7:51 p.m.: That’s a crusher. Rasul Douglas got his hand on the ball in overtime on third down, but it deflected up to Amari Cooper who ran into the end zone for a touchdown. Ballgame. Awful way to lose.
Final: Cowboys 29, Eagles 23
7:34 p.m.: The Cowboys were driving at the end of regulation, but the Eagles got a late sack to send this game to extras. We’re going to overtime with the season on the line, game tied 23-23.
Here. We. Go.
7:26 p.m.: This is somehow still a game. An insane, doesn’t-make-any-sense wild game. The Eagles just drove 75 yards and Carson Wentz hit Darren Sproles for a six-yard touchdown. There’s 1:39 left.
Eagles 23, Cowboys 23
And just like that, it's all tied up AGAIN in Dallas!— NFL (@NFL) December 10, 2018
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7:19 p.m.: The Eagles should have tied the game on a 75-yard touchdown catch by Dallas Goedert, but the refs called OPI. Ridiculous call. One of the worst I’ve ever seen. Still, Eagles driving with 2 minutes left.
7:08 p.m.: The Eagles have life!
After another defensive stop, the Eagles got the ball on a short field and drove 47 yards to get in the end zone. Carson Wentz hit Dallas Goedert for a nice gainer and then for a 3-yard touchdown. There’s 3:12 left in regulation.
Cowboys 16, Eagles 16
6:55 p.m.: The Cowboys went on a 75-yard drive after the Eagles tied the game to retake the lead. The touchdown came on a 28-yard pass from Dak Prescott to Amari Cooper. It was a perfect ball that beat Sidney Jones in coverage. Jones was picked on during the drive. There’s 7:46 left in the game.
Cowboys 16, Eagles 9
6:34 p.m.: Buckle up. After a strip sack, the Eagles are driving as we get ready to enter the fourth quarter.
After three: Cowboys 9, Eagles 6
But this is a game. It and the Eagles’ season might come down to these last 15 minutes.
6:20 p.m.: One play can change the game. That just happened.
Dak Prescott sailed a ball that Corey Graham intercepted and returned to the Dallas two yard line. On the next play, Carson Wentz hit Alshon Jeffery on a quick hitter. They ran the play they took from the Patriots earlier this season.
But then Jake Elliott missed the extra point. Of course he did.
Still, life in Dallas with 6:04 left in the third quarter.
Cowboys 9, Eagles 6
6:08 p.m.: The Eagles’ stagnant offense had a quick 3-and-out, the Cowboys drove down the field and kicked another field goal. The way this Eagles’ offense is playing, that might put the game out of reach. There’s still 8:59 left in the third quarter.
Cowboys 9, Eagles 0
5:44 p.m.: Just before the end of the half, the Cowboys had 1 second left and Brett Maher kicked a 62-yard field goal to put the Cowboys up by two field goals.
At half: Cowboys 6, Eagles 0
The Eagles are incredibly lucky they are down just six points in this game. It feels like it’s 35-0. The stats aren’t good, but the Eagles are down one score and get the ball back to start the second half. They desperately need to get something going.
- The Cowboys ougtained the Eagles 233-70 in the first half.
- Ezekiel Elliott had 72 rushing yards. So he’s outgunning the Eagles by himself. When you add his receiving yards, he’s up to 111 for the game.
- The Cowboys have 14 first downs; the Eagles have four.
- The Cowboys held the ball for 21:14 in the first half; the Eagles had it 8:46.
And it’s still a one-score game.
5:34 p.m.: As Dallas was threatening to score late in the second quarter, Doug Pederson accepted a holding call on third down to force a 3rd-and-23. Then on the next play, Rasul Douglas made a huge stop. Then the Cowboys missed a 45-yarder.
5:10 p.m.: Huge INT from Rasul Douglas in the end zone early in the second quarter. It’s his second INT of the season. He now leads the team. Eagles ball down 3-0.
Meanwhile, Corey Clement (knee) and Sidney Jones (hamstring) are both listed as questionable to return.
5:01 p.m.: I still can’t get that opening kickoff that should have been a fumble out of my head, but the whole first quarter has already ticked away. The Cowboys are clinging to a small lead as we enter the second quarter.
Carson Wentz has looked off early, which isn’t a good sign for the Eagles. They need more from him.
After 1: Cowboys 3, Eagles 0
4:33 p.m.: Weird start to this game. The Eagles forced a fumble on the opening kickoff, but the ball was ruled to belong to Dallas. The replay clearly showed the fumble, but the refs said there was no clear recovery. That was a bad call from them. It looked pretty clear the Eagles recovered.
But the Eagles forced a 3-and-out anyway.
4:12 p.m.: Some good results for the Eagles in the wild card race from the 1 p.m. games:
Browns 26, Panthers 20
Giants 40, Redskins 16
Saints 28, Buccaneers 14
The Panthers and Redskins came into today with 6-6 records, while the Bucs were 5-7. The two teams in the wild card spots in the NFC right now play on Monday night: Vikings at Seahawks.
4:08 p.m.: We’re getting close to kickoff.
Here are some scenes from pregame warmups down here in the spaceship in Arlington:
One person controls this thing with a giant remote control. That’s officially the coolest job anyone has in this building. pic.twitter.com/LBvVRFI8VR— Dave Zangaro (@DZangaroNBCS) December 9, 2018
3:05 p.m.: Here’s the Eagles’ full list of inactive players on Sunday:
Tim Jernigan (back spasms)
Jordan Hicks (calf)
Avonte Maddox (knee, ankle)
2:55 p.m.: I had someone accuse me of putting too much pressure on Carson Wentz after I tweeted this. Obviously, I’m not putting too much pressure on Wentz. There’s obviously a ton of pressure on him in this game. He needs to perform well if the Eagles have a chance to win and it’s the biggest game of their season.
12:10 p.m.: Could this provide the Eagles a slight advantage?
One thing to watch for the #Cowboys, as they prepare to face the #Eagles: A bug went through their locker room this week and several players were sick this week. IVs were helpful but conditioning will be key.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 9, 2018
10:57 a.m.: The 1 p.m. games to keep an eye on today:
-Panthers at Browns
-Saints at Buccaneers
-Giants at Redskins
The Redskins and Panthers are both 6-6 and the Bucs are 5-7, so all three teams are technically still in the wild card race. On Monday night, the two teams currently in the wild card spots — Seahawks and Vikings — play in Seattle.
9:30 a.m.: If you needed to get even more pumped up for this game, may I suggest watching this video.
“When the lights get bright, guess what, you get brighter!”
8 a.m.: Good morning, everyone! Are you all ready for the biggest game of the season?
The Eagles got to Dallas yesterday afternoon for this game. Jalen Mills made the trip even though he was placed on IR. That’s a tough loss for the rest of the year, but he had already been ruled out for this game.
I caught up with Lane Johnson as the Eagles arrived to the team hotel. This Dallas game always means more to him because he’s from Texas. He has a bunch of family coming in for the game, but this time Grandma knows who to root for.
Little later start for this game, but we’ll try to update the blog throughout the day.
Be sure to watch Eagles Pregame Live at 3 p.m. and tune in after the game for our complete breakdown on Eagles Postgame Live.