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Cowboys Delayed for Hours After Plane Deemed 'Not Viable' to Fly Back to Dallas

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistDecember 23, 2019

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - DECEMBER 22: Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys reacts during the second half against the Philadelphia Eagles in the game at Lincoln Financial Field on December 22, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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The offense isn't the only thing broken for the Dallas Cowboys.

According to Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News, the Cowboys had "plane issues" following Sunday's 17-9 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, which left them on team buses at Lincoln Financial Field more than three hours after the game ended.

Mike Fisher of 105.3 The Fan noted the charter plane was deemed "not viable":

mike fisher ✭ @fishsports

ALERT: Putting a crappy capper on #Cowboys night in Philly: the team’s charter plane has been deemed ‘not viable’ for the flight home to DFW. Team officials are working to find another plane. For real. https://t.co/7FLnaP3CpQ

The team was stuck at the stadium until after 10 p.m. ET before the plane issues were fixed and the team could catch a flight, per Gehlken.

It was another disappointing development for Dallas during a day that saw it lose control of the NFC East with a lackluster performance on the road.

The offense failed all game, head coach Jason Garrett made a number of puzzling decisions—including keeping wide receiver Amari Cooper and running back Ezekiel Elliott off the field on a handful of key plays—and the defense saw a solid effort go to waste.

As a result, the Eagles are a game ahead in the division with one game remaining and only have to defeat the 4-11 New York Giants to clinch the NFC East.

Happy travels, Dallas.