Ryan Mathews was shelved in favor of 33-year-old Darren Sproles, whose speed and elusiveness gave the Cowboys' defense problems.
Carson Wentz did a lot of dinking-and-dunking. Completed 17 of 21 passes in the first half, but averaged less than five yards per attempt. His receivers dropped too many passes.
Ezekiel Elliott had rushed for 130-plus yards in his previous four games. The Eagles kept him under 80 for most of the game, but gave up some key runs, including a 7-yard touchdown, to quarterback Dak Prescott.
Eagles held Dak Prescott to five completions in 13 first-half attempts, and linebacker Jordan Hicks killed a potential scoring drive with an end-zone interception. Nolan Carroll gave up a game-tying, 22-yard touchdown pass to Dez Bryant late in the fourth quarter.
Caleb Sturgis nailed a 55-yard field goal just before the end of the first half to put the Eagles up 13-10. Josh Huff had a 63-yard kickoff return. But the Eagles punt coverage unit got snookered on a fake punt in the third quarter and Donnie Jones had a poor punt late in the fourth quarter.
The Eagles had this game in their grasp and let it slip away. Drops. A special teams slip up. A negative play that cost them a chance at a fourth-quarter field goal opportunity. But they took a good team into overtime on the road. They held Ezekiel Elliott under 100 yards.
GRADE: B -
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