PHILADELPHIA– Jalen Hurts threw for 155 yards and two touchdowns, CJ Gardner-Johnson had two of Philadelphia’s three interceptions against Cooper Rush, and the Eagles went unbeaten in a 26-17 win over the Dallas Cowboys Sunday night.
The Eagles held on after their 20-0 lead dwindled to 20-17 early in the fourth quarter, improving to 6-0 for the first time since 2004 — as they won their first seven games and headed into the Super Bowl .
Philly ended the game with an efficient drive that occupied more than half of the fourth quarter. The Eagles converted three third downs and Hurts hit DeVonta Smith for a 7-yard touchdown. Cowboys cornerback Trevon Diggs ripped off his helmet and slammed it furiously after the goal, one last missed opportunity to pull a stop and wrest the NFC East lead from the Eagles.
The Eagles failed at the 2-point conversion and led 26-17.
Hurts converted two of the third downs in quick tries and Philly needed the clutch runs after the Cowboys (4-2) found their way back into the game. Ezekiel Elliott hit a 14-yard run in the third game that led to the 20-10, and Rush, who had the most problems, threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to Jake Ferguson in the fourth for a 20-17 play .
Gardner-Johnson made a dive catch for his second interception to clip a late drive, and Brett Maher missed a 59-yard field goal attempt in a last-ditch effort to stay within striking distance.
Rush had led Dallas to four straight wins in place of the injured Dak Prescott but was outplayed in front of a raucous crowd under the lights — and an Eagles defense ranked second in the NFL on points behind Turnovers. Rush threw two first-half interceptions that resulted in 10 points for the Eagles, and the ineffective QB finished the half with a 1.0 rating.
No wonder the Eagles are the only undefeated team in the NFL.
The Eagles scored 20 points in the second quarter and have now beaten their opponents 112-27 in that quarter this season.
The Eagles had converted 8 of 12 fourth tries coming into play and kept the gambles going on their first shot on goal. Hurts connected with AJ Brown in fourth and third for 11 yards. Then, on fourth and fourth of the ten, the Eagles snapped Dallas in a neutral zone violation for an automatic first down. Miles Sanders hit a 5-yard TD run and a 7-0 lead.
Rush, a solid starter but barely lit the scoreboard, had deflected a pass and was intercepted by Gardner-Johnson, who flapped his arms after the pick, sending the Eagles fans freaking out. Philly sports fans haven’t had much of a chance to settle down this fall. The Eagles are perfect, the Phillies are in the NL Championship Series, the Union has a playoff game this week and the 76ers open the season Thursday.
Hurts capitalized on the pick and hit Brown for a 15-yard TD and a 14-0 lead.
Jake Elliott, who missed last week’s game with a broken ankle, added field goals from 51 and 34 yards to put it 20-0. Elliott’s second field goal came after Darius intercepted Slay Rush.
Eagles T Lane Johnson left the team with a concussion.
FIRST LADY IN THE HOUSE
First Lady Jill Biden attended the game as part of Cancer Awareness Night. Biden met with cancer patients, cancer survivors and their families. She also chatted with 76ers center Joel Embiid and was in midfield at the coin toss.
Embiid and several other Sixers were at the game. So does Mike Trout, an Anaheim Angels hitter and Eagles fan from New Jersey. Slay gave the ball to Sixers star James Harden from an interception earlier this season. After his pick against Rush, Slay passed the ball to rapper Meek Mill. Questlove and Bradley Cooper, wearing an Allen Iverson t-shirt, were also at the game.
The Cowboys return home next Sunday and play Detroit.
The Eagles are off next week and will host the Steelers on October 30th.
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