a copycat league, so I guess Kelly will get to work on breaking down the Jaguars game film to see how they scored twice as many points as his team did today.

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    Dude you’re team is 0-6. Take a hike.

  16. pesh00 says: Oct 20, 2013 7:04 PM

    logicalvoicesays says:
    Oct 20, 2013 6:10 PM
    Waste of time. The Redskins are winning the NFC East. #CaseClosed

    You still gotta play broncos, chiefs, and 49ers….bwahahahahaa.

    Division is Cowboys to lose!

  17. seahawkgoat says: Oct 20, 2013 7:14 PM

    I think Dallas will win the division. I think the Redskins will finish last.

    That is all

  18. duncanthecat says: Oct 20, 2013 7:22 PM

    Neither team is elite and it was again evident today.

    Dallas please trade for a running back. That running attack was rancid.

    Eagles load up on a few more QB’s your need three new ones by mid-season.

  19. ragingmouse says: Oct 20, 2013 7:24 PM

    Win is a win…

    Good job boys!

  20. thebadguyswon says: Oct 20, 2013 7:25 PM

    “Redskins winning the NFC East. Case closed.”

    LOL…..really? Dallas is now 3-0 in the division, including beating Washington. In their three losses, they’ve lost by a total of 8 points. Gotta say Big D has flaws but they are – by far – the best team in that division.

  21. stunzeed5 says: Oct 20, 2013 7:27 PM

    HAIL!

  22. facemob78 says: Oct 20, 2013 7:42 PM

    Our defense played decent today. Foles sucks and we can still win the division. Everyone that wanted Foles how do you feel now he had plenty of time to throw the ball and had 80 yards. Vick is not the QB for the future but he definitely is for this season……..

  23. gfcf42489 says: Oct 20, 2013 7:49 PM

    “Matt Barkley looked disgustingly bad.”

    He did, but to his credit the entire offense was having a bad day. The guy hasn’t played in live game action since he was throwing against defensive scrubs almost two months ago. Chip had no other option but to throw him to the wolves today. On the bright side, his shoulder looks healthy and is a non-factor FWIW.

  24. gt40bear says: Oct 20, 2013 8:07 PM

    You mean the George Selvie that couldn’t even make it into training camp of the Mighty Bucs? Sure glad they didn’t need him or his sacks!

  25. bluebongzilla says: Oct 20, 2013 8:22 PM

    Brandon Carr is the best corner in the NFCE. Last week Pierre Garcon, this week Desean Jackson. Combined 9 for 90 and 0 TD’s.

  26. mungman69 says: Oct 21, 2013 7:20 AM

    This NFC east sucks. If the cowboys don’t win this division

  27. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Oct 21, 2013 9:43 AM

    Photo of Foles about to crunched by Selvie and Wynn that sent Foles to the locker room early.

    Not only are the Cowboys first in the East but all the talk of Kelly’s mighty duck offense can be put to rest.

    3 points and Romo gave them thoses.

  28. cboys4life says: Oct 21, 2013 12:05 PM

    Actually the refs gave them 3 points when they overturned the Wilcox int which DIDN’T touch the ground

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