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article imageNFL: Cowboys go 3 and 0 Against the Eagles

By Michael Bearak     Jan 10, 2010 in Sports
The Dallas Cowboys went up against the Philadelphia Eagles for the third time this season and the second time in a less than a week.
A week ago the the Philadelphia Eagles traveled to the new Cowboys stadium for the first time to play the Cowboys with home field advantage in the first round of the playoffs on the line. It was also the second time this season the two teams had faced each other. The Cowboys won the first meeting in Philadelphia 20-16 and then won the second meeting 24-0 last weekend in Dallas.
The victory last weekend set up a rematch this weekend and a return visit to Dallas for the Eagles. For the third time in the season the two teams locked up and for the third time the Cowboys prevailed this time, 34-14. This advanced the Cowboys to play next weekend in Minnesota against Brett Favre and the Vikings.
This was the first time Eagles had been one and done in the playoffs under Andy Reid.
The Cowboys and Tony Romo set the tone early after the Eagles tied the score at 7-7 in the second quarter the Cowboys ran off 27 unanswered points to push the score to 34-7 by the end of the third quarter. The Eagles were able to score once in the fourth but it was a matter of too little and too late.
Tony Romo was 23 for 35 compiling 244 yards through the air and 2-touchdowns. Unlike prior playoff appearances, Romo didn't throw a single interception in this game. Felix Jones had 16 carries for 148 yards and a touchdown as well.
For the Eagles Donovan McNabb was 19 for 37 for 230 yards, 1 touchdown, but he also threw 2 interceptions.
Turnovers were a huge problem for the Eagles as they also had 3 fumbles for a total of 5 turnovers.
Dallas dominated the clock holding onto the ball for over 39 minutes of the game and running 72 plays to just
56 for the Eagles.
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