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Eagles Vs. Cowboys: Postgame Notes


The following notes were compiled following the Cowboys' 29-23 overtime win over the Eagles ...

• Carson Wentz moved past Donovan McNabb to set the Eagles rookie record for passing touchdowns with nine. His 1,526 passing yards this season are the second-highest ever by an Eagles rookie. He also tied the single-game rookie completion record with 32.

• Jordan Matthews set a career high with 11 receptions and scored his third touchdown of the season. He has reached the end zone in three consecutive games against the Cowboys and four of his five career games vs. Dallas. In his last three games against the Cowboys, Matthews has 26 receptions for 278 yards and three touchdowns.

• Darren Sproles had 86 rushing yards, the fourth-highest total of his career and the most since 10/23/11 as a member of the Saints. Sproles (18,498) surpassed former Chargers teammate LaDainian Tomlinson for the 8th-most all-purpose yards in NFL history.

• Josh Huff had a 53-yard kickoff return, upping his career average to 27.7, which is the Eagles all-time record. He leads the NFL with a 36.0-yard average this season.

• Jordan Hicks recorded his first interception of the season and the third of his two-year career. He has seven takeaways (three INTs, four FRs) in just 15 career games. In three career games against Dallas, Hicks has two interceptions (one returned for a TD), a sack and a forced fumble.

• The Eagles defense has come away with an interception in their own end zone in back-to-back games. They are one of just three teams with multiple red zone takeaways (3).

• The defense has recorded an INT in six of seven games this year. The last time Philadelphia recorded INTs in at least six of their first seven games of the season was in 2010 (all seven).

• The Eagles have scored 20-plus points in nine consecutive games, the longest active streak in the NFL.

• Ryan Mathews scored his fourth rushing touchdown of the season and the 33rd of his career. He has reached the end zone in four of seven games this year.

• Caleb Sturgis connected on a 55-yard field goal attempt, a career-long and the third-longest in Eagles history. He was 3-3 on the night and has made 17 conescutive field goal attempts, the longest streak of his career and tied for the second-longest in team history.

• Sturgis is one of just four kickers with three 50-plus yard field goals this season, and one of just three to be perfect from 50-plus.

• Marcus Smith became the 12th different Eagles defender to register a sack, after picking up his first of the season. No other team has more than nine players with at  least one full sack.

• Connor Barwin also tallied a sack and now has 29.5 as an Eagle, tying Jerome Brown for 15th on the Eagle all-time list.

• Donnie Jones placed two punts inside the 20-yard line and now has 108 in his Eagles career, surpassing Jeff Feagles for the team record.

• Terrence Brooks forced a fumble on the opening kickoff, the first of his career

• Brent Celek played in his 150th game, the 11th most in Eagles history and second among Eagles receivers and tight ends, trailing only Harold Carmichael (180)

• Jon Dorenbos played his his 156th game as an Eagle, tying Jerry Sisemore for 8th on the Eagles all-time list.

• Jason Peters started his 150th career game, the most by any undrafted offensive lineman since he came into the league in 2004. During that span, he is one of only 10 offensive lineman to start at least 150 games.

• Jaylen Watkins made his first-career start.

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