10/20 22:30 CDT Cowboys run over Eagles, take 1st in NFC East with 37-10 win
Cowboys run over Eagles, take 1st in NFC East with 37-10 win
By SCHUYLER DIXON
AP Pro Football Writer
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) --- Ezekiel Elliott ran over safety Malcolm Jenkins on
his way to 111 yards and a touchdown, Dak Prescott threw an easy scoring pass
on a great fake to his star running back before a TD run and the Cowboys rolled
to a 37-10 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night.
The Cowboys (4-3) won with the NFC East lead on the line while ending a
three-game losing streak that followed their 3-0 start and clouded high
expectations for the defending division champs.
Carson Wentz threw an interception and had two of Philadelphia's three lost
fumbles. The Eagles (3-4) dropped their second straight game after a two-game
winning streak that looked like it might get their season going.
Brett Maher finished the highest-scoring half against Doug Pederson since he
became coach of the Eagles in 2016, kicking a 63-yarder on the final play
before halftime for a 27-7 lead.
Maher, the only kicker in NFL history with multiple field goals of at least 62
yards, now has three after kicking a 62-yarder last week against the New York
Jets. His other from 62 was against the Eagles last season, his first in the
Prescott's 8-yard scoring run was the 21st of his career, breaking Roger
Staubach's record of 20 rushing TDs by a quarterback.
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