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Role Reversal In Philadelphia

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

It's the same start as it was two weeks ago between the Eagles and the Cowboys, just reverse the results.

A costly special teams error on the opening kickoff set the tone as the Cowboys raced out to a 14-0 lead. On Thanksgiving, it was the Eagles who led 14-0 after the first quarter.

Running back DeMarco Murray scored the first touchdown of the game on a 1-yard run. Wide receiver Dez Bryant padded the Cowboys' lead on a 4-yard touchdown reception. Tight end Jason Witten, who had just one reception in the first meeting, caught three passes for 42 yards and each of them converted third-down situations.

The Cowboys ran 25 plays to just six for the Eagles. Dallas gained 127 yards on offense to none for the Eagles. Philadelphia had the ball for 2:52 in the first quarter.

Dan Bailey's opening kickoff fell short to the Eagles' 18-yard line. Neither Josh Huff nor Brad Smith got to the ball and it was recovered by Dallas safety C.J. Spillman.

Five plays and 18 yards later, Murray punched the ball in for his 10th rushing touchdown of the season.

The Eagles went three-and-out, but Donnie Jones' 68-yard punt, a season long, reversed field position.

It didn't matter.

Dallas marched 83 yards in 16 plays as Bryant scored his 11th touchdown of the season. Along the way, the Cowboys converted three third-down situations, all by Witten receptions.

Romo was 7 of 12 for 74 yards with a touchdown. Murray had 37 yards rushing on 10 carries.

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