Philadelphia Eagles set franchise record on Christmas Eve versus Cowboys

Gardner Minshew, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports)
Gardner Minshew, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports) /

It’s official. In what has already been a spectacular season, the hits keep coming for the Philadelphia Eagles. The 2022-2023 Birds walked into AT&T Stadium for an on-field battle with the hated Dallas Cowboys, and let’s just say the first half featured a few highlights.

Their first touchdown came by way of a Josh Sweat pick-six, the first of his career (give yourself a high-five if you wagered on him as an anytime TD scorer). Their first offensive TD was a record-setter.

It wasn’t one that was highlighted by fireworks. There was neither a long bomb to A.J. Brown nor a Miles Sanders breakaway for a score. Nope… Philly’s offensive score came out of the syllabus known as Stoutland University.

The Philadelphia Eagles set a franchise record for single-season touchdowns on a quarterback sneak and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

Down 14-10 on the scoreboard during the second quarter, Gardner Minshew led the Philadelphia Eagles on a ten-play, 4:26-minute drive to take the lead. The capper was a quarterback sneak on fourth down, one that doubles as his first rushing TD of the season.

This one was a microcosm of this Eagles season. The offensive line played some bully ball. The Cowboys knew the quarterback sneak was the play call (and yet they still couldn’t stop it). Minshew, someone asked to step in out of necessity, is doing all that he can to help pull out a victory for his team.

The Birds added to their record in the third quarter.

It’s been a special afternoon/evening for the Birds on Christmas Eve. We’ll see if they can end this one by putting a checkmark in the win column.

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