Eagles Feast on Cowboys on Thanksgiving in Dallas

November 29, 2014 NFL Football

Eagles player tackling Cowboys player with footballLet’s recap the NFL Week 13 Thanksgiving day game from Texas with the Philadelphia Eagles now 9-3 (1st NFC East) taking on the Dallas Cowboys now 8-4 (2nd NFC East). The Eagles won that the game 33-10 at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington Texas on Thanksgiving, the 27th of November, 2014.

The scoring in the game was somewhat sporadic as the Eagles scored 14 points in the 1st two quarters, while Dallas scored 7 points in the 2nd quarter as the game went to half-time, Eagles 23 Cowboys 7. In the 2nd half the Eagles scored 4 points in the 3rd quarter and 3 points in the 4th quarter, while the Cowboys only score 3 point in the 2nd half in the 3rd quarter, thus the game ended Philadelphia 33 Dallas 10.

Statistically the Cowboys had 16 first downs on 58 total plays for 267 total yards in the game, with 174 passing and 93 rushing yards and 3 turnovers (2 interceptions and 1 fumble lost), while possessing the ball 29:35 minutes of the game. The Eagles amassed 26 first downs on 75 total plays for 464 total yards, with 208 passing and 256 rushing with 1fumble lost, and possessed the ball for 30:25 minutes of the 60 minute game.

In the rushing game, the Eagles RB McCoy out did Dallas RB Murray, and now the Eagles have the lead in the NFC East Title race. The Offensive leaders for the Eagles were QB Sanchez, who completed 20 of 29 passes for 217 yards and 1 TD, while being sacked 1 time for a loss of 9 yards. RBs McCoy & Polk who combined for 36 carries for 218 yards, with McCoy scoring 1 TD. Receivers Maclin & Matthews combined for 12 receptions for 159 yards, with Matthew scoring 1 TD.

The Dallas offense that had been the prize of the team, in this game became stagnant as they lost to the Eagles, and now a playoff berth is questionable, with a defense that seems to be coming apart. This was the first time is some 38 games that QB Romo has not scored at least 1 TD in a game. The offensive leaders for the Cowboys in this game were QB Romo, who completed 18 of 29 passes for 199 yards with 2 interceptions, and was sacked 4 times for a total loss of 25 yards in the game. RBs Murray & Dunbar combined for 22 carries for 88 yards with Murray scoring 1 TD. Receivers Bryant & Beasley combined for 8 receptions for 114 yards and no touchdowns.

For the football fans that enjoy a bet on NFL football at an offshore sportsbook, this game is now behind us and we move on to NFL week 14 as the 8-4 Cowboys will play this next Thursday the 4th of Dec. 2014 at the 5-7 Chicago Bears (3rd NFC North) at Soldier Field in Chicago at 8:25 PM ET on NFL TV. The 9-3 Eagles play at home against the 8-3 Seattle Seahawks on Sunday the 7th of Dec. 2014 at 4:25 PM ET and on Fox TV.

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