Eagles vs Cowboys: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The Eagles remain the only undefeated team in the NFL by finding a way to beat the Dallas Cowboys 26-17 to win again after nearly blowing a 20-point lead at Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday night. The Eagles started their third season in franchise history 6-0 (two other times in 1981 and 2004). The Eagles used an explosive 20-point second quarter to win. So far this season, he has only scored 112 points in the second quarter, 14 points in the first quarter, 17 points in the third quarter, and 18 points in the fourth quarter. Jalen Hurts modestly completed 15 of 25 passes over 155 yards and 2 touchdowns, AJ Brown caught 5 passes for a team best 67 yards and second touchdown of the season, Miles Sanders took 18 carry and 71 I rushed towards the yard. touch down. The Eagles’ defense put some heat on the Cowboys’ backup quarterback Cooper Rush. He completed 181 of 38 yards and touchdowns and threw three interceptions, two by safety CJ Gardner-Johnson and one by cornerback Darius Slay. Dallas only flipped the ball twice in their first five games after entering the game. The Eagles won without a pro ball right tackle Lane Johnson during the second half under concussion protocol after Johnson did a wholesome job of locking Dallas off linebacker Micah Parsons. The Eagles’ 26-17 win over Dallas has been good, bad, and ugly. 2nd and 9th on Good on Dallas 29, Hurts turned to Brown for a 22-yard gain and first down in the Dallas Seven with 7:32 minutes left. Next Play Hurts hit DeVonta Smith with a touchdown pass, filling a thin lead with a 26-17 cushion with 7:02 left. At Dallas 45, just past 10, running-back Kenneth Gainwell made his first down to 5 yards at 3rd and 4th. They extended the Eagles’ drive and protected their slim 20-17 lead. At Dallas 26, at third base and ninth base, cornerback Darius Slay made a rush pass to Michael Gallup with 5:14 minutes left in the second quarter, which eventually led to Jake Elliott’s second field goal. Slay hit another pass at second base with 1:17 left at 41 for the Eagles. It’s heartbreaking to see the Eagles lead 14-0 with Brown’s second TD reception of the season at Dallas 15 with 4:07 left in the first half. Cornerback James Bradberry misses a pass for Gallup. Safety CJ Gardner-Johnson cut the bias at Dallas 44 with 14 minutes and 47 seconds left in the first half. Bradberry missed another rush pass with 9 minutes and 24 seconds left in the first half with an important 4-1 in Dallas. 34. The defensive pass led to a 51-yard field goal from Elliott and an overwhelming lead by the 17-0 Eagles. Gardner-Johnson later made a second interception with a dive catch, saving the game with 5 minutes and 3 seconds remaining. Defensive Brandon Graham pressed Rush to intercept. On the Eagles’ first goal, left guard Landon Dickerson handled Dallas’ tackle Chauncey Golston, creating a lane for Sanders to record the Eagles’ first touchdown. Dickerson twisted and then buried Golston. Eagles coach Nick Sirianni is aiming for quads and quads in the Dallas 10 with 08 minutes left in the first quarter. Dallas’ neutral zone violation created a 5-yard TD run for Sanders in the first play of the second quarter. On the Eagles’ second drive, with 3:38 left in the first quarter, Dallas 38 hit 4 or 3. It was the most important play in shaping the tenor of the game. It was a great design play that made Parsons hesitate for a moment about the wrong direction and allowed Hurts to throw a short pass to Brown for an 11-yard gain. Johnson, who played well against Parsons, didn’t stop him at all. Parsons came forward and didn’t know what to do. Hurry up Hurts or come to pick up Brown running next to him. The fourth downconversion set the Eagles’ first score in the game. Hurts’ 21-yard completion backed up tight Jack Stoll from the Eagles’ second drive, bringing the ball to the Eagles’ 43 at second and eighth. It didn’t seem like much of a big deal, but the Eagles started attacking. Safety Marcus Epps had a dive bias at third and fourth at Dallas 41 in the second series of the Cowboys. Defensive Tackle Jordan Davis stopped Tony Pollard for a two yard gain in 10 on one on the Cowboys’ second drive, Dallas 35, against Dallas Center Tyler Biadaz. Defensive end Josh Sweat is stopping Ezekiel Elliott on the Cowboys’ first drive at Dallas 24. Linebacker Kyzir White is hitting Rush’s first pass of the game for CeeDee Lamb. The Bad Hurts missed Brown in the Eagles’ 3’s and 8’s of 44 on their first drive. The wound opened him and overturned him. Brown drops Jalen Hurts’ first pass of the game at Eagles’ 35. Linebacker Haason Reddick couldn’t get out of the block of Cowboys right tackle Terence Steele in the first play of the game when Lamb finished 35 games. 8 yards. With 15/15 left in the third quarter, with the Eagles’ 24 to second base 14, Reddick failed to beat the Eagles’ 12th-placed Elliott in the final play of the third quarter. A very rare mistake by Ugly center Jason Kelce, miscommunication between Kelce and Hurts led to the mistake of Kelce bouncing the ball while Hurts were still signaling. The Eagles recovered their mistake at Dallas 42 at 2:46. Gardner-Johnson and Epps both sniffed Dallas tight end Jake Ferguson in the Cowboys’ 7 yard, 4th quarter touchdown reception at 14:39, driving Dallas to 20-17. 14:54 With the game remaining, Slay was asked to make illegal contacts 3 and 2 in Eagles’ 12. This flag gave Dallas a goal for Ferguson. Linebacker TJ Edwards lost Ferguson to 10 in a single at Eagles’ 47 for a 22-yard gain. The play was followed by Ezekiel Elliott’s 14-yard touchdown run with 8:19 left in the third quarter. After an excellent performance in Elliott’s third quarter touchdown run, Steele completely knocked out the defensive tackle Fletcher Cox. Then Cox saw Elliott running right on the back end. Linebackers Kyron Johnson and Nakobe Dean blocked KaVontea Turpin’s return from a 63-yard kickoff to score the Cowboys’ only points in the first half. The only other flaw in the otherwise perfect half was when tackle Jordan Mailata left 2:21 minutes left in the second quarter, which was flagged as a wrong start. The Eagles had to be content with Elliott’s 34-yard field goal and a 20-0 lead with a third and 18 left in Dallas 28. Joseph Santoliquito is an award-winning Philadelphia local sports writer who has featured articles on SI.com, ESPN.com, NFL.com, MLB.com, Deadspin and The Philadelphia Daily News. In 2006 he was nominated for an Emmy for his special project “Love at First Beep” on ESPN.com. He is best known for his award-winning ESPN.com feature on high school wrestler AJ Detwiler, who appeared on SportsCenter in February 2006. In 2015 he was elected president of the Boxing Writers Association of America.
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