Three times before midnight, the Eagles intercepted Cowboys quarterback Cooper Rush, eliminating the Cowboys’ chance at a fairytale ending. In addition to Darius Slay’s interception, C.J. Gardner-two Johnson’s picks helped keep Philadelphia’s perfect record intact.
Despite losing their 20-0 lead, the Eagles triumphed 26-17 to get to 6-0. The loss dropped the Cowboys to 4-2 on the season and third in the NFC East, behind the surging 5-1 Giants and the favored Eagles.
When Dak Prescott fractured his right thumb in the season opener, the Eagles gave the Cowboys a taste of what it’s like without him. Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys, is hopeful that his team’s starting quarterback will be healthy enough to play in Week 7.
Prior to Sunday, Rush has yet to throw an interception this season. Going 18-of-38 for 181 yards with a touchdown and three interceptions gave him a passer rating of 1.0 at halftime and a 37.3 overall. The Cowboys outgained the Eagles 315-270, with 165 more yards coming in the third quarter alone for Dallas.
Jalen Hurts threw for 155 yards and two touchdowns on 15 of 25 passing; A.J. Brown caught five passes for 67 yards and a touchdown; DeVonta Smith caught five passes for 44 yards and a touchdown, and Miles Sanders carried for 71 yards and a touchdown on 18 runs.
When it came to tackling, T.J. Edwards had 14 for the Eagles, while James Bradberry broke up four passes. Micah Parsons, a linebacker for the Cowboys, had seven tackles and two pass breakups but no sacks because the Eagles played excellent defense against him.
With 54 seconds left, a brawl broke out between Eagles center Jason Kelce and Cowboys defensive lineman Osa Odighizuwa. The officials flagged Odighizuwa for 15 yards of penalties.