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Eagles Lose To Cowboys, 29-23, In Overtime

The Eagles came out on the wrong end of a wild one on Sunday, losing a heartbreaker in overtime to the Cowboys, 29-23, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

The Cowboys won the coin toss in overtime and embarked on a methodical 13-play, 75-yard drive that culminated with a 15-yard touchdown from Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott to Amari Cooper, for the wide receiver's third score of the game, all in the fourth quarter and overtime.

The play was a microcosm of the game's wild nature, as cornerback Rasul Douglas deflected the pass straight up into the air, only for it to fall into the waiting arms of Cooper, who turned and lightly jogged into the end zone.

Quarterback Carson Wentz completed 22 of 32 passes for 228 yards and three touchdowns. Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery led the way with six receptions for 50 yards and a touchdown. Tight end Dallas Goedert had an impressive day, catching four passes for 44 yards and a touchdown.

The first half was another forgettable one for the Eagles, as they went into the break trailing, 6-0. The Eagles' offense that was shut out in the first two quarters looked no better in their first two short drives of the second half.

The defense gave up a field goal following the offense's three-and-out, but turned the tides on the following drive when safety Corey Graham came up with a clutch interception and returned it 29 yards to the Dallas 2-yard line. It was the second of Prescott's three turnovers on the day (two interceptions, one lost fumble).

The Eagles finally got on the board on the next play after Jeffery caught a 2-yard touchdown pass, but kicker Jake Elliott missed his first extra point attempt of the year to make the score 9-6 in favor of Dallas.

The defense made another game-changing play on the next drive when a Michael Bennett sack caused a Prescott fumble that was recovered by fellow defensive end Brandon Graham. The offense added a field goal to tie the score at 9.

The Cowboys broke the tie with a 75-yard drive that was dominated by impressive runs. It was part of another dominant game by Ezekiel Elliott, who had 192 total yards from scrimmage. Prescott finished the drive with a perfect throw to Cooper in the back of the end zone for a 28-yard score. It was the first of his three touchdowns.

The Eagles followed with a three-and-out, but the defense responded by forcing one of its own, giving the offense the ball at the Dallas 47 and trailing by seven points with 5:25 to play. After passes to Jeffery and Goedert, Wentz found Goedert again for a touchdown to tie the game at 16-16.

With the game tied again, Dallas wasted no time. On the first play of the ensuing drive, Prescott found Cooper down the right sideline for a 75-yard touchdown, giving the Cowboys a 23-16 lead with 3:01 left.

The Eagles looked to respond right away, as Goedert went 75 yards on a second-down pass for what looked like a touchdown until an offensive pass interference penalty called it back. Nonetheless, a clutch 42-yard pass to wide receiver Nelson Agholor gave the Eagles the ball at the Dallas 2-yard line. Darren Sproles capped off the drive with a 6-yard catch-and-run that tied the game again at 23.

The defense held off the Cowboys long enough to force overtime, but the they won the toss and never relinquished possession on their securing the victory.

The Eagles fall to 6-7 on the season and will travel west again next week to face the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday night.

Take a look at the best photos from the Eagles' game against the Dallas Cowboys.

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