The Dallas Cowboys took an early 21-0 lead on the road against the Philadelphia Eagles in a Sunday evening game to determine who would be the leader in the NFC East. The Eagles then took a 24-21 lead in the second half but the Cowboys would wind up holding on to the game as they ran off with a 38-27 victory. The Eagles had a -3.5 favorite line to them at Lincoln Financial Field and while they made an effort to come back, it was not enough.
Two of the Cowboys' first three touchdowns came from touchdown passes to Dez Bryant. The Eagles would make a big run for it as Chris Polk had two rushing touchdown and the Eagles scored off of a fumble. Darren Sproles had a touchdown run not long after Tony Romo lost the football on a sack.
The Cowboys would take back the lead last in the third with DeMarco Murray's second rushing touchdown of the game. Bryant got another touchdown catch not too long after that.
Two of Mark Sanchez's drives during the fourth quarter resulted in turnovers. First, Brent Celek fumbled the ball although it had to be ruled through a challenge flag. Second, Sanchez threw an interception right after the two minute warning to Bruce Carter.
Tony Romo went 22-31 and had 265 passing yards and three touchdowns for the Cowboys. Dez Bryant had 114 receiving yards on six carries and Jeremy Mincey and Tyrone Crawford both had two sacks each.
For the Eagles, Mark Sanchez went 17-28 for 252 passing yards and two interceptions. Jeremy Maclin had 98 receiving yards on four receptions.
The Cowboys have a 10-4 record and have sole possession of the NFC East lead. They have also won all of their road games this year. The Eagles are 9-5 and are one game behind not only the Cowboys for the division but also behind Seattle and Green Bay for a wild card position.
The two teams split their games this year. The Eagle won in Arlington 33-10 on Thanksgiving.