Philadelphia vs. Dallas: Eagles Beat Cowboys in NFC East Battle, 30-27

Mike BurkeCorrespondent IDecember 13, 2010

CHICAGO - NOVEMBER 28: DeSean Jackson #10 of the Philadelphia Eagles returns a kick against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on November 28, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Eagles 31-26. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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This game looked like it might end up similar to the Redskins blowout from earlier this year. The Eagles started with a deep ball to DeSean Jackson. It didn’t go for a touchdown, but Michael Vick would end up punching it in from the one yard line to take the early lead.

However, the Cowboys came back and tied the game in the first quarter after a nice drive that was capped off by a one yard touchdown pass from Jon Kitna to Jason Witten.

The Eagles would score again in the second quarter on a pass to an unusual target, Todd Herremans. They would hold a 14-7 lead until the end of the quarter when the Cowboys tacked on a field goal for a 14-10 halftime score.

As usual, the Eagles played slow in the third quarter and gave the Cowboys their first lead of the night. The Cowboys kicked a field goal early in the quarter and then took the lead on a three-yard Felix Jones touchdown run.

However, the Eagles bounced back as they scored 13 unanswered points. There were two highlights here. First, Jackson ran for a 91-yard touchdown on what appeared to be a hobbled ankle. After that, Dimitri Patterson recorded an interception which gave the Eagles great field position allowing them to add a field goal.

The Eagles let up a late touchdown to Witten with about five minutes remaining in the game, but were able to hold on to the lead and get the victory.

The Eagles now have the outright lead in the NFC East again, but the Giants will play tomorrow night in an attempt to keep up with the Birds.

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