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NFL: The Eagles win 26-17 against the Cowboys in a divisional duel

NFL: The Eagles win 26-17 against the Cowboys in a divisional duel


After the Lions, Vikings, Leaders, Jaguars and Cardinals, the Eagles made the Dallas Cowboys their last victim on their roster. Against a team that has lost only one of its five games this season, Philadelphia scored a 26-17 victory to remain the only unbeaten team in the NFL this season.

With this win over their division rival, the Eagles (6-0) stayed in place atop the National East, ahead of the New York Giants (5-1) and the Cowboys (4-2).

However, it was not without hard work and without the need to show resilience that the Eagles managed to escape with victory. After a perfect start to the game, which saw them take a 20-0 lead, everything collapsed for Philadelphia, who saw the Cowboys approach three short points.

The Eagles opened the scoring for the first time early in the second quarter with a five-yard run from Miles Sanders for a touchdown. Then, moments later, AJ Brown accepted a 15-yard pass thrown by Jalen Hurts to double his lead philly. Two field goals from Jake Elliott allowed the Eagles to increase their lead to 20-0.

After scoring their first points with a field goal, the Cowboys opened the machine to close the gap that separated them from the Eagles. Ezekiel Elliott scored the first goal in the 14-yard dash, before seeing Jake Ferguson add another touchdown to make it 20-17.

However, Hurts halted Dallas’ offensive tackle in the fourth quarter by spotting DeVonta Smith for a touchdown. The Eagles managed to convert the two points and went to the end of the match to win.

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For his part, Hurts won his ninth straight game in the regular season, the longest active streak in the NFL.