Cowboys Win First Playoff Game in 13 Years

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The Dallas Cowboys wasted little time getting the monkey off their back against the Philadelphia Eagles. Without a playoff win in 13 years, the Cowboys came out firing. Leading 27-7 at halftime, Dallas beat Philadelphia by a final score of 34-14.

Tony Romo, who was 0-2 in the playoffs and was the goat in both losses, performed extremely well against the Eagles. He was 23-for-35 for 244 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions. Romo’s mistake-free play was a huge reason why the 13 year streak is over.

Romo’s main target was Miles Austin. The speedster finished with seven catches for 82 yards and a touchdown. On the ground, Felix Jones exploded for 148 yards — including a 73 yard touchdown in the third quarter.

As for the Eagles, it was a disappointing end to their season. They got dominated two weeks in a row by the Cowboys. Donovan McNabb was poor both weeks, finishing this game with 230 passing yards and a touchdown while connecting on only 19-of-37 passing attempts.

The Eagles big play of the game was courtesy of Michael Vick. In the second quarter, Vick connected with Jeremy Maclin on a 76 yard touchdown pass. Running backs Lesean McCoy and Leonard Weaver combined for only 43 yards rushing on ten attempts.

Next up for the Cowboys is a trip to Minnesota for a showdown against the Vikings. The Eagles, on the other hand, get to start their vacation.

Felix Jones had the big run that KO'ed the Eagles (Image: Zuma Press

Felix Jones had the big run that KO'ed the Eagles (Image: Zuma Press

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