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article imagePro Football: America's Team Beats Eagles

By Michael Bearak     Jan 3, 2010 in Sports
Dallas needed the win, but so did Philadelphia. The Cowboys had won for the first meeting this season, and that was in Philadelphia, so today's match-up had all the making of a classic.
Last season with everything on the line the Dallas Cowboys were humiliated by the Philadelphia Eagles in the last week of the regular season. The first time the Cowboys got a crack at the Eagles they made them pay, but everyone had been riding the Cowboys for their poor play in December and now January. The question was, whether this season was going to be a repeat of last, or if the Cowboys could win one when they needed it most.
The Cowboys won this one when they needed it most. In convincing fashion the Cowboys thrashed the Eagles 24-0. This was only the second shutout of the Eagles by the Cowboys, and it is the first back-to-back shutout in Cowboys' history.
Tony Romo was 24 for 34 compiling 311 yards with 2 touchdowns and one interception. Both Felix Jones and Marion Barber ran for 91 yards. Jones picked up a touchdown as well.
Donovan McNabb was good completing 20 of his 36 passes for 223 yards, but that wasn't good enough to get it done. The Eagles had hardly any running game, compiling just 37 yards on the ground.
The Cowboys ran for 179 yards and threw for 295 to just 228 for the Eagles. Time of possession, first downs and plays all heavily favored the host Cowboys.
The victory gave the Cowboys the NFC-East, and they will have to play host next week as they are the third seeded team. The irony is that they will be playing host to the Eagles, in Dallas next weekend.
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