Sunday Night Football: Eagles dominate Cooper Rush, Cowboys 20-3 in first half

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The Cowboys never had a quarterback controversy within the building. They no longer have one outside the building.

Dak Prescott could return next week, and it won’t be soon enough for Cowboys Nation.

Cooper Rush threw two interceptions — his first two of the season — and passed for only 36 yards in the first half as the Eagles dominated the Cowboys. Philadelphia leads 20-3 at halftime.

The Eagles ran 38 plays and gained 173 yards in the first half against the Cowboys vaunted defense. The Eagles defense held Dallas to 81 total yards. In six possessions, Dallas had two punts, two interceptions, threw an incompletion on fourth-and-one at its own 34 and kicked a field goal.

C.J. Gardner-Johnson and Darius Slay each had an interception, and James Bradberry had four pass breakups, including one that led to Gardner-Johnson’s pick.

The Eagles scored touchdowns on a 5-yard run by Miles Sanders and a 15-yard catch-and-run by A.J. Brown on a throw from Jalen Hurts. Jake Elliott returned from his injury to kick field goals of 51 and 34 yards.

Hurts is 11-of-17 for 111 yards and a touchdown, and Brown has four catches for 45 yards and a touchdown. Sanders has run for 39 yards and a touchdown on nine carries.

The Cowboys trailed 20-0 late in the first half when Cowboys returner KaVontae Turpin took Elliott’s kickoff 62 yards to the Eagles 41. Noah Brown caught what initially was ruled a 12-yard touchdown — an amazing catch — but replay overturned it as the Cowboys receiver landed out of bounds.

The Cowboys had to settle for a 30-yard Brett Maher field goal, getting them on the scoreboard with 29 seconds remaining in the half.

Rush is 5-of-16 for 36 yards and two interceptions.

16 responses to “Sunday Night Football: Eagles dominate Cooper Rush, Cowboys 20-3 in first half

  1. Jerrah ain’t happy – he knows even WITH Dakota playing they’d still be behind!

  2. I tried telling everyone. This Eagles team isn’t just hype. I truly think they are the best team in the league.

  3. First…Cooper Rush has played better than anybody would have expected until tonight. Second…the Eagles better start getting the love from all the talking heads that the darlings of the NFL (Chiefs and Bills) are getting. Eagles are the real deal!

  4. chue says:
    October 16, 2022 at 10:26 pm
    First…Cooper Rush has played better than anybody would have expected until tonight. Second…the Eagles better start getting the love from all the talking heads that the darlings of the NFL (Chiefs and Bills) are getting. Eagles are the real deal

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    After watching the 3rd quarter, you may want to revise this post

  5. chue says:
    October 16, 2022 at 10:26 pm
    First…Cooper Rush has played better than anybody would have expected until tonight. Second…the Eagles better start getting the love from all the talking heads that the darlings of the NFL (Chiefs and Bills) are getting. Eagles are the real deal

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    Cooper Rush is picking the Eagles apart and has the Cowboys working 3 points. If the Eagles can’t get it together Dallas will win this game

  6. Two years ago I said Hurts would be one of the best quarterbacks in the NFC. I was mocked and ridiculed by all the football experts on here. I was not only right I was DAMN RIGHT!

  7. Love the birds but concerned about their inability to finish drives and am still not completely sold on hurts. Lots of weapons but not enough points in my opinion.

  8. nhpats2011 says:
    October 16, 2022 at 10:44 pm

    Cooper Rush is picking the Eagles apart and has the Cowboys working 3 points. If the Eagles can’t get it together Dallas will win this game

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    The Eagles got it together and won the game. The cowboys didn’t score another point. Turns out once you take away the bootleg to the uncovered TE, rush couldn’t hit anyone consistently.

  9. Listen, i love Hurts. He shows up early for work, but i need him to start staying late (after half time, eagles struggle)

  10. There are 4 teams in the NFC with winning records. Eagles are one of them. They have played 2 of the other 3 and beat them. I guess they haven’t played anybody good? Philly defense is either sacking you at an alarming rate, or playing run first up front and coverage on the back end and picking you off. That’s what they did last night. Good football team, good coaching, great character. Coaching and character clearly lacking in the Dallas side. Parsons and Diggs lost any respect I had for them. Parsons left unblocked all night was my favorite. Come get us said the eagles and then ran around, through, or passed by him because he can’t cover.

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