PHILADELPHIA -- After the game, coach Jason Garrett and owner/general manager Jerry Jones talked about the importance of the Cowboys’ first drive of the game, which is why it is the Drive of the Game.
After seeing Philadelphia drive 81 yards on 10 plays for a touchdown -- Michael Vick to Riley Cooper from two yards out -- on its first drive, the Cowboys answered with a 13-play, 80-yard drive of its own that ended with an 11-yard touchdown pass from Tony Romo to Felix Jones.
“I really thought the telling thing that we hung onto all day long was the way we answered their touchdown and came back and made that drive principally on the ground,” Jones said. “I really thought that gave us something to hold onto. I know it did for me. Even when they came in the third quarter, I said, ‘Now let’s go out here and do this against a good defense.’ ”
Jones had 41 of the Cowboys’ 80 yards with 30 coming on five carries. He finished with 71 yards on 16 carries and caught three passes for 22 yards.
It was the second time this year the Cowboys have scored a touchdown on their first drive and it was much needed.