12/10 22:56 CST Dak Prescott, Brandon Aubrey help Cowboys pull even with Eagles
in NFC East with 33-13 victory
Dak Prescott, Brandon Aubrey help Cowboys pull even with Eagles in NFC East
with 33-13 victory
By SCHUYLER DIXON
AP Pro Football Writer
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) --- Dak Prescott threw for two touchdowns, Brandon Aubrey
made four field goals to start his career a record 30-for-30, and the Dallas
Cowboys pulled even in the NFC East with their 15th consecutive home victory,
33-13 over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night.
The Cowboys (10-3) weren't deterred by Jalen Carter's 42-yard fumble return for
a touchdown, winning their fifth consecutive game since a loss at Philadelphia
that gave the Eagles a two-game division lead.
The Eagles (10-3) lost three fumbles and didn't score an offensive touchdown as
quarterback Jalen Hurts, who had the first fumble, lost consecutive games for
the first time since October 2021.
While the Cowboys currently hold the tiebreaker with an extra NFC East victory,
the Eagles would take the division title on subsequent tiebreakers if they win
their remaining four games.
Aubrey became the first kicker with two of at least 59 yards in the same game,
connecting from 60 yards late in the first quarter. His 59-yarder in the third
allowed Aubrey to surpass Greg Zuerlein and Harrison Butker, who each had a
pair from at least 58 yards.
The 28-year-old rookie added a 45-yarder in the fourth and another from 50 in
the final two minutes, extending his NFL record for perfection to start a
With Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy calling plays from the sideline just four days
after an emergency appendectomy, Prescott had a career-best seventh consecutive
game with at least two TD passes.
The Dallas offense bogged down after Prescott's first-half TD passes, but two
big completions for first downs to tight end Jake Ferguson, including a
hurdling effort early in the fourth quarter, led to Aubrey's last two field
The Cowboys were cruising when Prescott lost control of the ball while being
sacked by Fletcher Cox in the third quarter, and Carter picked up the loose
ball and ran untouched to get the Eagles within 24-13.
Down two touchdowns late in the third, Philadelphia couldn't convert on
fourth-and-8 from the Dallas 30-yard line. Stephen Gilmore made the open-field
tackle on DeVonta Smith, who later had the third lost fumble for Philadelphia,
ending any realistic hopes of a rally.
CeeDee Lamb and Michael Gallup had the scoring catches for Dallas, and Rico
Dowdle had a 1-yard plunge that was originally called short but overturned when
the Cowboys challenged.
Prescott was 24 of 39 for 271 yards, and the Cowboys limited Hurts to 197 yards
passing and 30 rushing.
Eagles S Reed Blankenship was ruled out with a concussion after leaving the
game in the first half. ... Cowboys DT Johnathan Hankins was helped off the
field with an ankle injury in the third quarter.
Eagles: At Seattle on Monday, Dec. 18. The Seahawks' loss at San Francisco
means Philadelphia won't face a team with a winning record in its final four
Cowboys: At Buffalo next Sunday in the first of consecutive road matchups with
AFC East playoff contenders. The second is division-leading Miami.
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