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Amari Cooper’s Big Game Lifts Cowboys over Eagles in Overtime

Dec 9, 2018; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper (19) catches the game winning pass in overtime against Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Rasul Douglas (32)at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

When Amari Cooper’s number was called upon, he always answered and came through. In the overtime session, the Dallas Cowboys marched down the field methodically. On a third down play after the two-minute warning, Rasul Douglas batted the ball in the air for the Philadelphia Eagles, but Cooper was right there and caught it and ran it in for a 14-yard touchdown reception and the Cowboys won 29-23 in overtime.

Amari Cooper caught 10 passes for 217 yards receiving and three touchdowns. Dak Prescott completed 42-of-54 passes for 455 yards three touchdowns and two interceptions. He also rushed for two yards on four carries.

Ezekiel Elliott was Dallas’s leading rusher with 113 yards on 28 carries. He also caught 12 passes for 79 yards receiving.

With the Dallas Cowboys leading 9-0 in the third-quarter, the Philadelphia Eagles forced a turnover to get them in very good field position. Carson Wentz threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Alshon Jeffery (missed extra point). Jeffrey finished with six receptions for 50 yards receiving and a touchdown.

With the game tied at nine in the fourth, Amari Cooper caught a 28-yard touchdown pass from Dak Prescott.

The Eagles scored on a 3-yard touchdown pass to Dallas Goedert from Carson Wentz later in the fourth. Goedert finished with four receptions for 44 yards receiving and a touchdown.

On Dallas’s next possession, Prescott threw a 75-yard touchdown pass to Cooper.

On Philadelphia’s next possession, Dallas Goedert would of had a 75-yard touchdown reception, but it was nullified because of a pass interference call and it was very ticky tack.

The Eagles would eventually score later on that drive with less than two minutes to go in regulation on a 6-yard touchdown pass to Darren Sproles from Carson Wentz. Sproles finished with three receptions for 34 yards receiving and a touchdown. He also rushed for two yards on one carry.

Josh Adams was Philadelphia’s leading rusher with 36 yards on seven carries. Wentz completed 22-of-32 passes for 228 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed for -3 yards on four carries. The rest of the game was history.

This loss for the Eagles hurts their chances to win the NFC East, but they have a better shot to make the postseason as a wild card team. The NFC East is all but over for the Cowboys.

The Philadelphia Eagles (6-7) will be on the road against the Los Angeles Rams (11-1) next Sunday night. The Dallas Cowboys (8-5) will be on the road against the Indianapolis Colts (7-6) next Sunday.

 

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