The Philadelphia Eagles were the hosts of the Dallas Cowboys in a week 17 throw down, that had essentially the same meaning as a pre-season game. As the Eagles are already a lock for the playoffs, clinching the NFC East two weeks ago. The Cowboys were playing for pride and were going at all costs to avoid a sweep by the Eagles, and to finish above the Redskins as last place in the division.
Because this game had no meaning for both squads, it meant that there would be all back-ups playing for both the Eagles and for the Cowboys. The most notable, was Kevin Kolb for the Eagles, and then the Cowboys rookie QB, Stephen McGee. You could make the case that this was simply a game for Andy Reid to boost Kolb’s trade stock before the end of the season, and hopefully get a higher draft pick depending on his performance.
Unfortunately, Kolb did not do well.
Throwing three interceptions, and only one touchdown. Finishing the game with 162 passing yards in total.
Due to Kolb’s poor performance and the rest of the Eagles back-ups, the Cowboys were able to sneak a win out in Philadelphia. Winning the game on a touchdown pass from McGee to Jason Witten with less than a minute left in the game. The final score: Cowboys- 14 Eagles-13
The Eagles record slips to (10-6), as the Cowboys improves to (6-10). Because of Philadelphia losing their last game to Minnesota they are going to be playing the Green Bay Packers in the Wild Card round of the playoffs.
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