This is the second worst quarterback matchup of the season, right?
Is this worst than E.J. Manuel vs. Blake Bortles in London?
Let’s find out.
8:25 – NBC is about to rundown the Greg Hardy stuff. We agree he is an awful human, right? I get the “everyone deserves a second chance narrative” but in certain situations, they don’t deserve a second chance. This is one of them.
8:30 – Eagles open up with the ball from their 20.
8:32 – Murray nets one yard on first two plays. Josh Huff gets buffaloed after making a catch but short of the first. Three and out for the Eagles.
8:33 – Cowboys get called for running into the punter, which thwarts any momentum for them.
8:35 – The Eagles are trying to beat the Cowboys with guys Dallas let go. Good luck with that. Anyways, I just blinked and the Eagles’ punt team is back on the field again. Great job, O.
8:38 – In need of more spaghetti.
8:40 – Cassel hits Mr. Throw the X on a slant for 51 yards in Dallas territory. Uh oh.
8:42 – Dallas is a yard short of a first down near the PHI 10. Dallas wants to go for it on 4th and 1…I think.
8:44 – After they call a timeout, they go for it…and get it. Philly does not matchup well with Dallas.
8:46 – Disciple of Tom Brady throws to the poor man’s Julian Edelman for a touchdown. TRANSLATION = MATT CASSEL TO COLE BEASLEY. Poor sign for the Eagles.
COWBOYS 7, EAGLES 0
8:52 – Eagles kick off their next drive with a false start. GLORIOUS.
8:54 – Sam Bradford shows up by hitting a 3rd and 18 throw to former Cowboy Miles Austin.
8:57 – Eagles can’t do anything following 3rd and 18 catch by Austin. PUNT.
9:01 – Dallas goes three and out.The big news from this drive is that NBC just used this as the filler music for break:
9:05 – The Eagles do Eagles things and punt. Brutal.
END OF 1: COWBOYS 7, EAGLES 0
9:15 – Terrance Williams drops a bomb on 3rd and 5. PUNT. Cassel actually doesn’t look half bad tonight.
9:24 – Eagles use effective running from Ryan Mathews to barrel their way into Dallas territory. However, the Eagles’ drive stalls at the DAL 1.
DeMarco Murray converts on a 4th and goal from the 1 to even up the game.
EAGLES 7, COWBOYS 7
9:33 – FYI gets called for a personal foul after the Eagles’ PAT. What a shock! Greg Hardy doing bad things! Who knew!
9:35 – Darren McFadden looks good so far. 15 carries, 79 yards as Dallas arrives into Philly’s side of the field.
9:36 – Williams catches a TD pass from Cassel but is called for a blatant pushoff. Smart move by Williams. That probably would have been intercepted.
9:40 – A Brandon Graham sack knocks Dallas out of field goal range in the waning moments of the first half. Philly gets the ball back with a chance to take the lead but deep on their side of the field.
9:41 – One of the great interviews in Eagles/Cowboys history:
9:45 – By the way, Graham predicted that he would have 32 sacks this season. He needs just 29 more over the next two months.
9:48 – Eagles with the ball near midfield inside of the two-minute warning.
9:53 – Welp, that was anti-climatic. Eagles end up running out the clock after a couple of missteps.
HALFTIME: COWBOYS 7, EAGLES 7
9:56 – Your halftime viewing entertainment since this movie is on TV right now:
10:10 – Eagles D make a stop on 3rd and inches. However, Brandon Graham really thinks Dallas should get a first down and draws an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for taunting. Peachy keen.
10:13 – Mychal Kendricks sacks Cassel on third down to force a punt.
10:20 – A 40-yard plus completion to DeMarco Murray puts the Eagles in prime position to take the lead…hopefully, maybe, I think.
10:22 – Eagles take advantage of a Morris Claiborne holding penalty. The drive culminates with a Ryan Mathews TD run. WE LIKE A FOOTBALL TEAM.
EAGLES 14, COWBOYS 7
10:28 – The pressure is getting to Matt Cassel and by pressure I mean the Philly pass rush. Brandon Graham comes up with another sack. However, Dallas gets out of a 2nd and 18.
10:36 – Mini Edelman scores again for Dallas to tie it up off a TD pass from little Brady. Matt Cassel and his brutal fu-manchu hug Dez Bryant.
EAGLES 14, COWBOYS 14
10:39 – Eagles get the ball back but their drive is shut down by
Nobel Peace Prize recipient Greg Hardy. Wonderful, just wonderful.
10:46 – I can’t believe this game has lasted three quarters without Bradford and Cassel throwing a back-breaking interception. That’s coming in the fourth, right?
END OF THIRD: EAGLES 14, COWBOYS 14
10:52 – WELP.
EAGLES 21, COWBOYS 14
10:56 – Long kickoff return by the Cowboys temporarily softens the blow of the pick six by Jordan Hicks. Let’s see if they can capitalize.
10:59 – On a third down, Cassel nearly gets sacked….stays alive…but throws up a prayer in the end zone with multiple Eagles hovering in the area…Dez Bryant comes down with it for six. Whatever dude.
EAGLES 21, COWBOYS 21
11:03 – The loser of this game should hide in a closet for six weeks with the lights turned off.
11:05 – A long catch to Ertz puts the Eagles in Dallas territory again. It’s a seesaw battle, y’all!
11:08 – Dallas is coming down with a sudden rash of injuries amazingly.
11:11 – Eagles can’t convert a 3rd and 5. However, they are able to regain the lead.
EAGLES 24, COWBOYS 21
11:15 – I don’t have a good feeling for the Eagles here…
11:19 – EJ Biggers swats away a pass intended for Mini-Edelman. Cue up Dan Bailey’s music.
EAGLES 24, COWBOYS 24
11:21 – TAKE IT HOME SAMMY B.
11:22 – Bradford to Jordan Matthews into Dallas turf for a gain of 34.
11:26 – Two-minute warning! Cowboys elect to start using timeouts. 3rd and 8.
11:27 – Caleb Sturgis will now attempt a 53-yard field goal. GULP.
11:28 – He boots it through with ease. Never a doubt…
EAGLES 27, COWBOYS 24
11:32 – Dallas converts a 4th and 5. Drive on.
11:38 – Cowboys use two pass interference calls on Byron Maxwell in coverage against Dez Bryant to move into field goal range. Oh boy.
11:40 – Dan Bailey banks in a game-tying 44-yard field goal off the left upright to tie it up. Some quality pass coverage to bring Bailey closer.
EAGLES 27, COWBOYS 27
11:44 – LET’S DO OVERTIME!
END OF REGULATION: EAGLES 27, COWBOYS 27
11:47 – Eagles will get the ball first.
11:52 – Chip Kelly has a decision to make. Eagles need a yard on 4th and 1 from DAL 43.
11:53 – Mathews gets the first down but fumbles the ball. Dallas recovers. Too bad he was down. Eagles ball.
11:56 – Bradford to Jordan Matthews for six! BALL GAME. Keep waiting for Tony Romo to come back, Dallas. Maybe you can hustle him back to go 6-10.
FINAL: EAGLES 33, COWBOYS 27
SUMMARY: Gigantic win for the Eagles to stay alive in the NFC L(EAST) race. See what I did there?!
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