The Eagles-Cowboys contest was nothing short of what you would expect from a rivalry. A combination of turnovers and touchdowns forced the two teams into overtime, when the Eagles fell to the Cowboys, 29-23.
Quarterback Carson Wentz finished the game 32-of-43 for 202 yards with a touchdown, his franchise-rookie record ninth for the season. The Eagles and the Cowboys were tied at 23-23 forcing overtime. The Cowboys found the end zone with 7:56 remaining for the game-winning touchdown. Wentz never got the ball in the extra frame.
"They just made more plays than us. It's plain and simple. Those ones I'm kind of kicking myself, I'll have to go back and watch the tape, but we had two chances. We had two chances just to go win the ballgame at the end of regulation, but we didn't get it done," Wentz explained.
Sunday night's loss serves as another lesson for the rookie quarterback.
"Anytime you lose a game like this at the time it's frustrating," Wentz said. "To be in control in the fourth quarter, we just didn't execute down the stretch there. They made more plays than we did. It's frustrating but we're going to learn from it."
Even though Wentz completed nearly 75 percent of his pass attempts, he is quick to point out some of the missed opportunities where he could have helped put his teammates in a better position to make a play.
"I threw that low one to Dorial Green-Beckham that would've been a touchdown had I have gotten that up. I have to help them out so it's not something we're too worried about," Wentz said confidently.
Wentz's longest completion of the night was a 14-yard connection to Green-Beckham. Wentz credited the Cowboys' defense with forcing the Eagles to work their way down the field.
"It's what the defense gives us. That's the biggest thing. When a team plays a lot of drop coverage and they like to bail we just have to take what we can," Wentz said. "I think we did a decent job with that. Obviously, you'd like to have some of those big plays but it's just the way the game played out. It's not something that we're going to worry about or stress too much."
The Eagles are 4-3, but still have to figure out how to put away these close games. The next opportunity comes Sunday at the New York Giants.
"It's just those late-game learning situations. The things we could've done. So, I'm going to go back and watch the tape. We have a young team and to lose like that in the fourth quarter, we had our opportunities we just have to learn how to put them away when we can," he said.
The Eagles traveled to AT&T Stadium for a Sunday Night Football contest with the Dallas Cowboys for first place in the NFC East.