George Selvie had 1 1/2 sacks and combined with Jarius Wynn on the hit that forced Foles out of the game. Wynn was signed last Tuesday after being released by San Diego.
“It’s a testament to how hard and committed these guys are to practicing,” Romo said. “It’s neat for them to have a game like this. They would’ve won it by themselves.”
Foles, coming off an impressive performance at Tampa Bay last week that earned him NFC Player of the Week honors, had his worst game since his first career start at Washington last November.
He finished 11 of 29 for 80 yards and was sacked three times. Foles misfired on several throws to open receivers, including a low throw to Jason Avant in the end zone in the third quarter.
“All of us on offense, our decision making wasn’t very good,” Kelly said. “It was all of us on offense. It’s not just one guy.”
Kelly is hopeful Vick will return this week. There was no word on the extent of Foles’ injury.
The Eagles sorely missed Vick’s scrambling ability. Also, Vick’s presence makes LeSean McCoy more dangerous because teams have to be wary of both in Kelly’s read-zone offense.
McCoy, the NFL’s leading rusher, was held to 55 yards on 18 carries.
“We knew it was going to be an extreme challenge coming in, and I felt we answered the bell,” said linebacker Sean Lee, who had one of the picks on Barkley.
Cowboys rookie Joseph Randle had 65 yards rushing filling in for injured running back DeMarco Murray. Phillip Tanner scored on a 1-yard run.
Romo was 28 of 47 and threw two picks.
The first 11 possessions resulted in 11 punts before Dan Bailey kicked a 38-yard field goal to give Dallas a 3-0 lead with 3:17 left in the first half.