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Cowboys win third straight over Eagles in 2021 regular season finale

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

The Dallas Cowboys defeated the Philadelphia Eagles on Saturday night. The Cowboys blew out the Eagles 51-26 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The Cowboys ended their season with a 12-5 record. They will enter the playoffs on a one-game win streak. 

Dalton Schultz celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by the Dallas Cowboys/Instagram) 

The Eagles fell to 9-8 with the loss. Despite the season-ending loss, Philadelphia will enter the playoffs with a one-game losing streak. 

Both teams will have to wait until the games play out on Sunday to learn their fate. Neither team knows who their playoff opponent will be yet.

The Cowboys lead the all-time series 72-54. Also, they have won three straight games in the series. 

Philadelphia has not won in the series since November 1st, 2020 in a 23-9 win.

The Eagles were at a disadvantage in the game. While the Cowboys looked good, Philadelphia was missing many key players, who sat out the contest.

Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott made history in the game. He went 21 of 27 for 295 yards. 

He threw five touchdown passes for the first time in his career. The five touchdowns gave him the single-season touchdown record with 37. 

Ezekiel Elliott had 18 carries for 87 yards. Cedrick Wilson had five receptions for 119 yards and two touchdowns. 

Eagles quarterback Gardner Minshew II — who was making his second start of the season and entertaining other teams for a potential offseason trade — went 19 of 33 for 186 yards. He threw two touchdown passes and an interception. 

Kenneth Gainwell had 12 carries for 78 yards and a touchdown. Quez Watkins had five receptions for 84 yards and a touchdown. 

The Cowboys outscored the Eagles 21-6 in the second half. Prescott hit Corey Clement for an eight-yard touchdown. 

Ito Smith scored on a four-yard rushing touchdown. JaQuan Hardy scored on a 22-yard rushing touchdown. 

Minshew II hit Watkins for a 36-yard touchdown reception. 

Dallas led 30-17 at halftime. Prescott had four touchdown passes.

He hit Wilson for two touchdown passes. He also connected with Dalton Schultz for two more touchdowns. 

Greg Zuerlein also made a 48-yard field goal. 

Eagles’ Minshew II hit Tyree Jackson for a three-yard touchdown reception. 

Gainwell also scored on a seven-yard rushing touchdown. Jake Elliott also made a 38-yard field goal. 

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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