Dak Prescott set a franchise record and Ezekiel Elliott rushed for more than 100 yards as Dallas Cowboys returned to winning ways with a 37-10 divisional win over Philadelphia.
After a blistering start to the season which saw them win their opening three games, the Cowboys had slumped to three straight defeats but ahead of their bye week, they were back to their very best against their NFC East rivals.
A dominant display saw them run up 189 yards of rushing offence with three touchdowns, against an Eagles team that had come into the game as the league’s second-ranked rushing defense.
Amari Cooper added 106 more through the air as the Cowboys assumed an element of control in the division and moved back to the top of the standings.
Prescott’s eight-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter at AT&T Stadium was his 21st for the Cowboys and put the seal on a dominant victory, while for good measure it saw him register the most TDs by a Dallas signal-caller in franchise history, overtaking Roger Staubach’s mark (20).
Goedert fumbled on a hit from Jaylon Smith at the end of an eight-yard catch on the opening possession, allowing Maliek Collins to recover at the Philadelphia 45. Five plays later, Tavon Austin grabbed the opening score of the game.
On the Eagles’ next position, Wentz fumbled on the sack by DeMarcus Lawrence, and Antwaun Woods recovered. Elliott ran over Jenkins on the next play on what was ruled a 14-yard score before replays showed his knee down at the one-yard line. Elliott scored on the next play.
The Cowboys answered the only touchdown from Eagles – Wentz’s 28-yard pass to Goedert – when Prescott faked a handoff to Elliott and threw to wide-open Blake Jarwin in the end zone for a 21-7 lead.
With the damage done, the teams traded field goals in a low-key second half where Prescott was able to claim the headlines with his record-breaking moment in the final quarter.
Cowboys – After a return to winning ways, the Cowboys head into their bye week with an extended chance to reset before they take on another NFC East rivals, the New York Giants on Monday Night Football in Week Nine