Domo's grades for Eagles-Cowboys
After each game, the Daily News' Paul Domowitch offers his grades on the Eagles' performance.
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LeSean McCoy notched his seventh 100-yard rushing game of the season. He was instrumental on a fourth-quarter touchdown drive, picking up three first downs.
Nick Foles was 17-for-26 for 263 yards, no interceptions, two more touchdowns and a 124.4 passer rating. But the offensive line had some protection breakdowns, including a costly one in the third quarter that resulted in a Foles fumble at the Philadelphia 20, which set up a Dan Bailey field goal.
The Eagles entered the game with the third-best yards-allowed-per-carry average in the league (3.8) and did a good job on DeMarco Murray, holding him to 51 yards on 17 carries, well under his 5.4 average.
The Eagles, who had notched 17 sacks in the previous five games, could not mount any pass-rush pressure on Kyle Orton. He wasn’t sacked in 46 pass attempts. But the Eagles intercepted two passes, including Brandon Boykin’s game-saver late in the game.
Alex Henery had a 47-yard field goal. The Eagles did a good job on dangerous return man Dwayne Harris. DeSean Jackson had a 23-yard punt return that kick-started a late-third-quarter drive.
After scoring on their first two possessions, the Eagles’ offense was inconsistent much of the rest of the night against the 32nd-ranked defense. Chip Kelly should have taken the three points late in the third quarter rather than gamble on a fourth-down quarterback sneak at the 1.
BY THE NUMBERS:
--Nick Foles won the NFL passing title. With his 17-for-26, 263-yard, 2-touchdown, zero-interception performance Sunday, he finished with a 119.2 passer rarting. Peyton Manning was second at 115.1.
--Foles finished with 27 touchdown passes and just two interceptions. His plus-25 touchdown-to-interception differential is the best in franchise history.
--Foles has thrown just seven interceptions in 582 career attempts. That’s an interception every 83.1 attempts.
--For the 11th straight game, the Eagles didn’t allow their opponent to score on their first possession.
--The Eagles scored on their first possession for the fifth time this season and the third time in the last five games.
--The Eagles had three more takeaways and had a plus-2 turnover differential against the Cowboys. In their 10 wins this season, the Eagles have a plus-18 turnover differential. In their six losses: minus-6. They are 9-1 this season when they have won the turnover battle, and 1-5 when they lost it or been even.
--LeSean McCoy has rushed for 519 yards in the last four games. He’s averaged 6.3 yards per carry in those four games.