Dak Prescott throws three TDs, Ezekiel Elliott runs for two as Cowboys beat Eagles 41-21

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The Dallas Cowboys grabbed control of first place in the NFC East with a blowout 41-21 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday night.

Dak Prescott threw for 238 yards and three touchdowns and Ezekiel Elliott ran for 95 yards and two scores as the Cowboys completely dominated Philadelphia. It wasn’t just an offensive success for Dallas either. The Cowboys defense intercepted Jalen Hurts twice with Trevon Diggs returning one interception for a 59-yard touchdown on the opening drive of the third quarter.

It’s the third straight game that Diggs has hauled in an interception for Dallas. He’s the first Cowboy with an interception in each of the first three games of a season since Everson Walls did so in 1985. He’s also the first Cowboy to return an interception for a touchdown since Byron Jones had a pick-six against Washington in 2017.

For some reason, the Eagles decided they would not run the football at all against Dallas. They ran the ball just 12 times in the game with nine of those coming from Hurts, mostly on scrambles. Running backs for the Eagles carried just three times in total on the night with Miles Sanders getting two carries and Kenneth Gainwell getting one.. One of Sanders’ two carries went for 24 yards and they decided to give him the ball just one more time the rest of the night. Gainwell got a lone fourth quarter carry.

Elliott kicked off the scoring with a 1-yard touchdown run on Dallas’ opening drive of the night to give the Cowboys a 7-0 lead.

The Cowboys would make an offensive mistake that allowed the Eagles to tie the game up on their next drive. Backed up against their own goal line, Prescott was stripped by Fletcher Cox for an Eagles touchdown to make it a 7-7 game.

Prescott connected with tight end Dalton Schultz for a 19-yard touchdown to give Dallas a 14-7 lead. Elliott added a 3-yard touchdown as the Cowboys took a 20-7 lead into halftime after a missed extra point.

After Diggs’ interception gave Dallas a 27-7 lead, the Eagles finally found the end zone offensively with Hurts finding Zach Ertz for a 3-yard touchdown.

Prescott hit Cedrick Wilson for a 2-yard touchdown and connected with Schultz a second time on a 22-yard score as the Cowboys took a commanding 41-14 lead.

Hurts and Greg Ward would add a 15-yard touchdown with three minutes to go for Philadelphia.

Hurts was 23 of 36 for 321 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions.

34 responses to “Dak Prescott throws three TDs, Ezekiel Elliott runs for two as Cowboys beat Eagles 41-21

  1. No other player is playing as well as Dak is right now. Dak is an amazing player, and an even better person.

  2. Not a fan of them but looks like the Cowboys may be the most complete team in the NFC this year. No one in the AFC could even make it through the Divisional round in the NFC so it could be another ring for Jerrah.

  3. Dallas couldn’t put up 65+ on this pathetic, young, injured Eagles team. Dallas is a one n done in playoffs. Book it.

  4. As a cowboys fan it’s hard to root against Jalen Hurts.
    Keep your head up Philly fans . That roster has some incredible playmakers. Today was a good win but I don’t think your team will take many losses with that roster

  5. Eagles embarrassed every one of their fans today. The coach should be fired for wearing that stupid shirt alone. Every fan should dump the eagles. I know I will. Unacceptable

  6. Howdy bigmouth. How bout them Cowboys. Eagles played like crap tonight just like they will the rest of the year. Dallas will go farther in the playoffs this year than the Eagles will considering they won’t even come close to the playoffs for a long long time.

    eagles says:
    September 27, 2021 at 11:39 pm
    Dallas couldn’t put up 65+ on this pathetic, young, injured Eagles team. Dallas is a one n done in playoffs. Book it.

    27 106 Rate This

  7. It didn’t matter, but Dak clearly crossed the goal line on his 4th down run. His upper body crossed the line before he reached out and extended the ball further into the end zone. It was then punched out of his hands. The result could only be a TD or a fumble since all of this occurred before the whistle. It’s time to put sensors in the ball to help sort this out.

  8. “Dallas was missing some key players too. Good win! A push off away from 3-0 but all good”

    and Charger called back touchdowns from being 1-2.

