Cowboys News: Dallas Dismantles Philadelphia on Sunday Night Football

First, let’s look back to Doug Pederson’s quasi-guarantee against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football. Indeed, the Philadelphia Eagles’ head coach said his squad was going into Dallas and they were going to win the football game.

However, what was billed as a marquee match-up in the NFL’s week seven slate was never close. Dallas rolled to a 37-10 victory, and several items of history were set.

Primarily, Dak Prescott broke Roger Staubach’s team record for Dallas Cowboy rushing touchdowns by a quarterback. Now, Prescott has 21 in his young career. This one was the final score of the night, tying a nice little bow on things for Dallas.

Earlier in the game, Dallas kicker Brett Maher showed his big leg. Just before the first half concluded, Maher nailed a 63-yard field goal which was the longest in franchise history.

Furthermore, Maher is now the first kicker in football history to kick three 60-yard field goals in his career. Obviously, he has one of the biggest legs in the history of the game.

With the take home message here being that Dallas has a quarterback and a kicker to build around – I look back at this game and wonder why so many people loved Philadelphia.

Hindsight is always 20/20, but in this game the Eagles entered a little banged up. Carson Wentz looked very pedestrian and was under heavy duress all night long from a ferocious Dallas pass rush. Therefore on paper, give me the team who can get to the other quarterback better and protect it’s own better. Without question, that was Dallas entering the contest.

Now, the Cowboys are atop the NFC East with a 4-3 record and the head-to-head tiebreaker over Philadelphia. Of course, this will last until someone upsets the Cowboys at some point; which is life in the NFL.

Expect this battle of these two teams to come down to the final few weeks, if not the NFL’s final regular season week. Still, it was a good night at Jerry’s World in Dallas.

Written by Clint Evans

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