Eagles Lasso The Cowboys, 33-10

first_imgARLINGTON, Texas — LeSean McCoy said beating Dallas with the NFC East lead on the line felt a lot like last year, when Philadelphia wrapped up a playoff berth in the Cowboys’ $1.2 billion stadium.There’s one big difference for the Eagles, though: They might have to do it again in a rematch on their home field next month to make sure they get back to the postseason.McCoy ran for 159 yards and a touchdown, Mark Sanchez had his first scoring run in almost three years and the Philadelphia defense took advantage of a ragged Tony Romo in a 33-10 victory on Nov. 27.“This is only the first half,” linebacker Connor Barwin said. “We have them again in two weeks and we need to back it up again. The same way we did today, if not even better.”The Eagles (9-3) opened with quick drives of 80 and 88 yards for touchdowns. They took sole possession of the division lead with four games remaining, including the Dec. 14 rematch.“We’re not into statements,” Philadelphia coach Chip Kelly said. “We’ve given ourselves the opportunity to play meaningful football in December, and in this league, every week is a whole different deal, a whole different animal.”McCoy, who led the NFL with 1,604 yards rushing last season, had his fourth 100-yard game in the past seven after going without one through the first five weeks. He secured his fourth 1,000-yard season since 2010, and the Eagles improved to 6-0 on Thanksgiving.Although his deficit to Dallas’ DeMarco Murray in the rushing race is probably insurmountable, McCoy outgained Murray, who was held under 100 yards for just the second time this season.Murray finished with 73 yards and Dallas’ only touchdown on 20 carries, the last a 6-yard loss when he was dropped by Mychal Kendricks on fourth-and-1 early in the fourth quarter.“I don’t really compare myself,” said McCoy, who had a season-high 25 carries. “I just try to be me. I don’t really get into that whole, especially during the season, who’s this, who’s that thing. In the big picture, we’re trying to win games.”(SCHUYLER DIXON, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img

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