Eagles coach Doug Pederson wanted to address the slow starts by the Eagles by taking ball if he won toss.
For only the second time in 33 wins of the coin toss under Pederson, the Eagles elected to receive the kickoff to start the game, according to Rob Maaddi of the Associated Press.
It appeared to be working.
Six plays later, the Cowboys were in the end zone.
Receiver Tavon Austin ran the last 20 yards to the end zone, turning former Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick inside out at the 12-yard line.
It gave Dallas a 7-0 lead with 10:08 remaining in the first quarter.
Two Ezekiel Elliott runs later, the Cowboys were in the end zone. He went 13 yards on the first run and 1 yard on the touchdown run.
Dallas leads 14-0 with 8:56 remaining in the first quarter.