The Dallas Cowboys lost for the second time this season on Sunday night and while there is some important perspective to take away losing to a division rival is always tough.
The second half was impressive given how poor the Dallas offense looked in the first, but thankfully it appears as if quarterback Dak Prescott will be back next week.
We spent the entire game putting together recaps by quarter with relevant information and updates. If you’d like to read it in chronological order head on to the bottom and scroll up.
FINAL: Dallas 17, Philadelphia 26
The Cowboys wrote the script for a magical second half throughout the third quarter but just ran out of gas in the fourth. Philadelphia put together an impressive touchdown drive once the Cowboys narrowed things to 3 and were able to make it a 9-point game.
All told the second half was mostly prolific on the Dallas side, but the Eagles walked away with the win and undefeated into their bye week.
We will see them again on Christmas Eve.
Give the Dallas Cowboys credit, they got to work early in the second half.
Philadelphia received to start things off and the Cowboys were able to force a punt. After that Dallas dug in and ripped off their first touchdown-scoring drive of the season thanks to Ezekiel Elliott.
TOUCHDOWN ZEKE!— Blogging The Boys (@BloggingTheBoys) October 17, 2022
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Dallas continued to grind defensively and forced another punt. This gave Cooper Rush and Co. another opportunity to work and they began marching down the field.
Offensively the Cowboys had success in the third quarter but over long and time-consuming drives. The third quarter ended with them knocking on the door for more points.
Score at the end of the 3rd Quarter: Dallas 10, Philadelphia 20
The dam finally broke.
Philadelphia took advantage of a short field to start the quarter and got into the end zone. A flat Cowboys offense was unable to do much throughout the quarter which all told allowed them to put up 17 points.
According to ESPN Stats & Information, Cooper Rush is 0 for 5 with two picks on passes traveling at least 10 yards downfield. His three completions have totaled 8 air yards.— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) October 17, 2022
Near the end of the quarter the Cowboys got down near the goal line and almost punched it in before settling for a field goal.
There is an entire half remaining, but it is going to be an uphill climb for the Cowboys.
Score at the end of the 2nd Quarter: Dallas 3, Philadelphia 20
As far as scoring was concerned it was a pretty boring first quarter.
We all know that the Cowboys have been relying on their great defense and they did get a big-time sack from Dorance Armstrong early in the game.
Dorance Armstrong >— Blogging The Boys (@BloggingTheBoys) October 17, 2022
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The first quarter ended with Philadelphia in scoring position, though.
Score at the end of the 1st Quarter: Dallas 0, Philadelphia 0