With every passing game, the end seems to be getting closer and closer for Andy Reid and probably many of the Eagles.
Sunday night in Dallas, the team couldn’t stop Tony Romo and the Cowboys, losing again 38-33.
Philly had a 27-24 lead when Romo led an 86-yard 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 lost their eighth straight game despite 169 yards rushing and two touchdowns from rookie Bryce Brown a week after he set a team rookie record with 178 yards.
After Romo’s go-ahead touchdown pass, Dallas went up by 11 when Morris Claiborne returned a fumble by Brown 50 yards for a touchdown, ending any real chance the Eagles had of a comeback.
Brown’s fumble snapped a streak of eight straight scoring drives by both teams.
Philadelphia had a chance for an improbable rally when Damaris Johnson returned a punt 98 yards with 31 seconds left. After a failed 2-point conversion kept the score at 38-33, the Cowboys recovered the onside kick.
Nick Foles another Philadelphia rookie making his third start in Michael Vick’s place, led the Eagles to a 27-24 lead early in the fourth quarter on a 43-yard field goal by Alex Henery who now has the longest current field goal streak at 21 after Cleveland’s Phil Dawson had a kick blocked Sunday.
Romo had another response, and ended up completing all 10 passes in the second half and his last 12 overall. He was 22 of 27 for 303 yards with no interceptions and a passer rating of 150.5.
Dallas running back DeMarco Murray who started after missing six games with a sprained right foot, finished with 83 yards and a touchdown.
Brown, who started his first game since high school when he filled in for LeSean McCoy last week, went in untouched on both of his scoring plays in the first half. He scooted around the left side for a 7-0 lead and trotted through a big hole up the middle to make it 14-3 midway through the second quarter.
As usual though, the Eagles were not able to hold onto the lead they had, and with it, came their 9th loss to just three wins.
It’s going to be an interesting offseason indeed.
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