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Eagles-Cowboys Tied Entering Fourth


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The Eagles and Cowboys entered the third quarter knotted up at seven points apiece. In the third, the two teams traded back-to-back touchdown drives to make it 14 even going into the fourth. Here's how it went down:

Another Big Play Off A Wheel Route

On the Eagles' first drive of the second half, Sam Bradford hooked up with running back DeMarco Murray for the team's biggest play of the game, a 44-yard completion on a wheel route that brought Philadelphia into Dallas territory.

Taking The Lead On An Efficient Drive

Later in the drive that saw Murray go for 44 yards, Bradford completed a 28-yard strike to second-year wideout Jordan Matthews to bring the offense within six yards of the end zone. On the very next play, Ryan Mathews casually pranced into the end zone for a touchdown to give the Eagles a 14-7 lead. Philadelphia went 95 yards on seven plays in two minutes and 39 seconds.

Cowboys Quickly Even The Score

After the Eagles' 95-yard touchdown drive, the Cowboys responded with a methodical 80-yard drive that took six minutes and thirty-two seconds and culminated with a 17-yard touchdown pass from Matt Cassel to slot receiver Cole Beasley. Cassel threw just one incomplete pass on the drive, throwing for 68 yards on five completions.  

Graham Making Cassel's Job Difficult

Through three quarters, linebacker Brandon Graham leads the Eagles in tackles (six), tackles for loss (two) sacks (two), and forced fumbles (two). He's one of just five Eagles since 1994 to notch two sacks and two forced fumbles in the same game. Unfortunately, Philadelphia was unable to recover either loose ball.

Two Cowboys Linebackers Go Down With Injuries

Early in the third quarter, linebacker Sean Lee took a shot to the head that forced him into the locker room and could keep him out for the remainder of the game. And on Ryan Mathews' six-yard touchdown scamper, Anthony Hitchens turned his left ankle and had to be helped off the field. Both players are questionable to return.

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