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Eagles and Cowboys Tied at 7 After First Quarter

Eagles backup quarterback Michael Vick at the line of scrimmage.

Michael Vick's one yard touchdown run is the only score of the game for Philadelphia.

The Eagles dialed up a similar play to open tonight’s game against the Cowboys to the one they used in Washington, D.C. a few weeks ago.  Michael Vick rolled out of the pocket to his left, had plenty of time to step into a bomb to DeSean Jackson and connected for 60 yards on the first play of the game, moving the ball into the Dallas red zone.

LeSean McCoy then converted a key fourth-and-one play before Michael Vick punched it in from one yard out on a quarterback draw, putting the Eagles on top 7-0.

The Cowboys came right back though, putting together a more methodical drive, going 77 yards on 10 plays before Jon Kitna found Jason Witten for a 1-yard touchdown with Ernie Sims trailing in coverage.  Dallas ran seven times on the drive for 54 yards, an average of 7.7 per carry.

Both teams were forced to punt on their following drives, though, leaving the score at 7-7 at the end of the first quarter.  Philadelphia has the ball heading into the second quarter.

After one quarter, Michael Vick is 3-5 for 83 yards with 2 runs for 2 yards and a touchdown.  DeSean Jackson has one catch for 60 yards, while LeSean McCoy has two runs for no yards.  Jon Kitna is 6-6 for 29 yards and a touchdown to Jason Witten from one yard out, while Felix Jones has four runs for 16 yards and Tashard Choice has four for 13 yards.

Topics: Cowboys, Dallas Cowboys, DeSean Jackson, Eagles, Eagles Cowboys, Jason Witten, Jon Kitna, Michael Vick, Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday Night Football

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