PHILADELPHIA — At halftime on “Sunday Night Football,” the Philadelphia Eagles take on the division rival Dallas Cowboys. Philly led Dallas 20-3 at halftime and dominated the game on both sides of the ball.
Both teams were scoreless at the end of the first quarter, but a crucial penalty by the Dallas defense on the final play of the period led to the Eagles’ first touchdown of the game — and the floodgates opened from there. Cooper Rush threw his first and second interceptions of the season, each on a pass that almost forced an uncovered receiver into coverage. He completed just 5 of 16 passes for 36 yards and two picks in the first half.
Meanwhile, the Eagles misfired on three consecutive possessions by Dallas. They answered Rush’s two interceptions with a touchdown (an RPO by AJ Brown that he ran into the flat) and a field goal, and they added another field goal after Dallas turned the ball over on downs following Mike McCarthy’s missed opportunity. Spot challenge on CeeDee Lamb’s catch that should have given Dallas a new set of downs.
Dallas’ only score came on the final drive of the half, which benefited from a 62-yard kick return by Kavonte Durbin. The Cowboys had a chance to turn that drive into a touchdown, but what would have been a spectacular catch by Noah Brown on a fade route out of the back of the end zone, they eventually fumbled.
Will the Eagles close it out and move to 6-0, or will Rush and Co. stage another late game? We will find out soon. In the meantime, keep it locked to our live blog throughout the evening as we keep you updated with stats, scores and highlights.
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