Cowboys vs. Eagles score, takeaways: Dallas scores lead in NFC East race, defeats Philadelphia

The Dallas Cowboys may not be in first place in the NFC East (yet), but they certainly have the look of the best team in the division. Dallas dominated Philadelphia from start to finish with a convincing 33-13 win that showed how much the Cowboys have improved since their loss to the Eagles six weeks ago.

Dak Prescott threw for 271 yards and two touchdowns as Dallas scored on all four of its possessions in the first half, including three TDs to build a 24-6 lead it wouldn’t relinquish. The Cowboys never trailed in this one as Prescott and the offense put in a clean performance in the victory. CeeDee Lamb and Michael Gallup each had receiving touchdowns and Rico Dowdle added a rushing touchdown in the win.

The Cowboys put up over 400 yards of offense and went 9 of 15 on third down. Excluding the kneel down, Dallas scored on seven of nine possessions where the final score was never in doubt. Brandon Oubre kicked four field goals, including becoming the first player in NFL history to make two field goals of more than 59 yards in a game.

Philadelphia failed to score an offensive touchdown and fumbled the ball three times, one from Jalen Hurts and the other two from AJ Brown and DeVonta Smith. All three turnovers were in Cowboys territory. The Eagles’ only touchdown came on a forced fumble by Fletcher Cox that led to a scoop and score from Jalen Carter. The three turnovers were the most for the Eagles in a single game since Week 6.

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Hurts finished 18 of 27 for 197 yards and was held out of the end zone. The Eagles’ running backs had 18 carries for 77 yards while Brown and Smith combined for 14 catches for 167 yards — yet they had two fumbles and two crucial drops inside the 3-yard line that cost the Eagles a potential touchdown.

A recap of the game can be found in our live blog below as both the Cowboys and Eagles have the same record through 14 weeks. The takeaways loom large from this NFC East showdown.

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