Eagles End the Legend of Cooper Rush, Stay Undefeated

The Philadelphia Eagles continued their dominant start to the season on Sunday Night Football by topping the Dallas Cowboys in a crucial NFC East showdown. The Cowboys made a game of it after falling down 20-0, fighting their way all the way back to 20-17, but the Eagles pulled away again in the fourth, icing a comfortable 26-17 win.

The Eagles offense had another solid if unspectacular day, totalling a modest 268 yards. NFC Offensive Player of the Month Jalen Hurts had maybe his weakest game of the season, netting 132 yards through the air and another 29 yards on the ground. In the end, the offense made all the plays it needed to, avoiding mistakes, jumping out to a huge lead, and putting the game out of reach with a timely long touchdown drive when the Cowboys pulled within three.

The Eagles offense didn't need a huge day, because their defense came to play. Safety C.J. Gardner-Johnson was the hero of the day, nabbing an interception in the first half, exiting in the third quarter with a hand injury, and returning in the fourth with ANOTHER interception. 

The Eagles put an end to any quarterback controversy in Dallas, undoing backup Cooper Rush's campaign for starting duties with three interceptions. With franchise quarterback Dak Prescott poised to return in Week 7, Rush ends his magical 4-1 run with 956 passing yards, four passing touchdowns, and three turnovers over his five games.

In Week 7, the Eagles will enjoy a well-earned bye, and the Dallas Cowboys will host the Detroit Lions in what should be Dak Prescott's first game back from a Week 1 thumb injury.
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