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Cowboys vs. Eagles: Sunday Night Football Live Scores, Highlights, and Analysis

ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 23:   Quarterback Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys throws a pass against the St. Louis Rams at the Cowboy Stadium on October 23, 2011 in Arlington, Texas.  The Cowboys defeated the Rams 34 to 7.  (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
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Michael KimbleContributor IIIOctober 30, 2011

The Dallas Cowboys are 3-3 while the Philadelphia Eagles are 2-4 going into this pivotal NFC East showdown. As midseason approaches, this game could put both teams down very different paths as November and December football begins.

The Eagles, which have been a giant disappointment so far this season, are facing a game that would make it extremely difficult for them to bounce back and win the division if they lose.

With a loss, the Eagles would be sitting at 2-5 and having lost two divisional games at home, meaning they would likely have to beat the Giants and the Cowboys on the road if they want to have a chance of jumping ahead of them in the division later.

The Cowboys have had a rollercoaster season so far, blowing big fourth-quarter leads twice. They won a tight game against San Francisco, nearly beat New England at home and blew out St. Louis last week.

If the Cowboys win this one, they have the chance to tie the division lead if the Giants lose to the Dolphins, which is pretty impressive considering the ups and downs this team has already faced during the season.

This game is a must-win for the Eagles, who are playing a big divisional game at home, but for the Cowboys, it is a huge game as well, as they have the chance to build momentum and overtake the NFC East.


Updated score: Eagles 34, Cowboys 7

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