The Eagles defense shut down the Cowboys on route to 17-9 victory
22 December 2019 Eagles News
The Eagles win again and now completely control their own destiny, win next week and they’re NFC East champions.
The theme the last few weeks have been resiliency and players have stepped up. Today, it was no different. The Eagles started off the game hot and closed out the win, feeding off of the energy at the Linc. The Eagles went on to win the game, 17-9.
Quarterback Carson Wentz continued to shine, completing 30-39 passes for 313 yards and one touchdown. He made the plays when it mattered most and that’s what was special about his performance.
The real start of the game was running back Miles Sanders. He accounted for 156 total yards (77 rushing, 79 receiving) and one touchdown. He was a spark for the offense and his talent is really starting to show.
In terms of receiving the man named Dallas really hurt the team from Dallas. He hauled in nine receptions for 91 yards and a touchdown. He was big time tonight.
But, the biggest player or players tonight was the whole defense. The Cowboys failed to score a touchdown and they held Ezekiel Elliott to just 47 rushing yards. They put the game in Dak Prescott’s hands and he couldn’t do anything.
In total, the Cowboys gained just 311 yards on the day. To put that into perspective, Wentz had more himself. And, a lot of that came while the Eagles sat back trying to prevent a touchdown at the end of the game. The defense fed off of the Linc’s energy, they finally put in a big game.
Defensive tackle Fletcher Cox made a huge play forcing a fumble when Dallas was driving early in the third quarter. The Eagles recovered it and that really changed the game.
It’s a huge win for the Eagles and the now control their destiny. Next week, they’ll travel to Metlife Stadium to take on the New York Giants. Win that one and the NFC East is there’s. Fly Eagles Fly!
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