Eagles win in overtime as Cowboys drop sixth straight

Mon Nov 9, 2015 1:50am EST
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(The Sports Xchange) - Philadelphia quarterback Sam Bradford and wide receiver Jordan Matthews connected on a 41-yard touchdown on the first possession of overtime to give the Eagles a wild 33-27 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night.

"It's coming your way, win right here," Bradford said he told Matthews in the overtime huddle. "And sure enough, he ran a great route, and obviously the catch was huge."

The Eagles (4-4) not only avenged a Week 2 loss to Dallas (2-6) but climbed back into the thick of the NFC East race, trailing the division-leading New York Giants (5-4) by just a half-game.

"We're just trying to get wins each week, and then we'll pick our heads up after that last game against the Giants and see if we won enough," Eagles coach Chip Kelly said.

"Our mentality is every single week we've got to go out and play to the end."

Bradford completed 25 of 36 passes for 295 yards with the one touchdown and no interceptions. Matthews had nine catches for 133 yards.

Eagles running back DeMarco Murray, in his first game back in Arlington to face his former team, had 161 total yards and a touchdown.

The Cowboys (2-6) lost their sixth in row, all without quarterback Tony Romo, in a season that began with Super Bowl aspirations.

"You've just got to keep going," Dallas coach Jason Garrett said. "You've got to keep banging away. You've got to keep doing things the right way on the practice field, playing the right way."   Continued...

Nov 8, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford (7) throws a pass the first quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports