4:15 PM ET, October 8, 2006
Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA
|Len Pasquarelli's takes ...|
• This was supposed to be Terrell Owens' time to shine. Instead, he was almost an afterthought in the Cowboys' loss, Len Pasquarelli writes.
• The Eagles blitzed their way to seven sacks and a huge NFC East win over the Cowboys, Len Pasquarelli writes.
|Scouts Inc.'s take ...|
This was a great game that lived up to expectations with five lead changes.
Donovan McNabb (right) showed why he is the top passer in the NFL, throwing to seven receivers while leading the Eagles to victory. McNabb went after Cowboys rookie safety Pat Watkins, who was beat twice on double moves for touchdowns of 87 and 40 yards.
The Eagles' offense could not run the ball against the Cowboys and struggled to convert on third down. If it was not for the explosive plays, this game might have ended differently.
The Cowboys' offensive line did a nice job opening running lanes for Julius Jones. He had his second 100-yard game in two weeks. But the pass protection was bad and Drew Bledsoe struggled all game. The Eagles had seven sacks and made Bledsoe make poor throws into coverage.
Terrell Owens was a non-factor in his return to Philadelphia on Sunday, finishing with three catches for 45 yards in the Cowboys' 38-24 loss to the Eagles. A look at how others have fared in their first games in Philadelphia since leaving one of the city's teams:
• Eric Lindros, Jan. 12, 2002
• Scott Rolen, Aug. 16, 2002
• Larry Brown, Nov. 26, 2003
Stallworth (hamstring) and CB Rod Hood (heel) missed their second straight game for the Eagles. ... The Eagles snapped a seven-game losing streak against NFC East opponents, including a 30-24 overtime loss in Week 2 to the Giants after they wasted a 17-point lead in the fourth quarter.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||3.8||7.1|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||2-3||2-3|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||1||1|
|TD||11:43||Brian Westbrook, 5 yd run (David Akers kick is good)|
Drive info: 2 plays, 12 yds, 0:36
|FG||10:02||David Akers 27 yd Field Goal|
Drive info: 4 plays, 5 yds, 1:10
|TD||4:15||Marion Barber, 2 yd run (Mike Vanderjagt kick is good)|
Drive info: 10 plays, 57 yds, 5:48
|TD||10:45||DeMarcus Ware, 15 yd fumble return (Mike Vanderjagt kick is good)|
Drive info: 5 plays, 28 yds, 2:49
|TD||9:17||Donovan McNabb, 1 yd run (David Akers kick is good)|
Drive info: 4 plays, 61 yds, 1:17
|TD||3:33||Drew Bledsoe, 7 yd run (Mike Vanderjagt kick is good)|
Drive info: 12 plays, 75 yds, 5:50
|TD||7:40||Hank Baskett, 87 yd pass from Donovan McNabb (David Akers kick is good)|
Drive info: 1 plays, 87 yds, 0:00
|FG||11:18||Mike Vanderjagt 39 yd Field Goal|
Drive info: 11 plays, 57 yds, 3:53
|TD||9:21||Reggie Brown, 40 yd pass from Donovan McNabb (David Akers kick is good)|
Drive info: 4 plays, 76 yds, 2:01
|TD||0:31||Lito Sheppard, 102 yd interception return (David Akers kick is good)|
Drive info: 12 plays, 78 yds, 4:10