Cowboys kick around Eagles in the first half, to take 27-7 halftime lead

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The Cowboys did almost everything right in the first half, and the Eagles are lucky they are not trailing by more in a first-place NFC East showdown.

As it stands, Dallas owns a 27-7 lead at halftime with the final play of the second quarter a 63-yard field goal by Brett Maher.

Maher became the first kicker in NFL history with three field goals of 60 or more yards. He was 1 yard from tying the NFL record for the longest field goal in history.

He had a 62-yarder last season and a 62-yarder against the Jets last week.

The Cowboys dominated the first half. They gained 266 yards. The Eagles have only 95 yards and might not have scored if not for 30 yards in Cowboys’ penalties on the seven-play, 87-yard drive that ended with a 28-yard pass from Carson Wentz to Dallas Goedert.

The Cowboys forced two Eagles fumbles, converting them into touchdowns and an early 14-0 lead. Dallas needed to go only 45 yards after Goedert fumbled and 14 yards after Wentz fumbled.

Tavon Austin scored the first touchdown on a 20-yard run, and Ezekiel Elliott covered 1 yard on the second.

Their third touchdown came on a 12-play, 71-yard drive with Dak Prescott finding Blake Jarwin for a 1-yard score.

The Cowboys threatened to make it even more with 1:31 left but stalled in the red zone. Maher kicked a 26-yard field goal for a 24-7 lead.

The Eagles had a quick possession, leaving the Cowboys enough time to add another field goal on the last play of the half.

Cowboys linebacker Leighton Vander Esch left the game with a neck injury in the second quarter. His return is questionable.

Eagles defensive tackle Hassan Ridgeway (knee) also is questionable to return. His absence leaves only Fletcher Cox and Akeem Spence at the position, with Tim Jernigan already out.

13 responses to “Cowboys kick around Eagles in the first half, to take 27-7 halftime lead

  1. Cowboys still haven’t beat a good team, but I’m sure they’ll convince themselves that theyre super bowl bound after whipping on the eagles who are another bad team.

  2. The Eagles are a mess.

    Cowboys looking very good, different team than the one that faced Green Bay.
    Are they playing to save Garrett’s job? Do they like him enough for that?

  3. Hate the Packers if you want after last week. Most believable team in the NFC with the Saints too. Also getting lucky with a Mahomeless Cheifs next week. Hate all you want, happy to take the advantage.

  4. Hey Dougie, I thought you said after the butt kicking that you got in Minnesota that you were going into Dallas and getting a win? Last time I checked, you were getting your butts handed to you again. What’s the matter, couldn’t find any senior citizens in Dallas to throw batteries at? Couldn’t find any little kids to spit on again? Oh that’s right, that only happens in that cesspool you guys call Philly.

  5. Honest question… There are multiple players with tinted visors in this game… Why are they allowed to have them and a huge deal was made about OBJ having one and he was pulled off the field and required to change it?

  6. The telling thing is if Dallas can become consistent. Getting up for a rivalry game in prime time at your own house to save your coach is one thing. Winning against teams you’re supposed to and challenging good teams in the road are a whole other thing. Good win, but let’s see Wyatt you do now

  7. “Eagles gave the game away so Garrett can continue to lead the Cowboys to mediocrity season after season… Well played indeed”

    Or maybe they gave it away in hopes of getting their HC fired for being 2-5 against those “mediocre” Cowboys

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