The first play of the game was a good summary for the night the Dallas Cowboys had at Lincoln Financial Field. Marcus Spears put a lick on Donovan McNabb, causing him to fumble, which was recovered by Bradie James. Julius Jones strolled into the endzone but a few plays later, setting the tone for the night.
The storyline of the night though, quite certainly could have been Mr. Terrell Owens. The boo-birds were out early at the Linc, most being antagonized by TO’s torching of the Eagles defense. TO had a productive night back at the place he once called home, hauling in 10 passes for 179 yards and a score.
The Cowboys looked sharp in all aspects of the game for that matter, moving up and down the field on Philly’s defense, and shutting down their lackluster offense for most of the evening. In what was supposed to be a statement game for the Eagles only turned out to be an all-out whipping on their own field.
The Boys are getting back to full health, and just in time for an NFC East showdown next week in East Rutherford against the New York Giants.
* The play of the night had to be Jason Witten’s helmetless catch and run in the fourth quarter. Witten got clobbered by an Eagles defender immediately after making the catch, then had his helmet yanked off by another, and still kept his footing and rumbled down the sidelines with no hat on. What was equally as enjoyable was hearing John Madden’s reaction to the catch for the next 15 minutes.