4:15 PM ET, December 28, 2008
Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA
• Following their 0-2-1 stretch in November, the Eagles won four of their last five and earned the sixth seed in the NFC playoffs and will play at Minnesota next week. (The Eagles are 2-0 against the Vikings in the postseason.)
• The Cowboys suffered their worst loss in 20 years (a 43-3 loss to the Vikings in 1988) and are now 2-8 in their last 10 trips to the city of Brotherly Love. You can't blame all this on Tony Romo, who fell to 5-8 in December starts. (He's 22-4 in all other months.)
• After an 8-3 start, the Cowboys went 1-3 in the month of December, and they have now lost their last nine season finales.
• The Eagles scored on fumble recoveries of 73 and 96 yards as the Cowboys turned the ball over five times.
-- ESPN research
The Beat Goes On
Love him or hate him, Terrell Owens is one of the all-time best at his position. His 103 yards receiving on Sunday marked the Dallas wideout's eighth 1,000-yard, 10-touchdown season of his career, placing him among some very select company.
The Eagles scored a franchise-record 416 points this season. ... McNabb broke his own single-season team record for yards passing, finishing with 3,916. ... Akers kicked his 31st field goal in the first half, setting a single-season team record. ... Jackson set a team record with 912 yards receiving. He became the first rookie to lead the Eagles in catches since 1942. ... The Cowboys have lost nine consecutive season finales.Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.7||5.2|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|FG||08:50||David Akers 40 Yd||0||3|
|FG||00:35||Nick Folk 37 Yd||3||3|
|TD||12:16||Donovan McNabb 1 Yd Run (David Akers Kick)||3||10|
|TD||02:03||Correll Buckhalter 4 Yd Pass From Donovan McNabb (David Akers Kick)||3||17|
|TD||00:13||Brent Celek 1 Yd Pass From Donovan McNabb (David Akers Kick)||3||24|
|FG||00:00||David Akers 50 Yd||3||27|
|TD||11:23||Chris Clemons 73 Yd Fumble Return (David Akers Kick)||3||34|
|TD||08:11||Joselio Hanson 96 Yd Fumble Return (David Akers Kick)||3||41|
|FG||06:04||David Akers 41 Yd||3||44|
|FG||07:43||Nick Folk 42 Yd||6||44|