Cowboys-Eagles: This one's over

December, 28, 2008
12/28/08
6:10
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Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

PHILADELPHIA -- For whatever reason, the Cowboys came out completely flat in the first half. And given new life by other teams, the Eagles played like a team possessed. The Cowboys spent most of the week reminding Tony Romo to protect the football, but the interception late in the first half was a back-breaker. He floated the ball off his back foot in the general direction of Roy Williams, and it was easy pickings for Sheldon Brown. Throw in Pacman Jones' fumble and you're dealing with a 27-3 halftime deficit.

The Cowboys needed a ballyard play from tight end Jason Witten to Terrell Owens to finally threaten the Eagles. But just on time, Flozell Adams contributed his weekly false start penalty.

Then a sack and fumble by Romo that Chris Clemons returns 73 yards for a touchdown. Folks, put this one in the books. The Eagles will be headed to Minnesota for a wild-card playoff game next weekend as Philadelphia leads Dallas, 34-3.

Will Wade Phillips be back in 2009? Will Jason Garrett return as the highest-paid assistant in the game? Those are the questions we'll be asking.

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