The Cowboys’ stock had fallen way down after three straight losses but with the division lead on the line, Dallas dominated the competition. Eagles coach Doug Pedersen had prematurely predicted a victory but after this trouncing handed to him by Jason Garrett, he might want to re-think that strategy going forward.
The Eagles would get the first possession but it did not last very long for Philly...FUMBLE...Dallas Goedert or Dallas Got-It? Dallas definitely got it, thanks to Maliek Collins:
Just a few plays later and we have Cowboy-on-former-Cowboy crime, Tavon Austin embarrassed Orlando Scandrick:
How bad was it for Scandrick?
Tavon Austin got this man fired. https://t.co/gfFMzgjday— Patrik [No C] Walker (@VoiceOfTheStar) October 21, 2019
With the Cowboys quickly up on the scoreboard by way of their first opening drive touchdown of the season, the Eagles needed to strike back...instead...you hate to see it. DeMarcus Lawrence wrecks Carson Wentz’s drive goals in a big way, shoutout to Antwaun Woods for the recovery.
I look forward to the apologies from all the DeMarcus Lawrence doubters from last week. pic.twitter.com/RdtPHLPvTS— John Owning (@JohnOwning) October 21, 2019
Ezekiel Elliott cashes this fumble in with a demoralizing run and Malcom Jenkins was not ready for the smoke.
ZEKE IS RUNNING STRONG @DallasCowboys take an early two-TD lead. #DallasCowboys @EzekielElliott— NFL (@NFL) October 21, 2019
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Okay, so Zeke’s knee was ruled down, in the immortal words of the late award-winning artist Aliyah, “At first you don’t succeed, dust yourself off and try again.”:
Cowboys quickly have a two-touchdown lead with five minutes left in the first quarter. I guess the Cowboys heard all the criticism about their slow starts. The Eagles did get a tiny bit of redemption aided by two defensive penalties on the Cowboys. Carson Wentz finds Dallas Goedert and this time he does hang onto the ball:
After trading punts the Cowboys were back on offense. As Dak Prescott looks for his main man Amari Cooper for a back-breaking score, it’s wiped away by a Tyron Smith-holding call and offensive pass interference. Funny, the officials see the hold but not the helmet-to-helmet?
Not sure how the refs missed this helmet to helmet hit on Amari Cooper. pic.twitter.com/PuXXk0fD2k— Marcus Mosher (@Marcus_Mosher) October 21, 2019
On second-and-nine, Randall Cobb makes a fantastic play but Scandrick is able to make the touchdown-saving tackle. Derek Barnett with a few tricks up his sleeve in hopes to slow these Cowboys down:
Derek Barnett is at the 22-yard line when Dak Prescott lets go of the football, no signs of injury.— RJ Ochoa (@rjochoa) October 21, 2019
He very clearly sees Dak, Randall Cobb, and Michael Gallup hurrying up at about the five-yard line (17-second mark).
He then walks to the goal line and sits down out of nowhere. pic.twitter.com/WlWPHKDh2v
Dak Prescott’s roll out fools every Eagles’ defender and he finds a wide-open Blake Jarwin for the touchdown:
Fake to @EzekielElliott and @Dak hits the wide open Blake Jarwin!@DallasCowboys lead 21-7. #DallasCowboys— NFL (@NFL) October 21, 2019
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The Eagles respond with a quick three-and-out. On the next Cowboys’ drive, Rasul Douglas must have not met Amari Cooper before. Allow me to introduce you two:
At 1:34 left in the half, the Eagles finally hold the Cowboys to a field goal attempt. Brett Maher obliges and puts Dallas up 24-7:
With a chance to do something before halftime, Wentz is forced to wince by none other than Robert Quinn, that’s sack number six for the Cobra:
Robert Quinn is so good— Young Skywalker 'Luke Podtalker' (@BecauseCowboys) October 21, 2019
He was abusing Dillard early and often with the speed rush. Dillard has put on film that he struggles with the bull rush and BOOM. Quinn just walks him back. Quinn+D Law is such a dynamic duo #CowboysNation pic.twitter.com/aO2oIaSpEO
After the punt, the Eagles defense gets a little goofy, allowing two back-to-back sideline catches to Jason Witten, each stopping the clock. With :04 left on the clock, Brett Maher sets three records with one kick... one really long kick:
Longest field goal in Cowboys’ history...check
Career long for Brett Maher...check
First kicker to make three field goals of 60+ yards...check
Cowboys K Brett Maher is first player in NFL history to make three field goals of 60 yards or more in his career. And he's first to make a 60-yarder in consecutive games. Good from 63 tonight vs. Eagles, from 62 last week vs. Jets and from 62 last year vs. Eagles.— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) October 21, 2019
Cowboys lead Eagles 27-7 at the half.
The Eagles defense did what no team has done thus far this season by stopping the Cowboys in the third quarter. Philadelphia’s offense possesses the ball for nearly six minutes but the drive ends with only three points...not going to cut the mustard, Eagles.
On the next Cowboys’ possession, Malcom Jenkins gets a little handsy with Dak Prescott, who was clearly not having that:
End of three and the Eagles have to get a big stop on this Cowboys’ third-down.
On the next play, Dak Prescott picks on the Eagles’ secondary with this 28-yard pitch to Amari Cooper for another third-down conversion:
A Jason Witten holding call forces the Cowboys to settle for the field goal and Brett Maher drills it to extend the lead to 20 points again. Cowboys 30, Eagles 10.
Carson Wentz looks for Zach Ertz along the sideline but he’s out of bounds. Initially ruled a catch, Jason Garrett challenged and won, it’s INCOMPLETE. So, naturally on the next play:
Dak Prescott gets a little greedy late and throws an end zone pick himself. However, no harm, no foul, as Wentz was in the giving mood:
Another Cowboys takeaway! Carson Wentz drops the snap - Kerry Hyder recovers! pic.twitter.com/K9tNdVmCBg— Tom Downey (@WhatGoingDowney) October 21, 2019
Two plays later, Dak Prescott gets the ultimate revenge on Malcom Jenkins and overtakes a legend’s franchise record with the keeper-score:
With less than 10 minutes to go, that was all she wrote for this one. The Dallas Cowboys thoroughly dominated the Eagles at every turn. The Cowboys keep their stranglehold on the NFC East,