After the Dallas Cowboys had dominated the Philadelphia Eagles, Dak Prescott raced toward the tunnel and raised his arms towards the fans. He then tossed souvenirs at them.
This scene was starkly different from almost a year ago, when the star quarterback was in pain as he rode a cart through the same spot following the horrific ankle injury that ended him season.
Prescott threw three touchdowns in his home game after the injury. Trevon Diggs returned a 59 yard interception for a score, and the Cowboys defeated the Eagles 41-21 Monday night.
Prescott stated, “Just thankful that I’ve been through everything and all of the hardwork that made it possible for me to do what I love,” It’s the best place to play football.
Ezekiel Elliott ran for a record 95 yards and two touchdowns. Dalton Schultz, a tight end, had his first two-TD game.
Prescott was efficient with 21 of 26 yards for 238 yards in the Eagles’ (1-2) first touchdown.
Prescott’s first AT&T Stadium game since his season-ending dislocation and compound fracture of his right ankle in Week 5, last year against New York Giants, was also the return at full capacity following the pandemic-imposed limitations last season. The retractable roof was open at the facility costing $1.2 billion and there were 93,267 people inside.
Elliott stated, “A guy such as Dak, he will be psyched regardless.” He can’t get anything more than the player he already is and the competitor he’s.
The Cowboys had a 19-1 advantage in first downs in the second half, but the Eagles trailed only 20-7 at halftime. After JavonHargrave forced Prescott to fumble, and then caught the ball for the score at the other end, the Eagles stuffed Prescott with a fourth-down steal.
Diggs stepped infront of a Hurts pass to the sideline on third play of second half. He ran untouched for his first career TD and became the first Dallas player to have a pick in each game since 1985’s Everson Walls.
With three interceptions, Diggs and Cincinnati’s Logan Wilson share first place in the NFL.
Hurts completed passes of 41 yards to Quez watkins, 38 to tight end Dallas Goedert, and 27 yards towards tight end Zach Ertz. He finished 25 of 39 for 326 yard with two TDs. The game was out of reach for a lot of the Texas native’s passing yards and the second TD.
Hurts stated that “I didn’t do a good job of leading.” Hurts said, “I wasn’t good enough at running our offense and doing the things that I need to.” This one’s on you.
Prescott’s touchdown pass of 19 yards to Schultz gave the Cowboys a lead at 14-7. A 2-yarder to Cedrick Wilkins on fourth down effectively ended the game at 34-14.
All doubts were erased when Osa Odighizuwa and Micah Parsons, rookies, shared a Hurts sack on a desperate fourth-and-9 attempt midway through the fourth period. Odighizuwa dropped Hurts for an 11 yard loss, his first sack of his career.
Schultz led Dallas with 80 yards of receiving. He scored again in the fourth quarter on a 22 yarder.
Tony Pollard added 60 yards of rushing on 11 runs as the Cowboys had 160 yards on the ground. 2 run defense.
Fletcher Cox, Eagles defensive tackle, stated that “they had a good plan to run the ball. We were second and fourth and second and third and three.” “One thing that we are known for is stopping the runs. We couldn’t get to the field.”
HALL OF FAME ROUNDS
Jimmy Johnson, the Cowboys’ coach, was honored at halftime with his Pro Football Hall of Fame award ring. He was joined by Cliff Harris, safety, and Drew Pearson. They were all inducted this summer.
Johnson began his speech by thanking Jerry Jones. He ended it with the famous line that he first shouted following a 1992 NFC championship game victory over San Francisco: “How ’bout they Cowboys!” Jones and Johnson split bitterly after Jones won another Super Bowl title. Before Jones placed the ring on Johnson, they hugged.
Eagles: LG Isaac Seumalo, who sustained a right foot injury in the fourth quarter, was taken off on a cart. The Eagles were already without LT Jordan Mailata, (knee), and RG Brandon Brooks, (chest strain). S K’Von Wallace, who was trying to tackle Elliott in the first quarter, injured his left shoulder and didn’t make it back.
Eagles: The Eagles visit Kansas City, the AFC champion. Chiefs are coming off consecutive losses for only the second time since October 2019.
Cowboys: Carolina will be visiting the Panthers on Sunday to try and get their first 4-0 start since 2015, when they were 14-0 and lost in the Super Bowl.