(CTN News) – After defeating lesser teams over the past four weeks, both the media and fans were wondering if the Dallas Cowboys could overcome their past deficiencies and defeat a good team.
Well, in a primetime showdown on Sunday night against the Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas not only secured the necessary victory but did so impressively against their division rivals, 33-13.
With the win, the Cowboys managed to equal Philadelphia’s 10-3 record and, at least for now, sit atop the NFC East standings thanks to tiebreakers.
This also marks the first time since 1994-96 that Dallas has achieved double-digit wins in three consecutive seasons. The Cowboys also extended their home winning streak to 15 games, which includes a 7-0 record this year at AT&T Stadium.
In a game between MVP candidate quarterbacks, Dak Prescott continued his masterful play, finishing with 271 yards, two touchdown passes, and no interceptions for a passer rating of 99.4.
Tight end Jake Ferguson led the team’s receiving corps with 72 receiving yards, narrowly surpassing CeeDee Lamb, who had 71.
Dallas also rushed for a total of 138 yards, with Tony Pollard accumulating 59 rushing yards and Rico Dowdle adding 46. In total, the Cowboys amassed 394 yards of offense, and most importantly, they were 3 for 3 in the red zone.
Certainly, Dallas’ defense did its job in keeping Philadelphia’s offense out of the end zone. The Cowboys recorded three fumble recoveries and at the same time, limited quarterback Jalen Hurts to just 197 passing yards and an 88.0 rating.
The Eagles totaled 324 offensive yards but were only able to convert 44 percent of their third-down attempts.