The Dallas Cowboys are in first place of the NFC East after beating the Philadelphia Eagles last night 20-16 in Philadelphia.
The game breaker was a 49-yard touchdown pass to Miles Austin, his only catch of the game. Austin somehow flew past Sheldon Brown and was wide open for a lofting touchdown pass from Tony Romo, who was 21 of 34 for 307 yards, one TD and one interception.
The Cowboys were 7 for 15 on third down plays and the defense held the Eagles to 4-12 on third down plays, plus a huge fourth down stop of a Donovan McNabb sneak.
The Cowboys still had too many penalties, with 11 for 70 yards.
The Cowboys rushed the ball just 23 times and passed it 34 times include 12 passes on first down. I am not sure I am a fan of this ratio. I would have liked to see the Cowboys run the ball a tad bit more.
The Cowboys also broke out the Wildcat offense, and had decent success with it. Tashard Choice seemed to lead the way in that form of offense.
All in all, this was a very good outcome for the Dallas Cowboys.
The defense showed up and the offense played well enough to beat the Eagles late.
First place belongs to the Silver and Blue this week.