The Dallas Cowboys offense failed to reach the end zone as the Philadelphia Eagles score 30 unanswered points in a 37-9 victory.
Even without four Pro Bowlers in their lineup, the Dallas Cowboys were still confident they could be competitive in their Week 11 matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles. They were very wrong.
After actually leading the game 9-7 going into halftime over their divisional foes, the Cowboys were blown-out in the second half as the Eagles scored 30 unanswered points to ultimately win the game 37-9. With the victory, 9-1 Philly extends their lead in the NFC East with Dallas far behind in second place with a 5-5 record.
In what was likely his worst performance as a professional, Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott completed 18 of his 31 passes for three interceptions and a lost fumble that was returned for a defensive touchdown.
Despite leading the Cowboys with eight receptions for 63 yards, it’s his missed opportunities that will likely haunt wide receiver Dez Bryant. Fellow receiver Terrance Williams had four catches for 35 yards. But Williams also had a bobbled-reception that turn into an Eagles interception.
Despite never getting the ball in the end zone, the Cowboys rushing attack was fairly successful against Philadelphia. Veteran running back Alfred Morris ran for 91 yards on 17 carries.
Defensively, Dallas was able to limit the Eagles’ high-octane offense to only seven points in the first half. But the Cowboys defense was unable to post a single sack or turnover in the entire game. Defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence, safety Byron Jones, linebacker Anthony Hitchens and safety Xavier Woods all had five total tackles each, leading the team in that category.
With only six games to go, the Cowboys will have an uphill battle making the postseason sitting at .500. And with the win, the Eagles all but assured themselves the NFC East title and a playoff berth.
But the Dallas Cowboys will not have long to lick their wounds following the devastating loss, as they play again in a mere four days. The Cowboys are scheduled to face the 4-6 Los Angeles Chargers at AT&T Stadium on Thanksgiving, this Thursday, November 23rd at 3:30 p.m. CT.