Arlington, TX — The Dallas Cowboys downward spiral continues, this time the damage was done by their division rivals, the Philadelphia Eagles. The Cowboys got off to an early start, going up 0-10 and with 42 seconds remaining in the second quarter it appeared the Cowboys would take that lead into the half. However, on the Eagles 4th and 7 field goal try, Cowboys rookie corner back Chidobe Awuzie was penalized for roughing Eagles kicker Caleb Sturgis. The penalty gave the Eagles a new set of downs on the Cowboys 25 yard line and before the Eagles could get a snap off, the Cowboys shot themselves on the foot again by taking another penalty. This time it was left end DeMarcus Lawrence getting the penalty for a neutral zone infraction. With even a shorter field now, the Eagles quickly got to work. On the first play of the drive Carson Wentz connected with his wide receiver Torrey Smith for an 18 yard gain, putting them at the 1 yard line with 33 seconds remaining in the first half. On the next play it would be Wentz taking it in for a touchdown.
The late touchdown to finish the first half not only cut the Cowboys lead down to three but also opened the flood gates as the Eagles would go on to score two touchdowns in the 3rd quarter.
First touchdown came after a 73 yard run by the number one rusher in the league, Legarrette Blount. That run set the Eagles up at the Cowboys six yard line, which allowed Wentz to throw a short touchdown pass into the end zone to his wide receiver Zach Ertz. Then later in the quarter, Cowboys QB Dak Prescott threw an interception that was taken back for a touchdown. Things kept going downhill from there as the Eagles would again score on their first play of the 4th quarter to take a 28-10 lead.
The final insult to injury came with under two minutes left in the game, Prescott was stripped of the ball in the end zone which was recovered by the Eagles to push their lead to 25. In the end the Eagles came away with the 35-10 win, but bigger than that is their lead in the division. The win improves the Eagles record to 7-3, while the Cowboys drop to 5-5.