8:00 PM ET, January 9, 2010
AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX
Five straight scoring drives in second quarter propel Cowboys past Eagles
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Jerry Jones exclaimed, "demons are GONE!" Keith Brooking pretended to pull a monkey off the back of coach Wade Phillips.
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• The Cowboys beat the Eagles for the third time this season and will face the Vikings in the divisional round. The Cowboys are 2-0 all-time when facing the Vikings on the road in the divisional round.
• It was the Cowboys first playoff win since 1996, when they beat the Vikings in the wild card round, only to go on to lose to the Panthers in the divisional round.
• Felix Jones rushed 16 times for 148 yards, the third-highest rushing total in Cowboys playoff history behind performances by Tony Dorsett and Emmitt Smith.
• Tony Romo got his first playoff win after losing his first two appearances, going 23 for 35 for 244 yards and two touchdowns.
• Wade Phillips got his first career postseason win in his fifth game. He had lost games previously with the Broncos, Bills and Cowboys.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Home Sweet Home
The Yankees opened a new stadium and promptly won their first World Series since 2000. The Cowboys are hoping their new digs grant them similar luck. Here's a comparison of the two teams this season:
|Stadium||Yankee Stadium||Cowboys Stadium|
|Season win pct.||.636||.688|
Vick's TD pass was the longest of his career, the longest for the Eagles this season and the longest ever against the Cowboys in the postseason. ... Romo becomes only the seventh quarterback in team history to win a playoff game, joining Staubach, Aikman, Don Meredith, Craig Morton, Danny White and Steve Beuerlein. ... Dallas K Shaun Suisham made field goals of 25 and 48 yards. He missed a 30-yarder last Sunday and was 0 for 1 in his career in the playoffs.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||6.1||5.9|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||1-1||3-6|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|TD||14:15||John Phillips 1 Yard Pass From Tony Romo (Shaun Suisham Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 4 plays, 55 yds, 2:16
|TD||13:30||Jeremy Maclin 76 Yard Pass From Michael Vick (David Akers Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 2 plays, 83 yds, 0:50
|TD||9:17||Tashard Choice 1 Yard Run (Shaun Suisham Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 10 plays, 85 yds, 4:05
|FG||3:44||Shaun Suisham 25 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 8 plays, 51 yds, 3:56
|TD||2:00||Miles Austin 6 Yard Pass From Tony Romo (Shaun Suisham Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 3 plays, 18 yds, 1:28
|FG||0:07||Shaun Suisham 48 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 7 plays, 28 yds, 0:49
|TD||5:44||Felix Jones 73 Yard Run (Shaun Suisham Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 4 plays, 89 yds, 2:22
|TD||13:34||Desean Jackson 4 Yard Pass From Donovan Mcnabb (David Akers Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 9 plays, 89 yds, 3:23