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November 12, 2012

Romo’s 2 TDs lead Cowboys to 38-23 win

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PHILADELPHIA —

Foles was rolling, the Eagles were scoring, and the good times were back at Lincoln Financial Field.

But in a season unraveling with each bumbling defeat, the Eagles were knocked down to reality.

Romo, who finished 19 of 26 for 209 yards, ended the third with a 30-yard TD pass to Bryant that evened the score at 17-all.

Dallas coach Jason Garrett had insisted the Cowboys weren’t desperate after losing four of five. The Cowboys were dominant and had their way in the fourth.

Early in the fourth, Foles had an interception return for a touchdown wiped off the board on a holding penalty. No worries, Dallas. Harris returned a punt 78 yards for score and a 24-17 lead that silenced the crowd.

On the next drive, Foles had an interception returned for a score that counted, this pass intercepted by Carr and returned 47 yards for a touchdown and a 31-17 lead.

That was it for the fans in green, who fled for the exits. Stanley Havili had a 1-yard TD run with 1:55 left but Henery missed the extra point.

It got worse for the Eagles. Foles fumbled after he was sacked and Mike Jenkins recovered for the touchdown and put the finishing touches on the win.

In the final minutes, fans behind Dallas’ bench unrolled a banner that read, “Andy, Quit, Your Team Has!”

Vick, the four-time Pro Bowl quarterback, has struggled this season and entered with 10 touchdowns and nine interceptions.

He looked like his old self on the first drive of the game, completing passes for 17 and 31 yards, before connecting with Riley Cooper for a 2-yard TD pass. Cooper made a sensational one-handed grab on a fade route and gave the Eagles their first points on their first drive of a game all season.

The fun was short-lived when Romo hit Felix Jones on an 11-yard TD pass. Dan Bailey kicked a 30-yard field goal to send the Cowboys into halftime with a 10-7 lead.

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