Eagles Destroy Cowboys

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

In a crucial prime time match up between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys, the Eagles wanted to put more distance from others in the NFC East race and the Cowboys wanted to climb back into it. Philadelphia destroyed Dallas 37-9.

Dallas set the tone early with a 61-yard kickoff return by Ryan Switzer, but the Eagles defense did a great job of holding the Cowboys offense to only a field goal attempt. Mike Nugent made a 48-yard field goal for the Cowboys. He also made two other field goals in the first half from 27 and 47 yards out.

On the Eagles first possession, Kenjon Barner scored on a 4-yard touchdown run. With the Eagles trailing 9-7 in the third-quarter, Corey Clement scored on a 11-yard touchdown run. He finished with 50 yards rushing on six carries and a touchdown (Clement 2-point conversion). The Eagles had to go for two every time in the second half because kicker Jack Elliott left the game with a concussion.

Torrey Smith caught a 11-yard touchdown pass from Carson Wentz later in the third (Alshon Jeffery 2-point conversion from Wentz). Smith finished with three receptions for 28 yards receiving and a touchdown.

In the fourth quarter on a fourth down, Wentz threw a 17-yard touchdown strike to Jeffery. Wentz completed 14-of-27 passes for 168 yards and two touchdowns. Jeffery caught four passes for 67 yards receiving and a touchdown. Jay Ajayi was the Eagles leading rusher with 91 yards on seven carries.

Nigel Bradham recovered a fumble for the Eagles and he returned it 37 yards for a touchdown (Trey Burton 2-point conversion from Wentz). The Eagles defense mauled the Cowboys offense without Tyron Smith and Ezekiel Elliott.

Dak Prescott completed 18-of-31 passes for 145 yards and three interceptions. Alfred Morris rushed for 91 yards on 18 carries. Dez Bryant caught eight passes for 63 yards receiving.

The Eagles will host the Chicago Bears (3-7) next Sunday and the Cowboys will host the Los Angeles Chargers (4-6) on Thanksgiving Day.