The Dallas Cowboys found way to get to the last game of the NFL season alive after a win over Philadelphia Eagles.
With their 37-17 win over the Philadelphia Eagles at AT&T Stadium on Sunday, the Texas squad kept their high hopes of reaching the playoffs dormant despite ending the year with more games lost than won anyway.
Washington’s loss to the Carolina Panthers left the race wide open for the NFC Eastern Division title to be decided in the last battle of the regular season.
A win by Dallas in his sight to the New York Giants, combined with a loss by Washington in his game in Philadelphia, will give the Cowboys a ticket to the playoffs.
Dallas and Washington will enter their last game of the season with a record of six wins and nine losses.
The originator of the Cowboys’ triumph over Philadelphia was wide receiver Michael Gallup, who finished Sunday’s game with 121 yards, six catches and two touchdowns.
Gallup was the favorite receiver of Dallas quarterback Andy Dalton, who had a spectacular afternoon, accumulating 377 yards with 22 completions in 30 attempts and adding three touchdowns.
“We have high quality players, players who can make big plays on you at any time and we take advantage of that,” Dalton said at the end of the game.
On the ground, the Texan squad enjoyed a great performance from Ezekiel Elliott who added 105 yards on 19 carries.
The Cowboys must have come from behind on the scoreboard after allowing the Eagles to cross the end zone in their first two offensive series.
After those two touchdowns against, Dallas’ defense dominated the trenches to allow the air circus of Dalton and company to win the crucial battle.