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Eagles In Deep Hole Early In Fourth

It's Sunday night and the biggest game in the NFL is the Cowboys-Eagles' showdown for first place in the NFC East ...

Do the Eagles have one last rally in them?

The Eagles scored 24 consecutive points to take the lead for the first time after a 1-yard Darren Sproles touchdown run with 5:42 left in the third quarter.

However, the Cowboys answered back with an eight-play, 78-yard drive capped off by a 2-yard touchdown run by DeMarco Murray, his second of the game, to give Dallas a 28-24 lead entering the final quarter.

The Cowboys extended their lead to 35-24 with 12:48 remaining in the game on wide receiver Dez Bryant's third touchdown of the game. Bryant beat cornerback Bradley Fletcher for a 25-yard score after safety J,J, Wilcox intercepted a pass from quarterback Mark Sanchez that went off the hands of tight end Zach Ertz on the final play of the third quarter.

Chris Polk scored his second touchdown of the game on a 1-yard run up the gut to cut Dallas' 11-point halftime lead to four. Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin caught an intermediate pass along the sideline, which was nearly tipped by a diving Brandon Carr, and turned upfield to get to the 1-yard line for a 72-yard completion.

On the Cowboys' next drive, the Eagles sent a three-man rush on third-and-19 and defensive end Vinny Curry stripped quarterback Tony Romo. Defensive end Fletcher Cox dove into the pile to recover the ball at the Dallas 14-yard line. Three plays later, Sproles scored his sixth rushing touchdown of the season.

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