Eagles stay perfect as they hold off the Cowboys 26-17

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Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) celebrates with teammates after scoring on a 26-yard touchdown run during the first half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Monday, Sept. 19, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

The Eagles and Cowboys clashed for the division lead in a pivotal week 6 matchup. The showdown was down to the Eagles’ offense Vs the Cowboys’ defense. Micah Parsons Vs Jalen Hurts.

Philadelphia got off to a hot start on both offense and defense as they went up 20-3 after the first half. Jalen Hurts and the offense used the RPO to perfection which kept the Dallas defense honest. It was a smart way to neutralize Micah Parsons who’s been the best defensive player in the league this season.

Unfortunately, after the first half, the Eagles’ second-half woes continued to haunt them as they allowed Dallas to climb back into the game in the third quarter. The score was 20-17 until the Eagles’ offense adjusted and marched down the field to go up 26-17.

The bigger question was if the Eagles’ defense would adjust and on a drive where the Cowboys needed to respond to the Philly’s score, QB Cooper Rush underthrew a wide-open CeeDee Lamb due to pressure from Brandon Graham which led to Chauncey Gardner-Johnson’s second pick of the night.

With 2:35 left on the clock, Dallas struggled to put a drive together as Cooper Rush showed his true colors. Philly’s pass rush stayed aggressive by keeping the pressure going until the very end of the game. The Cowboys went 3 and out followed by a missed field goal by Brett Maher.

Eagles 6-0

The Eagles will now go into their bye week as the only undefeated team in the league at 6-0. While the Giants and Cowboys continue to stay close, the Eagles have shown that neither of those teams is anywhere close to where Philly is.

Photo credit: AP Photo/Matt Slocum