Dak Prescott has 240 yards, four TDs as Cowboys lead 30-17 at halftime

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The Cowboys scored on all five of their first half possessions, gaining 299 yards, to take a 30-17 lead into the locker room at halftime.

They had scoring drives of 75, 26, 74, 75 and 43 yards.

Dak Prescott went 16-of-21 for 240 yards and four touchdowns, allowing him to tie Tony Romo’s team record (2007) with 36 touchdowns in a single-season. Cedrick Wilson caught touchdown passes of 14 and 24 yards. Dalton Schultz made a 2-yard touchdown catch with 1:45 remaining in the second quarter and had a 9-yarder with five seconds left in the half.

The Cowboys now have scored touchdowns on 12 consecutive red zone possessions.

They have set a franchise scoring record, breaking the previous mark of 479 points set by the 1983 team.

Ezekiel Elliott has 56 yards on nine carries, including a 26-yarder, giving him 1,255 scrimmage yards for the season. Elliott is the second player in NFL history with 1,250 scrimmage yards and eight total touchdowns in each of his first six seasons, joining LaDainian Tomlinson.

The Eagles, playing without 16 starters, including 10 on defense, were competitive for most of the first half. But the game got away from them in the final two minutes.

Kenneth Gainwell ran for 7-yard touchdown with 3:40 remaining until intermission, tying the game 17-17. But after Dalton’s first score of the night just inside two minutes, the Eagles had a holding penalty and then a 13-yard sack of Gardner Minshew by DeMarcus Lawrence.

Arryn Siposs‘ punt went only 21 yards, giving the Cowboys the ball at the Eagles 43. It took Dallas only four plays to get back in the end zone.

Minshew is 12-of-19 for 106 yards and a touchdown subbing for Jalen Hurts, who is inactive.

13 responses to “Dak Prescott has 240 yards, four TDs as Cowboys lead 30-17 at halftime

  1. Cowboys are stat-padding against an Eagles team with COVID reserves and practice squad players. Congrats Dallas.

  2. Dak must want to win the Comeback Player of the Year over Joe Burrow. Personally I still go with Burrow.

  3. Dak will stay in as long as it takes to throw his 5th TD against scrubs.
    That’s been his career: Garbage time yards.

  4. Remember the game game between these two teams earlier in the year when the Eagles had all there starters?? Not much difference other than the names on their jerseys.

  5. Haters gonna cry.
    I smell a sweep of the NFC East by the Cowboys.
    Dak owns the NFC East.

  6. I don’t care if the cheerleaders are playing for the eagles. Spanking Philly is always a treat. Let the crying in Philly begin!!!! Ha ha ha.

  7. Ladies. Dallas is missing key players as well. Find something else to snowflake about. Dak is horrible I know. Jerrah an idiot. Blah blah. Tyron Smith. Micha Parsons, Trevon Diggs, Michael Gallup. Tony Pollard. See, people who actually know football realize those are some of Cowboys bear players. Go have a cheesesteak and some whine.

  8. So unfair!!! Playing Jaquan Hardy against Phillys 2nd team!!! 51-20 y’all. #learntotackle #sheglessuck

  9. Dallas … owns NFC East

    Also Dallas….. owns nobody else.

    One and done. AGAIN. What’s this gonna be 27 years now?

  10. richndc says:
    January 8, 2022 at 10:57 pm
    Ladies. Dallas is missing key players as well. Find something else to snowflake about. Dak is horrible I know. Jerrah an idiot. Blah blah. Tyron Smith. Micha Parsons, Trevon Diggs, Michael Gallup. Tony Pollard. See, people who actually know football realize those are some of Cowboys bear players. Go have a cheesesteak and some whine.
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    Haha – Cowboys fans getting fired up about beating NFC Least. Wait till they get spanked again in the playoffs by a real team. Great to see Dak/Lamb/Cooper/Elliot tear it up against back-ups.

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