It was all Cowboys in overtime in Arlington, Texas on Sunday. After receiving the kickoff in OT, Dak Prescott led Dallas on a 13-play, 75-yard drive that resulted in an Amari Cooper touchdown reception that won them the game. Luck was clearly on their side, however, as Philadelphia’s Rasul Douglas initially tipped the pass into the air by jumping the route, but the ball landed perfectly in Cooper’s hands and he had an easy walk into the endzone.
With the Cowboy’s 29-23 win against the Eagles in OT, they push their record to 8-5 and the Eagles fall to 6-7. Also, the Cowboys increase their commanding divisional lead to two-games, with only three more games to play in the regular season. The Cowboys are riding a five-game winning streak and hope to maintain that momentum these next few games and hopefully into the playoffs.
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Dak Prescott had a big game passing the football. He went 42/54 for 455 yards, three touchdowns, and two interceptions. On the receiving end, Amari Cooper has an amazing game, catching 10 passes for 217 yards and three touchdowns. Ezekiel Elliott ran the ball 28 times for 113 yards.
For the Eagles, Carson Wentz went 22/32 for 228 yards and three touchdowns. Alshon Jeffery caught six passes for 50 yards and one touchdown. While the Eagles actually had less turnovers, less penalties, and were more efficient in the red zone, what really hurt them was that they did got dominated in time of possession. The Cowboys had the ball for around 45 minutes, while the Eagles only had the ball about 22 minutes.
It is the Cowboys’ division to lose at this point, with the Eagles and Redskins both reeling. Also, the Cowboys have a fairly easy remaining schedule, with only one divisional game against the 5-8 Giants coming up.
Eagles: Head to LA to face the Rams next Sunday.
Cowboys: Head to Indianapolis to face the Colts next Sunday.