The Philadelphia Eagles took on the Dallas Cowboys this afternoon at Lincoln Financial Field. This game carried much importance, determining first place for the NFC east. With both of these teams at a 3-3 record playing one another, the rivalry was powerful. After a long game with multiple quarterback switches, the Eagles took the defeat and added the fourth loss to their record.
The first quarter began extremely slow, and stayed that way for the remainder of the fifteen minutes. Both teams were scoreless, and Philadelphia could not break through the Cowboys defense. Backup Nick Foles has been excelling in leading the Eagles these past few weeks, but came up short against Dallas. Eventually it was in the second quarter when points appeared on the scoreboard. The Cowboys kicked the first field goal of the game, for 38-yards, leaving the score 3-0 at halftime.
It was in the third quarter when it became evident which team was playing above the other. After Foles suffers from a possible head injury after a tackle, Philadelphia was forced to send in their third-string quarterback, Matt Barkley. Dealing with the stadium pressure, Barkley threw his first three career interceptions, and was unable to bring a touchdown to the Eagles. Dallas scored their first touchdown, leaving Philadelphia still scoreless entering the fourth quarter.
The final quarter of the game finally allowed points for the Eagles. Alex Henery kicked a 31-yard field goal, giving Philadelphia their only three points of the game. In the final plays, Romo threw a touchdown pass, leaving Dallas with 17, and the Eagles only 3. Next week, the Eagles will be at their home field once again, facing the New York Giants, and hopefully fans will be able to see the end of the curse with a win.