Cowboys vs. Eagles score, takeaways: Dak Prescott throws three TDs as Dallas rolls on ‘Monday Night Football’

It was a wild and savage series of games for the NFL in Week 3, and that roller coaster was scored Monday night, although the final score might not indicate it. it was the Dallas Cowboys that walked away with a 41-21 victory over NFC East rivals the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 3. It was a contest headed by both who is absent and who is playing, but the story of the former Half has been the inability of the Eagles defense to do anything against Dak Prescott and the Dallas running game, with Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard again getting their way, just as they did in the Week 2 win over the Los Angeles Chargers.

And with the running game in full force, Prescott finds it easier to operate in the air, using tight end Dalton Schultz to punish the Eagles in the secondary. Prescott and company marched down the field on their first offensive possession of the game with surgical ease, scoring it with a touchdown that was followed by equalizing serve from the Dallas defense, with much-maligned cornerback Anthony Brown intercepting Jalen Hurts, the first. by Brown. the season – to give the Cowboys the ball at their own 1-yard line.

Things got a little crazy from there, but not enough to dominate what Prescott and the Cowboys offense brought to the grill at AT&T Stadium, and again they were their often maligned defensive counterparts matching the serve of a massive way, led by the former second round. pick Trevon Diggs and third-round rookie Osa Odighizuwa.

It was too much for the Eagles, and Nick Sirianni’s “Beat Dallas” jersey couldn’t save them.

Why did the cowboys win?

Let’s keep this simple, shall we?

The Cowboys were the best team, from start to finish, and they played like one and in an important way. From the first offensive possession, it looked like the Eagles would have a lot of work ahead of them, and the fabric would be much closer to burlap than chinchilla. As noted above, Prescott moved the ball with ease and the Eagles had no response for Elliott. That theme continued throughout the night, with Elliott surrendering 116 yards from the scrimmage with two touchdowns, and Pollard adding 60 of his to the effort. And with the Eagles desperately trying to contain the run, it was time for the Cowboys tight ends to shake up the gumbo, with Schultz having his first breakout game of 2021 and Blake Jarwin making timely sacks as well. By the time catcher Cedrick Wilson gave his best “Smooth Criminal” impression with a coffin-sealing touchdown catch on a pivotal fourth down in the red zone late in the game, all the Eagles could do was not lie down and ask. your favorite quilt.

Prescott missed just five of his 26 pitches and threw three touchdowns on the night, and there wasn’t a phase of the game where Dallas didn’t get his way. It was a message game for the Cowboys, and the entire NFC East now knows that they are serious about recovering the division.

Why did the Eagles lose?

It was a “next man” mantra for both teams in this game, but Philadelphia couldn’t answer the bell.

When their phone rang at AT&T Stadium, with a chance to avoid a 1-2 start to the year with a two-game losing streak, they basically sent all their hopes to voicemail. Hurts was in a bad mood for most of the night, a credit to defensive coordinator Dan Quinn and the execution of an absent defense DeMarcus Lawrence, and the Eagles defense couldn’t get away with an offensive line that featured backup tackle Terence. Steele instead of La’el Collins and a Connor Williams clearly struggling as a left guard. Despite those offensive weaknesses, Elliott and Pollard hit the Eagles over and over again, wearing them down over time and opening the seams so Schultz and Jarwin could operate. The Cowboys offense had 19 first downs in the first half alone (tying the NFL record of 13 first downs in the first quarter for the second week in a row) and 27 on the night, while the Eagles finished the entire game with just 12; several of those who landed with the game out of control.

Dallas won in every category that mattered, including the most important one: the final score. A late-game Philadelphia touchdown doesn’t change the fact that they were sped up to the point that backup quarterback Cooper Rush entered the game to end it.

Return point

There was still some faith in the Eagles’ hearts, but Diggs dug it up with a sharp spoon in this play. Not only does he mark his third interception in the same number of games this season, but he also tied it during that period of time with Hall of Fame defensive running back Everson Walls, and it was ultimately the point where this game fell out of control. control for Philadelphia.

Game play

Up 13 points and with the Eagles gaining momentum, it was a moment of control for the Cowboys. His response was to go for it at fourth and 2 in the red zone, a gutsy decision that turned into Prescott making a play with his feet before reaching out to Wilson, who is now this week’s favorite. king of the “drag toe booty”.

And with this, the Eagles were buried, without feathers or beak.

Welcome to the rivalry, Mr. Sirianni

Whats Next

The Cowboys will prepare to face the undefeated Carolina Panthers in Week 4, while the Eagles will face a much more daunting task when they face Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs, a team looking to end a rare streak. of two games.

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