Arlington, TX (SportsNetwork.com) – Mark Sanchez threw a touchdown pass and
ran for another score as the Philadelphia Eagles seized sole possession of
first place in the NFC East with a 33-10 win over the Dallas Cowboys.
Sanchez had 217 yards on 20-of-29 passing, and LeSean McCoy posted 159 yards
and a touchdown on 25 carries for the Eagles (9-3), who raced out to a 14-0
first-quarter lead and never looked back on their way to improving to 6-0 on
The only thing preventing the score from being even more lopsided was
Philadelphia’s inefficiency in the red zone. The Eagles scored a touchdown
only once and settled for four Cody Parkey field goals in five trips, but it
didn’t come back to haunt them because of a strong defensive effort.
The Eagles ended Tony Romo’s consecutive games streak with a touchdown pass at
38 and held league rushing leader DeMarco Murray to below 100 yards.
Romo completed 18-of-29 passes for 199 yards and threw two interceptions as
Dallas (8-4) dropped its third straight home game.
Murray failed to reach the century mark for only the second time in 2014. He
finished with a season-low 73 yards on 20 carries against the Eagles.
The teams will meet again at Philadelphia on Dec. 14.