NFC East: Demps

Your Beast first quarter report

November, 8, 2009
11/08/09
9:23
PM ET
Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

PHILADELPHIA -- I was about to brag on the way the Cowboys played defense in the first quarter, but they've opened the second quarter by giving up big plays to Jason Avant and Brent Celek. Avant made an outstanding catch with cornerback Orlando Scandrick draped all over him.

But Celek did a nice job of finding a soft spot behind linebacker Bradie James and in front of safety Gerald Sensabaugh. It looks like the Cowboys are going to have Sensabaugh stay with Celek one-on-one for most of night. So far, Cowboys nose tackle Jay Ratliff is having a a huge game. The Eagles had to settle for a 45-yard field goal from David Akers. On third down, Donovan McNabb took a needless sack. He's got to dump that ball off to LeSean McCoy.

Injury report: Eagles left tackle Jason Peters and safety Quintin Demps have both gone to the locker room for x-rays on their ankles. We'll keep you posted throughout the evening.

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