The first-place Philadelphia Eagles are in town for a primetime tilt with the Dallas Cowboys.
Things have gotten ugly in the second half.
The Eagles surged to a three-score lead in the third quarter, scoring touchdowns on consecutive drives that sandwiched a Cowboys punt.
Philadelphia went for two after each touchdown (making both) because their kicker, Jake Elliott, was ruled out for the remainder of the game at halftime.
Philly made quick work of their opening drive in the second half. Pass plays of 28 and 18 yards galvanized the 75-yard drive, which took just four minutes off the clock.
The Cowboys more or less dominated the time-of-possession battle in the first half, and put forth a strong defensive effort after the first drive, but only have a two-point lead to show for it.
Mike Nugent accounted for all of the Cowboys' scoring in the first half. A 59-yard drive that chewed up 7:19 of game clock led to a 48-yarder from the fill-in kicker and gave the Cowboys the lead at the break.
Worth noting: Cowboys cornerback Anthony Brown dropped an interception with a LOT of green in front of him with 21 seconds to go in the half that could've led to more Cowboys points.
I mean, we're all laughing at Anthony Brown right now... but that drop is the difference between a kneel down with 2 seconds left, and a 9-7 score...— Mike Leslie (@MikeLeslieWFAA) November 20, 2017
...and 16-7 at the half.
The teams traded 61-yard punts early in the second quarter. On a 3rd-and-17 play deep in their own territory, Dak Prescott threw his second interception of the night -- a glorified punt that gave the Eagles the ball at midfield.
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The Eagles took over with a short field following a Dak Prescott interception on the Cowboys' third drive, but came up empty when Jake Elliott missed a 34-yard field goal with just over 30 seconds to play in the first.
Mike Nugent's second field goal of the evening brought the Cowboys within one after a drive stalled at the nine-yard line. Eagles cornerback Ronald Darby got away with what looked like obvious pass interference on a third-down incompletion.
Philadelphia responded to a Cowboys field goal by driving 75 yards on eight plays, including a 22-yard pass to Kenjon Barner that he followed with a four-yard touchdown run.
A 61-yard return on the opening kickoff by Cowboys wide receiver Ryan Switzer set them up with a short field on the first drive of the game, but Dallas settled for a field goal after three plays and just seven yards. Mike Nugent's kick was good from 48 yards.
Dak's pregame cleats
Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott honored his late mother, Peggy, with his pregame cleats Sunday.
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