Dallas Cowboys 51-26 Philadelphia Eagles: Dak Prescott breaks Tony Romo’s single-season TD record as Cowboys hammer Eagles | NFL News

Dak Prescott throws five career-record touchdowns to finish with 37 this season, beating Tony Romo’s franchise record for the Cowboys; Dallas improves to 12-5 this season, while the Eagles (9-8) are still guaranteed a place in the playoffs despite the first defeat in five

Last updated: 01/09/22 7:26


Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott pitched five touchdown passes to set a new franchise record in a single season

Dak Prescott threw for 295 yards and five career-record touchdowns – beating Tony Romo’s one-season record for the Dallas Cowboys – in a 51-26 for the Philadelphia Eagles on Saturday night.

Game history

Prescott found Cedrick Wilson and Dalton Schultz for two scores each and former Eagle Corey Clement for the last, 27 seconds into the fourth quarter which set the new franchise record of 37 passing TDs in one season.

The Cowboys have improved to 12-5 this season after their NFC East rivals’ series win – they are currently positioned as the number 2 seeded in the conference, but may still slide down to number 4 depending on the outcome of the match. Sunday Games. The Eagles (9-8), despite the defeat ending a four-game winning streak, have a confirmed playoff spot regardless of what happens on Sunday.

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Gardner Minshew started as a quarterback for Philadelphia, replacing the rested Jalen Hurts, and completed 19 of 33 pass attempts for 186 yards, with two touchdowns and an interception. Hurts was among 10 players declared inactive by the Eagles, who had already set their sights on their Super Wild Card Weekend bout next week.

Statistics leader

Cowboy

  • Pass: Dak Prescott, 21/27, 295 yards, 2 TD
  • Running: Ezekiel Elliott, 18 carries, 87 yards
  • Corey Clement, seven carry, 58 yards
  • Reception: Cedrick Wilson, five tricks, 119 yards, 2 TD

Eagles

  • Passes: Gardner Minshew, 19/33, 186 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT
  • Run: Kenneth Gainwell, 12 carries, 78 yards, 1 TD
  • Jason Huntley, 13 carries, 51 yards,
  • Reception: Quez Watkins, five catches, 84 yards, 1 TD

Score summary

Score summary

FIRST FOURTH
Cowboy 0-7 eagles Gardner Minshew passes TD from three yards to Tyree Jackson (extra point)
brown 7-7 Eagles Dak Prescott 14 yard TD passes to Cedrick Wilson (extra point)
Cowboy 10-7 Eagles Greg Zuerlein goal of the field from 48 yards
SECOND FOURTH
Cowboy 10-10 eagles Jake Elliott goal of the field from 38 yards
Cowboy 17-10 Eagles Dak Prescott 24 yard TD passes to Cedrick Wilson (extra point)
Cowboy 17-17 eagles Kenneth Gainwell TD run of seven yards (extra point)
Cowboy 23-17 Eagles Dak Prescott passes two yards TD to Dalton Schultz (missed extra point)
Cowboy 30-17 Eagles Dak Prescott passes TD from nine yards to Dalton Schultz (extra point)
THIRD QUARTER
Cowboy 30-20 eagles Jake Elliott goal of the field from 40 yards
FOURTH QUARTER
Cowboy 37-20 Eagles Dak Prescott passes TD from eight yards to Corey Clement (extra point)
Cowboy 44-20 Eagles Ito Smith’s four-yard TD run (extra point)
Cowboy 51-20 Eagles JaQuan Hardy 22 yard TD run (extra point)
Cowboy 51-26 eagles Gardner Minshew TD from 36 yards passes to Quez Watkins (two point conversion failed)

Key moments

Minshew started scoring when he threw a three-yard touchdown pass to Tyree Jackson just over five minutes into play. But Dallas immediately responded with Prescott that he found Wilson for the first of their two TDs to close their opening possession.

Philadelphia equaled the Cowboys score early, Kenneth Gainwell rushed for a seven-yard score to equalize the game at 17-17 with three minutes and 40 seconds left in the first half, but it was at this point that Dallas made started to peel off.

Prescott and Schultz teamed up to score two and nine-yard shots within the two-minute warning to see the guests open a 13-point lead during the break.

The Cowboys then scored three touchdowns in the first six and a half minutes of the fourth quarter, the first of which was Prescott’s record TD throw, and the last saw JaQuan Hardy run from 22 yards for his first NFL score in absolute.

Minshew finished the game as he started, throwing another touchdown for Philadelphia – a 36-yard strike at Quez Watkins – but the game was long over by then and the Cowboys ran out of the final two minutes of a comfortable win.

What’s next?

The Eagles will end up as seeded no. 7 in the NFC – and they will travel to the No. 2 on Super Wild Card weekend – if the San Francisco 49ers win at the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday night. If the 49ers lose and the New Orleans Saints win, the Eagles will rise to number 6 and play away at number 3 of the suit.

Philadelphia may still face the Cowboys on consecutive weekends. Dallas is guaranteed a home draw to open the playoffs, but it is yet to be determined whether they will finish as No. 2, 3 or 4 in the conference.

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