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Eagles Dominate In Second Half To Rout Cowboys 37-9

Posted Nov 19, 2017

The Eagles headed into AT&T Stadium and trampled over the Cowboys 37-9. Philadelphia rebounded from a 9-7 deficit at halftime to outscore the Cowboys 30-0 in the second half.

Quarterback Carson Wentz finished the evening 14-of-27 for 168 yards, and two touchdowns. Five different Eagles scored including wide receivers Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith, running backs Corey Clement and Kenjon Barner, and linebacker Nigel Bradham.

The defense pressured Dak Prescott all night long, forcing him to his first three-interception game of his career. With the win, the Eagles improve to 9-1 and 4-1 on the road.

Dallas found the scoreboard first on a 48-yard field goal that was set up by a 61-yard kickoff return by Ryan Switzer. Barner scored the game’s opening touchdown and his first of the season after he nosed his way through traffic for a 4-yard score. Later, cornerback Ronald Darby batted away an end zone pass intended for wideout Dez Bryant on third down to force Dallas’ second field goal.

With just over a minute to go in the first quarter, safety Rodney McLeod intercepted Prescott’s pass that was tipped by both Malcolm Jenkins and Darby. Jake Elliott, however, missed the 34-yard field goal keeping the score 7-6.

Later, Darby came up with his first interception as an Eagle midway through the second quarter at the Dallas 46-yard line but the Eagles were unable to capitalize on the turnover. Kicker Mike Nugent connected on his third field to put Dallas up 9-7.  

To start the second half, Clement showed off his red zone prowess bursting up the middle for an 11-yard touchdown. With Jake Elliott out of the game with a head injury, the Eagles elected to go for two points and Clement plowed his way into the end zone again on a pass to the flat to make the score 15-9.

After a huge 71-yard run from running back Jay Ajayi, Wentz and Smith hooked up for an 11-yard touchdown. The Eagles went for two and Wentz nailed a wide open Jeffery to make the score 23-9.

The Eagles continued to hammer away to start the fourth. On fourth-and-5, Wentz dimed Jeffery again this time it on an outstanding grab for a 17-yard touchdown. On the ensuing Cowboys possession, Barnett strip-sacked Prescott and Bradham picked up the loose ball and ran it 37 yards for his first career touchdown and the Eagles' fifth touchdown of the night. Tight end Trey Burton scored on the two-point conversion.

Jenkins would put the finishing touches on the game with an interception in the end zone midway through the fourth.

The Eagles will return to Philadelphia to play the Chicago Bears next Sunday.

Game Leaders

Passing

Carson Wentz: 14-27, 168 yards, 2 TD
Dak Prescott: 18-31, 73 yards, 3 INT, FUM

Receiving

Alshon Jeffery: 4 catches, 67 yards, TD
Torrey Smith: 3 catches, 28 yards, TD

Rushing

Kenjon Barner: 4 yards, TD
Corey Clement: 5 carries, 33 yards, TD
LeGarrette Blount: 13 carries, 57 yards
Jay Ajayi: 7 carries, 91 yards
Alfred Morris: 17 carries, 91 yards

Defense

Nigel Bradham: FR, TD
Rodney McLeod: INT
Ronald Darby: INT
Malcolm Jenkins: INT
Derek Barnett: 2 sacks
Brandon Graham: 1 sack

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