There won’t be an NFC East champion crowned this week. Dak Prescott threw for 347 yards and three touchdowns, including two in the second half, to lead the Dallas Cowboys past the Gardner Minshew-led Philadelphia Eagles 40-34 to stay alive in the division race.
Philadelphia put up a valiant effort with Minshew at quarterback, but four turnovers that led to 20 Cowboys points resulted in their undoing. Dallas scored the final 13 points to win the game, six of which came off of a Minshew interception and a Miles Sanders fumble to give them a short field and take control of the game.
Prescott tied the game at 34-34 with 5:49 left with a 7-yard touchdown pass to CeeDee Lamb to erase the Cowboys’ second 10-point deficit of the day. The Cowboys took their first lead since the first quarter after converting a 48-yard field goal by Brett Maher with 2:19 to play. After Sanders’ fumble, the Cowboys drove down to the Eagles’ 8-yard line — but T.J. Edwards kept the game alive with a tackle on Prescott in the final two minutes. Maher kicked a 26-yard field goal with 1:41 to play to put Dallas up 40-34.
Minshew and the Eagles offense got to the Cowboys’ 19-yard line in the final minutes, but couldn’t go any farther as Dallas stopped Philadelphia by forcing an incomplete pass on fourth down to seal the victory.
Minshew finished 24 of 40 for 355 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. DeVonta Smith finished with eight catches for 113 yards and two touchdowns and A.J. Brown had six catches for 103 yards.
Lamb had 10 catches for 120 yards and two touchdowns for the Cowboys. Prescott completed 26 of 35 passes to eight different receivers while also having six carries for 41 yards.
The Eagles won’t clinch the NFC East, but still need one win in the final two games to lock that up and home-field advantage. The Cowboys clinch at least the No. 5 seed in the NFC with the win.
Takeaways are coming shortly, but a recap of the game can be found in the live blog below.