Philadelphia 20, Dallas 7

Saturday, December 24, 2011 4:15 PM
WHEN: 4:15 PM EST, Saturday, December 24, 2011
WHERE: Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas
TEMPERATURE: DOME
HEAD OFFICIAL: Bill Leavy
ATTENDANCE: 84834

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Philadelphia 7 7 3 3 20
Dallas 0 0 0 7 7

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Philadelphia 7-8 2-5 5-3 W3
Dallas 8-7 5-3 3-4 L1

Recap

Michael Vick tossed a pair of touchdown passes as the Philadelphia Eagles cruised to a 20-7 road triumph over the Dallas Cowboys, who lost quarterback Tony Romo to a hand injury and opted to rest some of their starters on Saturday.

On the team's first series, Romo suffered a contusion on his throwing hand after he hit the helmet of Philadelphia defensive end Jason Babin. In the wake of the New York Giants' 29-14 win over the Jets earlier in the day, the Cowboys exercised caution with Romo - and others - by holding them out for the remainder of the contest.

The NFC East title will be on the line New Year's Day when Dallas (8-7) pays a visit to MetLife Stadium to face the Giants (8-7). New York won the first meeting with a 37-34 triumph over the Cowboys on Dec. 11.

Vick completed 18 of 32 passes for 293 yards with scoring strikes to tight end Brent Celek and Jeremy Maclin for Philadelphia (7-8), which was officially eliminated from postseason consideration with the Giants' victory earlier in the day.

Vick tossed a 13-yard touchdown to Celek over the middle to give the Eagles the lead just 3:30 into the first quarter. The touchdown was Celek's second in as many weeks.

Jason Avant nearly doubled the advantage, but the wideout lost the ball before diving over the pylon in the second. The play resulted in a touchback.

The Eagles rebounded from the lost opportunity as Maclin held on for a 5-yard touchdown with five seconds remaining in the first half.

Stephen McGee, who replaced Romo after the first series, completed 24 of 38 passes for 182 yards. McGee found Miles Austin on a 4-yard touchdown pass with seven seconds remaining in the game.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Philadelphia   Dallas
LeSean McCoy Player Sammy Morris
13 Attempts 13
35 Yards 29
2.7 Avg Yards 2.2
0 Touchdowns 0
11 Long 9
Receiving
Philadelphia   Dallas
DeSean Jackson Player Dez Bryant
5 Receptions 6
90 Yards 62
18.0 Avg Yards 10.3
0 Touchdowns 0
33 Long 14

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Philadelphia 386 105 281 2 2 0 3.0 0
Dallas 238 81 157 1 0 0 2.0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Dallas will play their next game on the road against N.Y. Giants. The Cowboys have a W/L % of .533 after a win and .533 after a loss.
  • Philadelphia will play their next game at home against Washington. The Eagles have a W/L % of .467 after a win and .467 after a loss.
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