The last time the Cowboys played the Eagles in December was last year on Christmas Day when Stephen McGee filled in for an injured Tony Romo, leading them to a 20-7 loss.
The last time the Dallas Cowboys hosted such a downtrodden Eagles team was in Week 16 1998. The Cowboys eked out a 13-9 win with a 7-yard Eric Bjornson rush and two Richie Cunningham field goals.
This is the fourth straight game that the Dallas Cowboys will have faced a rookie quarterback. Never in their franchise history has this been the case.
The last time the Philadelphia Eagles lost 7 games in a row was from Week 15 of 1998 to Week 4 of 1999. They broke their losing streak with a win against the Dallas Cowboys, the same game in which Michael Irvin broke his neck.
The last time the Eagles played the Cowboys with their backup quarterback in December was in 2006 when Jeff Garcia spoiled Dallas’ Christmas 23-7.
The Dallas Cowboys are 60-47 all time against the Eagles. In order to even the series, the Eagles would need to win this game and then sweep the Cowboys for the next six years.
The longest Cowboys winning streak in the series was 11 from 12/10/67 to 11/19/72. This is the third-longest winning streak against a division rival with 13 against the Cardinals (12/16/90 to 12/8/96) and 12 against the Giants (10/27/74 to 10/5/80) being longer.
The Philadelphia Eagles are one of three teams against whom the Cowboys have gotten their postseason revenge. The other two are the Packers and Steelers.
Since losing the 2009 Wild Card playoff in Cowboys Stadium, the Philadelphia Eagles are 2-0. No other team has been able to do this in Cowboys history.
The Cowboys and Eagles are 10-10 in the last 20 games. They are also 10-10 with the Giants. Their only advantage is over the Redskins at 12-8.
The Philadelphia Eagles are the only division foe against whom the Cowboys do not own a tie.
The Dallas Cowboys have more penalties at 90 to the Philadelphia Eagles’ 76. However, the Cowboys have three more penalty yards: 645 to 642.
Through 797 games, the Philadelphia Eagles amassed 12 playoff appearances, 5 division titles, 3 NFL Championships, and 1 Super Bowl appearance. Through the Cowboys’ 797 games, they’ve amassed 30 playoff appearances, 21 division titles, 5 Super Bowl wins, and 8 Super Bowl appearances.