Carson Wentz threw a pair of landing passes to beat 4 turnovers, Rodney McLeod returned a fumble 53 yards for a rating and the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Dallas Cowboys 23-9 on Sunday night time.
A pair of two-win groups combating for first place within the weak NFC East in Week eight placed on a sloppy efficiency match for the preseason as an alternative of prime time.
The Eagles (Three-Four-1) took management of the division with their second straight victory. Dallas (2-6) has misplaced three in a row.
Dallas rookie Ben DiNucci, a seventh-round choose from James Madison making his first begin, was sacked 4 instances and misplaced two fumbles. He accomplished 21 of 40 passes for 180 yards.
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Wentz threw two interceptions and misplaced two fumbles however his 9-yard TD cross to Travis Fulgham within the third quarter gave Philadelphia the lead for good. Wentz linked with Jalen Reagor on the 2-point conversion to make it 15-9.
Dallas was driving on the Eagles 21 with an opportunity to take the lead within the fourth quarter when DiNucci was sacked by T.J. Edwards and fumbled. McLeod picked up a free ball and went the space for a 21-9 lead. The two-point conversion failed, however Dallas later took a security on a punt.
DiNucci began as a result of Andy Dalton is out with a concussion and Dak Prescott broke his proper ankle in Week 5.
Boston Scott ran for a career-best 70 yards for the Eagles. Wentz completed 15 of 27 for 123 yards.
Greg Zuerlein hit a 59-yard discipline purpose to offer Dallas a 9-7 halftime lead. The Cowboys turned two fourth-down stops at their 44 into short-drive discipline targets.
DiNucci drove Dallas successfully on the opening possession and Zuerlein kicked a 49-yard discipline purpose.
The Cowboys then had a wonderful alternative after Donovan Wilson strip-sacked Wentz and recovered on the Eagles 25. Dallas had a primary down on the Eagles Four earlier than Brandon Graham stripped DiNucci on second down and recovered.
Philadelphia turned that turnover right into a rating as Wentz tossed a 2-yard TD cross to Reagor for a 7-Three lead. Reagor, the 21st general choose, missed the earlier 5 video games following thumb surgical procedure. A 32-yard cross to Fulgham arrange the rating.
The Eagles went for a fourth-and-Three on the Cowboys 44 on their subsequent drive. Leighton Vander Esch sacked Wentz, knocking the ball away and Dallas recovered at Philadelphia’s 46. Zuerlein’s 49-yarder lower it to 7-6.
The Eagles had a primary down from the Cowboys 34 late within the first half when Trevon Diggs made a sliding interception ultimately zone. Dallas had three takeaways within the first half and 4 complete after getting solely three within the first seven video games.
Diggs picked Wentz once more on a deep cross on Philadelphia’s opening drive within the third quarter. However Zuerlein missed a 52-yarder extensive proper on the following drive. TRICKERY
The Eagles pulled out the Philly Particular within the second quarter with wideout Greg Ward, a university quarterback, trying to throw to Wentz, who was coated. Ward ended up operating for two yards.
The Cowboys had Elliott and Cedrick Wilson take direct snaps in a wildcat formation with DiNucci cut up extensive.
Eagles: CB Darius Slay (ankle) and DT Malik Jackson (quad) left within the third quarter.
Cowboys: Host the Pittsburgh Steelers (7-Zero) subsequent Sunday.
Eagles: Go to the New York Giants (1-6) on Nov. 15 following a bye.