Dak Prescott throws five touchdown passes as Cowboys cruise to a 51-26 win over Eagles

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The Eagles were missing 16 starters Saturday night. The Cowboys played most of their regulars, though they were without three of five Pro Bowlers.

The result was predictable.

The Cowboys gained 475 yards and scored on eight of nine possessions, not counting kneel downs to end the game, in beating up on the Eagles 51-26.

The Cowboys moved to 12-5 and remained alive to move up as high as the No. 2 seed, though it will take a lot of help. The Eagles finish the regular season 9-8 and are headed to the postseason as a wild-card team.

Dak Prescott completed 21 of 27 passes for 295 yards and a career-best five touchdowns. His 37 touchdowns for the season broke Tony Romo’s franchise record of 36 set in 2007.

Ezekiel Elliott went over 1,000 yards for the season, gaining 87 yards on 18 carries.

Cedrick Wilson caught five passes for a career-high 119 yards and two touchdowns, and Dalton Schultz had three catches for 21 yards and two touchdowns. Amari Cooper caught five passes for 79 yards, and CeeDee Lamb contributed two receptions for 45 yards.

The Eagles hung with the Cowboys until the final two minutes of the first half when Dallas broke a 17-17 tie with two touchdowns in the final 1:45 of the second quarter.

Gardner Minshew, starting for Jalen Hurts, completed 19 of 33 passes for 186 yards with two touchdowns and an interception.

The Eagles gained 315 yards against a Dallas defense missing Micah Parsons, the presumptive defensive rookie of the year, and its starting secondary.

37 responses to “Dak Prescott throws five touchdown passes as Cowboys cruise to a 51-26 win over Eagles

  1. What a beatdown and confidence builder for a SB run….we click like that we will be holding our 6Th Lombardi Troohy….How Bout Those Cowboys!!!

  2. Philly has no future with Hurts or Minshew, who only gets talked about because of his mustache. Both back up QBs. They didn’t beat one team with a winning record. They are going to get destroyed next week. Worst team to ever make the playoffs.

  3. Now the cowboy fans are going to come out in droves to thump their chests about how Dak and his starting team beat up on a Philly team with second string secondary and a backup QB. Then next week whoever they face will shutdown that running game and Dak will flounder with boy wonder calling plays and McCarthy will mismanage the clock and Dallas will be bounced from playoffs.

  4. Dak pads his stats in a meaningless game.
    Nothing new here.
    But when a game really counts…

  5. Can we stop with records be broken in the 17th game. In a few years it will be 18 games. Romo did it in 16 games and Dak didn’t break the record last week.

  6. Cue Jerry’s boys going into the Playoffs overconfident from this win and bowing out quickly after game 1.

  7. Severely depleted teams. It recently happened with the Saints and now the Eagles. Hope this doesn’t happen in the Super Bowl.

  8. What has now been confirmed – the Dallas Cowpies are a bad team that cannot beat teams with a significant winning record. They mash bad teams like the Philthy one, but are not going to beat anyone in the playoffs with that level of skill.

    The Philthy team is as overrated a team as there has been and they cannot beat ANYONE with a winning record. They are toast in the playoffs.

    The NFC East is a pretender division. They’ll be one and one and out again.

  9. “Dak Prescott completed 21 of 27 passes for 295 yards and a career-best five touchdowns. His 37 touchdowns for the season broke Tony Romo’s franchise record of 36 set in 2007.”

    I’m a Cowboys fan but records broke in the 17th game should be in a separate list. And it should at least be pointed out in reporting that it came in 17 games.

  10. Come on now! Eagles rested 16 starters, of course Dallas would beat them. I don’t understand why Dallas didn’t start pulling regulars late.

  11. Entertaining game until the half. Both teams came to play, but there’s only so much 2nd and 3rd stringers can do against most of the starters. No idea what my birds will do in the playoffs.

  12. The Eagles were using “rope-a-dope” on the Cowboys. We’ll see who the dope is next week…

  13. Cowboys beat a bad Eagles team that over achieved in 2021 and they’re acting like they won the Super Bowl. Who cares? Dallas still can’t beat the real contenders in the NFC. Dallas will get bounced in the first round of the playoffs.
    I hope AZ draws Dallas in RD1 of the playoffs. AZ will a bunch of starters back on both sides of the ball (8-10) who didn’t play in that last game and will be almost at full strength with excellent pass pro in front of Kyler Murray who has the 2nd highest pass grade amongst NFL QBs with an elite 89.9 passing grade, his 84.5 PFF grade ranks of 6th of 39 QBs ranked n his 8.7 YD/AVG/ATT ranks 4th overall. Murray will carve Dallas up again and send them home early.

  14. Kinda like the saints vs miami game,except saints had no choice on not playing starters and the game had relevance.

  15. A couple guys have complained Dak beat Romo’s record in 17 games so, he doesn’t deserve any credit for that, or needs an asterik.

    I guess y’all missed the fact that Dak didn’t play against Minnesota. He actually played in 16 games this season. Same as Romo when he set the record.

  16. nagyisterrible says:
    January 8, 2022 at 11:55 pm
    Philly has no future with Hurts or Minshew, who only gets talked about because of his mustache. Both back up QBs. They didn’t beat one team with a winning record. They are going to get destroyed next week. Worst team to ever make the playoffs.
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    Clearly you’ve never watched the Texans in the playoffs!

  17. Dallas lost to KC, AZ, Tampa and LV. But they hung 50+ points on Covid reserves in Washington and Philadelphia. Wonderful.

  18. Cowboys fans who aren’t in denial probably noted that until the shanked punt gave the ‘boys the ball in good field position and they tacked on a TD at the end of the half, the Eagles’ JV was actually keeping up with Dak and his fellow starters. Up to that point, Guys like Minshew, Huntley, Tyree Jackson, and Richard Rogers (the last two were on the practice squad all year, not even second or third stringers) had basically battled the Dallas starters to a draw. Not good.

  19. boysroll says:
    January 8, 2022 at 11:48 pm
    What a beatdown and confidence builder for a SB run….we click like that we will be holding our 6Th Lombardi Troohy….How Bout Those Cowboys!!!
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    How about that spelling?

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