Romo passes Aikman as Dallas drops Philly
Cowboys quarterback becomes franchise’s touchdown passing leader, breaking a tie.
ARLINGTON — Tony Romo threw three touchdown passes to break Troy Aikman’s career franchise record, and the Dallas Cowboys beat the Philadelphia Eagles 38-33 on Sunday night.
The Cowboys (6-6) trailed 27-24 when Romo led an 86yard drive that was sparked by a 35-yard pass to Dez Bryant on third down. Bryant gave Dallas the lead when took a screen pass from the 6 and got inside the pylon with 5:40 remaining.
The Eagles (3-9) lost their eighth straight game despite 169 yards rushing and two touchdowns from rookie Bryce Brown, a week after he set an Eagles rookie record with 178 yards.
Dallas went ahead by 11 when Morris Claiborne returned a fumble by Brown 50 yards for a touchdown.
Brown’s fellow Philadelphia rookie Nick Foles, the former Westlake High School player, threw a scoring pass to give the Eagles a 24-17 lead after three quarters.
Romo set a Dallas record with his 166th touchdown pass, tying it at 17, but the Eagles answered with an 80yard drive to retake the lead midway through the third. Brown, starting in place of LeSean McCoy for the second straight week, had 26 yards on the ground and a 7-yard