8:30 PM ET, September 15, 2008
Texas Stadium, Irving, TX
T.O. moves into 2nd on TD receptions list as Cowboys win shootout with Eagles
IRVING, Texas -- Lead change after lead change, spectacular play after spectacular play, head-slapper after head-slapper, the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles played a game Monday night that was more gripping than many movies.A good ol' fashioned Western, Tony Romo called it.
• The Eagles and Cowboys combined for 78 points, 54 of which came in the first half. It was the second-most points in the first half of a Monday Night Football game and the most combined points in the 98-game rivalry between the two teams.
• Tony Romo threw for 312 yards. It was his 12th career game with 300 yards passing, one shy of Troy Aikman's team record.
• DeSean Jackson (six catches for 110 yards) joined Don Looney as the only players in NFL history with 100 or more receiving yards in each of his first two career games.
-- ESPN research
The 54 first-half points were second-most in a Monday night game. ... The Cowboys hadn't had a kickoff returned for a touchdown in the regular season since Randal Williams did it, also against Philadelphia, in 2003. ... Owens also broke a tie with Cris Carter for the second-most games with multiple touchdowns.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.3||7.0|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|FG||10:44||David Akers 34 Yd||3||0|
|TD||07:46||Terrell Owens 72 Yd Pass From Tony Romo (Nick Folk Kick)||3||7|
|FG||02:58||David Akers 44 Yd||6||7|
|TD||02:45||Felix Jones 98 Yd Kickoff Return (Nick Folk Kick)||6||14|
|TD||14:55||Brian Westbrook 6 Yd Pass From Donovan Mcnabb (David Akers Kick)||13||14|
|TD||14:41||Chris Gocong Recovered Fumble In End Zone (David Akers Kick)||20||14|
|TD||10:02||Terrell Owens 4 Yd Pass From Tony Romo (Nick Folk Kick)||20||21|
|TD||07:38||Brian Westbrook 1 Yd Run (David Akers Kick)||27||21|
|FG||00:45||David Akers 22 Yd||30||21|
|FG||00:03||Nick Folk 51 Yd||30||24|
|TD||05:08||Marion Barber 17 Yd Pass From Tony Romo (Nick Folk Kick)||30||31|
|TD||14:17||Brian Westbrook 1 Yd Run (David Akers Kick)||37||31|
|FG||10:29||Nick Folk 47 Yd||37||34|
|TD||04:35||Marion Barber 1 Yd Run (Nick Folk Kick)||37||41|