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  • Writer's pictureFagothethird Franklin

Eagles bounced out the playoff hunt, as the Cowboys defeated them 37-17

Philadelphia- The Eagles' secondary could not stop the Cowboys' offense, as their playoff hopes came to an end.

In a game that the Eagles needed, they came out swinging against their rivals the Cowboys in the first half. Jalen Hurts drove his team down the field on their first drive to set up Miles Sanders for a one-yard touchdown, 7-0. Dallas answered the score with a field goal to cut Philadelphia's lead to four, 7-3.

On the Eagles' second possession in the first quarter, Hurts hit DeSean Jackson in stride for a 81-yard touchdown score, which made it a 14-3 score.

Early in the second quarter, the Eagles secondary had a couple of missed tackles and had trouble containing Michael Gallup. Andy Dalton hit Gallup for a touchdown to cut the Eagles' lead to 14-10.

Midway in the quarter, Gallup galloped for a 52-yard run, which put the Cowboys near the five-yard line. The Eagles stuffed the Cowboys on third and goal and forced them to kick a field-goal, which made it a one point game 14-13. After a great drive by Philadelphia, they had to settle for a field-goal late into the quarter to go up 17-13 over Dallas. With .10 seconds left in the half, Dalton hit Gallup for a four-yard touchdown, which put the Cowboys up for the first time in the game, 20-17.

At the start of the the third, the Eagles had some type of miscommunication of the defensive end. Dalton saw the mistake and threw a 52-yard touchdown to Ceedee Lamb to extend the Cowboys' lead, 27-17. Philadelphia could not stop the bleeding, as the Cowboys tacked on a field-goal to go up 30-17.

Going into the fourth, Darius Slay picked off Dalton, which set up the Eagles for a potential score. Three huge penalties on Philadelphia had them moving backwards. On a fourth and long, the Eagles went for it and did not convert. The Cowboys iced the game, as they picked off Hurts with six minutes left in regulation. Dallas ran out the clock and went on to knock off the Eagles.


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