DALLAS — Quarterback Dak Prescott passed for one touchdown, rushed for another and the host Dallas Cowboys handily defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 37-10 on Sunday.
Prescott was 21 of 27 for 239 yards as the Cowboys snapped a three-game losing streak heading into the team’s bye next week.
Ezekiel Elliott also rushed for a score and the Cowboys improved to 4-3. Elliott ran 22 times for 111 yards.
The Eagles were hampered by four costly turnovers, including two fumbles and an interception by quarterback Carson Wentz.
Wentz was 16 of 26 for 191 yards and the Eagles dropped their second in a row to fall below .500 at 3-4.
In a wild first half, the Cowboys quickly took a 14-0 lead as they capitalized on a pair of Eagles fumbles.
Following the first fumble by Dallas Goedert, the Cowboys struck when Tavon Austin received a pitch from Prescott and ran 20 yards for a touchdown and a 7-0 lead.
On Philadelphia’s next possession, Wentz had the ball stripped by DeMarcus Lawrence. Then with 9:08 left in the first quarter, Elliott plunged in from the 1 for a 14-point lead.
The Eagles did respond as Goedert made up for his early turnover and hauled in a 28-yard pass from Wentz to close within 14-7.
But the Cowboys went back ahead by two touchdowns when Prescott rolled out and found a wide open Blake Jarwin for a 21-7 advantage with 6:40 remaining in the second.
Dallas tacked on six more points as Brett Maher drilled field goals from 26 and 63 yards for a 27-7 lead at halftime. Maher’s 63-yarder was one yard shy of tying an NFL record as it sailed through at the halftime buzzer.
Philadelphia put together an impressive third quarter drive which eventually stalled. Jake Elliott’s 38-yard field goal with 4:49 left then closed the gap to 27-10.
MAHER FIRST WITH 3 FGS OF 60-OR-MORE YARDS
Dallas Cowboys kicker Brett Maher became the first player in NFL history to convert three field goals of 60 or more yards when he booted a 63-yarder at the end of the first half Sunday night against the visiting Philadelphia Eagles.
Maher previously had kicked a 62-yarder against Philadelphia at AT&T Stadium on Dec. 9 last season and a 62-yarder against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium last week.
Only two other kickers, Greg Zuerlein and Sebastian Janikowski, have kicked two field goals of 60 or more yards or more in their careers.
Maher’s 63-yarder ties for the second-longest field goal in NFL history. Denver’s Matt Prater hit a 64-yarder on Dec 8, 2013.
Tom Dempsey (1970), Jason Elam (1988), Janikowski (2011), David Akers (2012) and Graham Gano (2018) joined Maher as the only kickers to hit 63-yarders in league history.
Maher’s field goal Sunday gave the Cowboys a 27-7 halftime lead. The kicker is in his second season out of Nebraska. — Reuters