  9. Eagles of Saran…Dallas was missing half their starting defense and their right tackle and still smoked y’all.

  10. maxamili says:
    September 27, 2021 at 11:49 pm
    As a cowboys fan it’s hard to root against Jalen Hurts.
    Keep your head up Philly fans . That roster has some incredible playmakers. Today was a good win but I don’t think your team will take many losses with that roster

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    If the team plays like last night they may go 0-14 the rest of the way. The coaching staff looked unprepared. The Eagles defense had no answers to the Cowboys running the ball up the middle seemingly 10 plays in a row in the 1st half. Jalen Hurts looked a lot like Justin Fields on Sunday. The receivers were dropping the ball all night.

    It was more of a game after halftime but that 1st half was as embarrassing for everyone involved with the Eagles as any i’ve seen. They were a Fletcher Cox fumble recovery in the end zone from being down 30 at half time.

  11. Unfortunately that doesn’t happen until week 15.

    bwdjr says:
    Don’t worry Philly. As a WFT fan your offense will get right as soon as you play us.

  12. “and Charger called back touchdowns from being 1-2.”

    Quite a difference between a TD called back by a legit penalty and an obvious non-call on a critical play but humans being humans, they will miss things sometimes and the Cowboys lost to the Bucs mainly because Zuerlein missed some kicks and left 7 points on the field.

  13. LOL. Cowboys fans. You guys never change, year in, year out.

    Don’t worry, Lucy will pull that football away from you again this season.

  14. howley54 says:
    September 28, 2021 at 10:20 am
    “and Charger called back touchdowns from being 1-2.”

    Quite a difference between a TD called back by a legit penalty and an obvious non-call on a critical play but humans being humans, they will miss things sometimes and the Cowboys lost to the Bucs mainly because Zuerlein missed some kicks and left 7 points on the field.

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    Actually they lost because they let the Bucs score more points

  15. That clock management right before halftime had me nervous. I kept thinking “this will come back to bite us”

    I would call it PTSD from the past 25 years, but when you’re still in it is just TSD? 😝

    Good win.

  16. Dak Prescott looked great last night when you realize all that he’s had to overcome in the past year. It also helped that Philly didn’t really show up, but Dak looks like he’s all the way back.

  17. Tell me that you have nothing to say without telling me that you have nothing to say.

    “Actually they lost because they let the Bucs score more points”

  18. As an Eagles fan, they were just totally overmatched. Dallas is better coached and has more talent. Not sure how far the Cowboys will go, but a division title seems to be the floor.

  19. cowboysfan8369 says:
    September 28, 2021 at 4:32 am
    Howdy bigmouth. How bout them Cowboys. Eagles played like crap tonight just like they will the rest of the year. Dallas will go farther in the playoffs this year than the Eagles will considering they won’t even come close to the playoffs for a long long time.

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    Congratulations, you beat an Eagles team that had 4 wins last year. Guess it’s time to book the Super Bowl travel plans, huh?

  20. Dak is looking really good….. The Cowboys should run the table in the miserable NFCE. They play the Pats this season as well…..that might get ugly

  21. yourtypicalsportsnut says:

    “Congratulations, you beat an Eagles team that had 4 wins last year. Guess it’s time to book the Super Bowl travel plans, huh?”

    Hey now!
    Our coaches were not the one’s wearing T Shirts with “BEAT DALLAS” on them.

  22. eaglesofsatan says:
    September 28, 2021 at 12:18 am

    Eagles embarrassed every one of their fans today. The coach should be fired for wearing that stupid shirt alone. Every fan should dump the eagles. I know I will. Unacceptable
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    Shirt should have read “Beat BY Dallas.”

  23. wttoolman says:
    September 27, 2021 at 11:38 pm
    No other player is playing as well as Dak is right now. Dak is an amazing player, and an even better person.
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    Derek Carr of the Raiders has the same number of TDs/Ints as Dak, but Carr has 300 more passing yards. Yup, no other player is playing as well. Brady has more TD passes and yards then Dak. And so does Kyler Murray. Want me to keep going?

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