Philly Hangs on in Big D Thanks to Run Game

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  1. ThaBayouChef

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    Both teams came into this matchup desperately needing a victory. The Eagles and Cowboys came in as bottom dwellars in the staggared NFC East, so the winner knew they would still be very much alive in the division race. The Eagles offense was actually about 60/40 pass to run on the day, but it seemed each time either L. McCoy or D. Lewis would touch the ball they would get big yardage on the play. They combined for 154 yards on the day. Scary moment for the Eagles however, as McCoy went down with a mild MCL sprain late in the 4th quarter. X-rays were confirmed negative afterwards though so he should be good to go next week when the Eagles take on the Falcons. Besides their run game, the Eagles defense played huge in this game. Creating 3 turnovers (which has been an area the Eagles have struggled in this year compared to recent years), and the key INT coming on what would be the Cowboys final drive of the game. Demeco Ryans stepped under a route and picked off Romo inside the Eagles 30 yard line to seal the game. Dion Lewis would run out the clock for the Eagles as they took this key division matchup 26-21.

    With the win the Eagles find themselves at 3-5, surprisingly only a game behind division leading Washington who's currently 4-4. After 3 simmed losses on the season the Eagles will take it. Next up for them will be the aforementioned(sp?, lol) Falcons. The Cowboys drop to 1-7 and desperately need to string some W's together to get back into things. In this division though, it seems anything is possible this year.


    Players of the Game:

    PHI RB/Lesean McCoy - 15 carries, 124 yards
    PHI WR/Desean Jackson - 2 catches, 79 yards, 2 TDs

    Dal WR/Miles Austin - 6 catches, 222 yards, 1 TD (monster game)

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  2. CaptMoe

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    nice game, bro. If I had only stopped D-Jax from scoring, it's a different outcome...
     
  3. ThaBayouChef

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    That it is...GG man!
     

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