Eagles Come Back to Beat Cowboys 30-27

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Philadelphia got the ball back and drove to the Dallas 32-yardline before settling for a 50-yard field goal by David Akers, his longest since November 8, 2009 when he hit a 52-yarder against the Cowboys.

Philadelphia forced a punt, and on the first play of the next drive, Vick hit Jackson on the left sideline and Jackson turned it upfield, sprinting through the Cowboys’ secondary for a 91-yard touchdown to put the Eagles on top 27-20.

On the first play of the Cowboys’ ensuing drive, Dimitri Patterson intercepted Jon Kitna at the Cowboys 32-yardline, setting up a short drive for the Eagles that resulted in a 28-yard field goal by Akers to give the Eagles a 30-20 lead with 8:19 remaining.

Dallas wouldn’t go quietly though, orchestrating a long scoring drive with a key fourth-and-eight conversion by Jon Kitna, who scrambled away from pressure and dashed 10 yards for the first down. A few plays later, Kitna hit Witten for a 22-yard touchdown to pull the Cowboys within a field goal at 30-27 with 4:22 left.

Philadelphia got the ball back at its own 10-yardline after a personal foul on Jorrick Calvin after taking an eventful knee in the end zone, and the Eagles kept the ball on the ground to chew up clock. LeSean McCoy caught a pass for 6 yards, then ran for 12, 19 and 13 yards on three consecutive plays.  A naked bootleg from Vick set up a third-and-one at the Dallas 31-yardline coming out of the two-minute warning.

With the Cowboys out of timeouts, LeSean McCoy picked up a game sealing six-yard run to move the chains and put the Eagles into the victory formation to end the game.
McCoy ended up with a career-high 149 yards rushing on 16 carries, while Jackson racked up a career-high 210 yards through the air on four catches.  Vick completed 16-of-26 passes for 270 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions while running eight times for 16 yards and a score.

Jon Kitna completed 24-of-35 passes for 242 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions and ran three times for 27 yards.  Jason Witten caught seven passes for 69 yards and Felix Jones ran 13 times for 41 yards.

With the win, the Eagles improve to 9-4 and have sole possession of first place in the NFC East, at least until the Giants and Vikings square off tomorrow night.

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