Barkley entered the game in the fourth quarter after starting quarterback
The only problem for Barkley and the Eagles was that Dallas by 14 points before the rookie fourth-round pick took his first NFL snap. Dallas quarterback Tony Romo connected with rookie wide receiver Terrance Williams for the Cowboys' second touchdown of the half and the game's final points with 9:25 left in the contest. Running back Phillip Tanner punched the ball from 1-yard out with 9:17 left in the third quarter for the first touchdown of the game.
In was expected to be a shootout with two of the league's top-five scoring offenses, but this NFC East showdown for first place was a defensive slugfest early. The only points of the first half came on the foot of Dallas kicker Dan Bailey with a 38-yard field goal.
Prior to leaving the game, Foles struggled mightily in his second start for an injured
Through three quarters, the Eagles amassed 143 yards and were 2-for-14 on third down conversions.
Barkley's first NFL pass was completed to wide receiver
The Eagles defense did their part in containing Dallas' offense, which entered Sunday's game ranked first in the NFC and second in the league averaging 30.5 points per game. Defensive coordinator Bill Davis' crew was able to get penetration in the backfield and knock around Romo, who finished 28-of-47 for 317 yards with the one touchdown and a pair of interceptions. Linebacker
QB Nick Foles: 11-of-29, 80 yards, 46.2 rating
QB Matt Barkley: 11-of-20, 129 yards, 3 INT, 35.2 rating
RB LeSean McCoy: 18-55, 3.1 ypc
QB Tony Romo: 28-of-47, 317 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT, 69.2 rating
RB Joseph Randle: 19-65, 3.4 ypc
WR Dez Bryant: 8 rec., 110 yards
WR Terrance Williams: 6 rec., 71 yards, TD