Cowboys' big plays sink Eagles further
PHILADELPHIA — Tony Romo threw two touchdowns that kept Dallas even through three quarters. Then the Cowboys let their defense and special teams run wild in the end zone to win big and pump some life back into the NFC East race.
Dwayne Harris had a 78-yard punt return TD, and Brandon Carr returned an interception 47 yards for a score to lead the Cowboys past the Eagles.
Dallas is second in the NFC East, 1½ games behind the New York Giants. And the Cowboys play five of their next six at home, starting Sunday against Cleveland.
"Don't use words like desperate," Romo said of the Cowboys' situation. "The importance was at its highest level. I don't know if we are thinking anything more than we need another win."
The Eagles lost Michael Vick to a concussion (see notebook) and rookie Nick Foles filled in. The Eagles briefly rallied but Carr's return TD doomed Philadelphia.