Prescott throws 5 TD passes as Cowboys romp over Eagles, beat Philadelphia 51-26 – Greeley Tribune

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Dak Prescott threw a career-high five touchdown passes against backup Philadelphia Eagles, Cedric Wilson and Dalton Schultz each had two scoring catches, and the Dallas Cowboys lived up to their slim hopes for the No. 2 seed in the NFC playoffs. kept. 51-26 win on Saturday night.


The Cowboys still had to seed to play against the Eagles team that rested Jalen Harts and other key starters ahead of the NFC wild-card game next week.

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The NFC champion Cowboys (12-5) need a loss against last-placed Carolinas against Super Bowl champions Tampa Bay on Sunday and the Los Angeles Rams and Arizona Cardinals to grab the No. 2 seed. There is also a way for Dallas to seed the No. 3.

The Cowboys couldn’t finish worse than the fourth seed. The Eagles (9-8) could still be seeded sixth.


Prescott remained in the game until the fourth quarter, seemingly increasing the lead with each throw and therefore, perhaps, injury risk for the QB nearly 15 months removed from the horrific compound fracture of his right ankle that ended his 2020 season. done.

Prescott did his best to get an offense that went for at least 400 yards during a regular 6–1 start to go into the playoffs after a two-year absence. He was 21 of 27 for 295 yards and there were no interceptions.

He came out spotless – and with a record for the Cowboys touchdown pass In a season with 37. Tony Romo threw 36 in 2007. Prescott threw an 8-yard touchdown pass to Corey Clement early in the fourth quarter to make him 37-20 and set the mark and, mercifully to the Eagles, take him out. Play.


Of course, Prescott set his record this season in a 17th game.

Staying sharp, scoring points, and, yes, trampling a hated NFC former opponent were all Cowboys needed for high points.

But, as team records continue to fall from both sides, victory comes with a little shoulder. With nothing to play, the Eagles treated the game as a preseason finale. With the team running for 3,144 yards and 784 yards, the night came to rest. So tackled Len Johnson, cornerback Darius Slay, and 11 more players on the reserve/COVID-19 list.


Gardner Minshaw started for Hearts and — for a drive, at least — it was Minshaw frenzy again when he threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Tyree Jackson on the opening drive. It was the first catch of Jackson’s career.

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Philadelphia didn’t give anyone on the green more reason to chant and cheer for the rest of the game.

Prescott quickly drained the energy from the stadium. He struck Wilson for TD receptions of 14 and 24 yards in the first half and then joined with Schultz twice in the final 1:45 of the half for a 30-17 lead. Schultz became Only fifth player since 2000 For catching two touchdown passes within the last 2 minutes of the first half.

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Already a sparse crowd due to low stakes and low temperatures, Eagles fans rushed to exit the halfway point.

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Eagles center Jason Kelce played a snap to extend his streak in the 122 games he played, the longest active streak among centres.

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The Eagles also started wide receiver Devonta Smith as he chased Deason Jackson for the most yards received by a rookie in team history. He entered 38 yards shyly and the Eagles tried to grab the record in a hurry. His first two receptions were for 25 and 12 yards – that is, just 37. He took 4 yards late in the first quarter and set the record with 916 yards and then he hit the bench.

The Eagles set a franchise record for rushing yards in one season. The Cowboys set a franchise record for most points scored in a season. Ezekiel Elliott reached 1,000 yards running for the Cowboys for the fourth time.

Ito Smith and Jacquan Hardy scored in the fourth quarter that helped the Cowboys set an NFL record for the most players scored a touchdown in a season at 22.

Milestones reached with the benefit of extra play.

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The Cowboys will host an NFC wild-card game at AT&T Stadium next weekend.

Under the leadership of rookie head coach Nick Siriani, the Eagles enter the postseason ready for a wild-card game.

CBS3 will stream the post-game press conference in the player above.

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