COW­BOYS OVER­COME 10-POINT DEFICIT TO TOP EA­GLES IN OVER­TIME

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - FRONT PAGE - By Schuyler Dixon The As­so­ci­ated Press

AR­LING­TON, TEXAS >>

Dak Prescott threw a 5-yard touch­down pass to Ja­son Wit­ten in over­time to give the Dal­las Cow­boys their sixth straight vic­tory, 29-23 over the Philadel­phia Ea­gles on Sun­day night.

Prescott won the rookie quar­ter­back duel with Car­son Wentz, ral­ly­ing the Cow­boys with a late ty­ing pass to Dez Bryant. Dal­las (6-1) over­came a 10-point deficit in the fourth quar­ter to take a twogame divi­sion lead.

The 23-year-old Prescott re­cov­ered from a shaky start, fin­ish­ing 19 of 39 for 287 yards with two scores and an end zone in­ter­cep­tion that cost the Cow­boys points late in the first half.

Wentz had the Ea­gles (4-3) in po­si­tion for a win with an­other ef­fi­cient per­for­mance. But he couldn’t move Philadel­phia late in reg­u­la­tion with the game tied. The Ea­gles never got the ball in over­time after Prescott led the 75yard scor­ing drive.

On the win­ning play, Prescott started to his right be­fore spin­ning back to his left and find­ing a wide-open Wit­ten, who broke Ed “Too Tall” Jones’ fran­chise record with his 204th start.

Bryant had four catches for 113 yards, in­clud­ing a 53-yarder to set up the first Dal­las touch­down, in the 2014 All-Pro’s re­turn after miss­ing three games with a hair-

line frac­ture in his right knee.

Ezekiel El­liott’s NFL rookie record of four straight games with at least 130 yards rush­ing end, but the NFL’s rush­ing leader played a big part on the win­ning drive with 18 yards rush­ing and a 10-yard catch that set up Wit­ten’s score. He fin­ished with 96 yards on 22 car­ries.

Prescott’s TD pass to Wit­ten tied Troy Aik­man’s rookie fran­chise record of nine scor­ing passes after

Wentz broke Dono­van McNabb’s rookie mark of eight from 1999 with his ninth of the sea­son, a 5-yarder to Jor­dan Matthews that put Philadel­phia up 20-10 in the third quar­ter.

Dar­ren Spro­les had a sea­son-high 86 yards rush­ing on 15 car­ries for the Ea­gles. Matthews had 11 catches for 65 yards.

NOT SO SPE­CIAL

The Cow­boys had a rough first quar­ter on spe­cial teams. Lucky White­head fum­bled the open­ing kick­off but re­cov­ered it. The Ea­gles later got the ball back after punt­ing when Dal­las was called

for too many men on the field. Then the Cow­boys were called for run­ning into Stur­gis, al­though re­plays showed a pretty good act­ing job and the penalty was de­clined be­cause it wasn’t a per­sonal foul and Stur­gis made the 30-yarder.

IN­JURIES

Ea­gles OL Allen Bar­bre left in the first half with a ham­string in­jury and didn’t re­turn . ... Cow­boys S Barry Church left with an arm in­jury in the se­cond half and didn’t re­turn. ... Cow­boys CB Mor­ris Clai­borne left with a groin in­jury late in the fourth quar­ter.

MICHAEL AINSWORTH — THE AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

Dez Does It: Philadel­phia Ea­gles free safety Rod­ney McLeod (23) and cor­ner­back Nolan Car­roll (22) de­fend as Dal­las Cow­boys wide re­ceiver Dez Bryant (88) reaches up to catch a touch­down pass in the se­cond half of an NFL foot­ball game, Sun­day in Ar­ling­ton, Texas.

MICHAEL AINSWORTH — THE AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

Dak’s All Folks: de­fen­sive end Mar­cus Smith (90) pur­sues as Dal­las Cow­boys quar­ter­back Dak Prescott (4) runs the ball for a first down in the se­cond half of an NFL foot­ball game, Sun­day in Ar­ling­ton, Texas.

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