Eagles beat Cowboys 24-22 to take NFC East title

By Associated Press 11:54pm, December 29, 2013
Eagles running back Bryce Brown (34) celebrates with tight end James Casey (85). (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Nick Foles threw two touchdown passes as the Eagles beat the Dallas Cowboys 24-22 in a win-or-go-home game for the NFC East title Sunday night.

The Cowboys (8-8), with Kyle Orton filling in two days after Tony Romo had back surgery, lost to a division rival with a playoff berth on the line for the third straight year.

The Eagles (10-6) will host New Orleans a wild-card game Saturday night.

Dallas trailed 24-16 when Orton threw a 32-yard touchdown pass to Dez Bryant. Orton went back to Bryant for the 2-point conversion, but Cary Williams dove to punch the ball away.

The Cowboys got another chance with a stop from their beleaguered defense, but Orton's pass was intercepted by Brandon Boykin on the first play to seal the win.

NFL rushing champion LeSean McCoy had 131 yards and a receiving score for the Eagles. McCoy finished with 1,607 yards.


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