By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Dallas Cowboys put up a dominant performance against the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday. The Eagles; however, played uninspired ball for the second straight time this season.
The Cowboys defeated the Eagles 41-21 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
With the win, the Cowboys lead the NFC East with a 2-1 record. The Eagles fell into a two-way tie with the Washington Football Team at 1-2 in the Division.
“It’s something we’ve got to build off of,” Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott said of Monday’s win. “I mean I feel great. I’ve got a great supporting cast and a great defense that’s making plays and getting me the ball back, so we just gotta continue to build and tonight was a good one that we can build off of and get a couple in a row here at home.”
Dallas has defeated Philadelphia for the fourth straight time in Jerry’s World. The Eagles last win in Texas came in a 37-9 win on November 19, 2017.
The Cowboys also snapped a more than decade streak in the process. Their last win on Monday Night Football against the Eagles was on Sept. 15, 2008, in a 41-37 win at Texas Stadium.
The last time that Dallas scored at least 40 points in a game was the aforementioned 41 on Monday Night Football in 2008.
In the last eight meetings between the two teams, Dallas holds a 6-2 advantage.
Since the 1970 merger, the Eagles and Cowboys played in their 27th PrimeTime game. This is tied with the Las Vegas Raiders and the Los Angeles Chargers.
Prescott went 21 of 26 for 238 yards. He also had three touchdown passes.
Ezekiel Elliott had 17 Carrie’s for 95 yards and two touchdowns. Dalton Schultz had six receptions for 80 yards and two touchdowns.
“This offense is just playing together,” Prescott said. “We’ve got a great pace of play that we’re playing with. We’ve got a great brotherhood. Everybody’s holding each other accountable. It’s fun to be a part of. We’ve got so many playmakers that don’t have egos and they make my job easy. Offensive line protects and guys go make plays.”
Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts went 25 of 39 for 326 yards. He had two touchdown passes and two interceptions.
Hurts also led the team in rushing with 9 carries for 35 yards. Dallas Goedert had two receptions for 66 yards.
Prescott had two touchdown passes in the fourth quarter. He first hit Cedrick Wilson for a two-yard touchdown reception.
The franchise signal-caller, who signed a long-term deal in the off-season, connected with Schultz on a 22-yard touchdown reception.
“I’m very happy for Dak,” Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy said after the game. “He’s just a great leader for our football team.
“He’s off to an excellent start.”
Trevon Diggs also intercepted Hurts in the third quarter. He then returned it for a 59-yard pick-six.
Hurts now has four interceptions against Dallas, according to ESPN’s Stats & Information.
Prescott also hit Schultz for a 19-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter. Ezekiel Elliott scored up the middle on a three-yard rushing touchdown.
Elliott also has a one-yard rushing touchdown. It is his second game since 2019 with two rushing touchdowns in the first half.
Like Prescott, Hurts had two touchdown passes in the second half. He first connected with Zach Ertz on a three-yard touchdown reception.
He then hit Greg Ward late in the fourth quarter for a 15-yard touchdown reception.
Fletcher Cox also had a big-man touchdown. Javon Hargrave sacked Prescott before Cox recovered the fumble and returned it for a five-yard touchdown.
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