As it turns out, the Sunday Night Football pregame crew knew what they were talking about when they predicted the Dallas Cowboys to beat the Philadelphia Eagles.
Led by big-time performances from Stephon Gilmore, Dak Prescott and Micah Parsons, the Cowboys rolled the Eagles 33-13 in primetime to reclaim the NFC East lead for the first time since the early stages of the season.
Parsons delivering high-level performances in big games is nothing new, but it's even more impressive when you consider he popped up on the injury report on Sunday with an illness mere hours before kickoff. Battling the flu, Parsons gave Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson all he could handle.
After the win, a giddy Parsons was followed the locker room by an equally-jubilant Jerry Jones, who shockingly kept a low profile all week leading up to the game.
Ever aware when the cameras are rolling, Jones took a playful shot at Parsons' sickness as the team made its way to celebrate in the locker room.
Jerry Jones jokingly digs Micah Parsons' illness after Cowboys beat the Eagles
Did Jerry just make a funny? He sure did and his quote is extremely relatable for Cowboys fans because Parsons didn't look the part of a player who was battling flu-like symptoms.
Granted, very few athletes are wired like The Lion. With Dallas' playoff fate on the line -- a loss would have all but confirmed them as the No. 5 seed -- nothing was going to deter Parsons from turning in an All-Pro performance. Despite battling a fever and cold sweats, Parsons took the form of a one-man army and bulldozed Lane Johnson into Jalen Hurts for a sack late in the first half.
Keep in mind that Parsons gives up a whopping 80 pounds to the Eagles tackle.
Jones later called the win the most satisfying of the Mike McCarthy era. You know what? The owner is absolutely right. While the Eagles still control their own destiny in the NFC East (they'll win the division if they win out and have a relatively soft schedule), the Cowboys dominated Philly in all three phases.
The game was never really close in the second half, even after Jalen Carter's scoop-and-score touchdown early in the third quarter.
Parsons didn't quite author his own 'Flu Game," but Sunday proved that an ailing Parsons is still one of the best players in the sport. Jones clearly recognizes this and he relayed that with a sarcastic jab at the All-Pro.
Don't worry, Micah. Jones will make up for the sarcasm by making you the richest defensive player in NFL history in a few months time.