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Cowboys rout Eagles, keep postseason hopes alive

Cowboys defeat Eagles to keep the postseason hope alive


Dak Prescott was able to throw five touchdown passes, a record for him. Cedrick Wilson (backup) and Dalton Schultz had each two scoring catches. The Dallas Cowboys remained hopeful of achieving No. With a win of 51 to 26, Saturday’s victory kept the NFC playoffs 2 seed alive.

Still, the Cowboys had seeding against an Eagles team. Jalen Hurts was rested and others were inactive ahead of an NFC wild card game.

For the NFC East Champion Cowboys (13-5) to win the No. 1 seed, they must defeat the Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay (12-5), as well as the Los Angeles Rams or Arizona Cardinals. 2 seed. The No. Dallas is the No. 3 seed

The Cowboys can’t finish worse than the fourth seed. Still, the Eagles (9-8) could be considered for sixth place.

Prescott played the entire game through the fourth quarter. Prescott was clearly not injured after the horrific right ankle compound fracture that cost him his season in 2020.

Prescott tried his best to create an offense that produced at least 400 yards in a 6–1 return after a two year absence. Prescott was 21-of-27 for 295 yards with no interceptions.

He came out unscathed — and with the Cowboys’ record for Passes at the goal lineA season that featured 37. Tony Romo had 36 passes in 2007. Prescott threw a 8-yard touchdown to Corey Clement during the fourth quarter. It made the score 37-20.

Dallas Cowboys tight end Dalton Schultz, right, catches a touchdown pass over Philadelphia Eagles linebacker JaCoby Stevens, left, during the first half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Prescott won his record this season in the 17th round.

For the Cowboys, it was all about staying sharp, adding points and yes, even roughing up an NFC East rival.

However, it’s a win that comes with some humour, just like the team records for both teams that keep falling. The Eagles looked at the game more as a preseason finale than a regular season match. Hurts had 3,144 yards of passing and 784 yards rushing for the Eagles. The other players included tackle Lane Johnson, cornerback Darius Slay, and eleven others on the reserve/COVID-19 roster.

Gardner Minshew started for Hurts and — for a drive, at least — it was Minshew Mania again when he threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Tyree Jackson on the opening drive. It was the first catch of Jackson’s career.

Philadelphia Eagles running back Kenneth Gainwell runs with the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

This score caused a “EA-G-L–E­S” chant. After a replay of the Flyers match was shown, fans cheered from the streets.

Philadelphia didn’t give anyone in green much reason to chant and cheer the rest of the game.

Prescott took the crowd’s energy away from the stadium quickly. For a lead of 30-17, he hit Wilson with TDs receptions of 24 and 14 yards. He then connected twice with Schultz over the last 1:45. Schultz was elected Only the fifth player has been in existence since 2000Two touchdown passes were made in less than two minutes of each other during the second half.

Eagles fans fled to safety at the end of the game, already a small crowd due to low stakes.


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