After a scoreless third quarter, the Eagles and Cowboys remain tied at 7-7. Philadelphia threatened on its first possession of the second half, picking up a first down thanks to a Mike Jenkins holding penalty. Kevin Kolb then hit Clay Harbor for an 18-yard gain and Keith Brooking hit the tight end late, tacking on 15 more yards and moving the Birds down to the Dallas 21.
The Cowboys defense stepped up though, as Terence Newman intercepted Kolb at the Cowboys’ 14-yardline. Stephen McGee connected with Miles Austin for a 31-yard gain, helping the Cowboys move to the Philadelphia 35-yardline, where they faced a fourth-and-4. Dallas went for it, and McGee’s pass under heavy pressure from a blitz fell incmplete, intended for Austin.
After trading punts, Philadelphia finally got a little something going offensively when Jerome Harrison broke a 36-yard run down to the Cowboys’ 24-yardline. After two short runs, the Eagles face a third-and-9 at the Cowboys’ 23-yardline to open the fourth quarter.