ARLINGTON, Texas — The Dallas Cowboys couldn’t have made a better statement against the Philadelphia Eagles than they did on Sunday night’s first drive.
Ten plays, 75 yards, 5 minutes and a tackle on a Prescott-to-Seedee Lamb touchdown pass made it 7-0.
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It was perfectly balanced with five runs, including a 22-yard reverse by wide receiver Kavonte Durbin on third down, and a Prescott sneak — no dush push required — on another. Prescott missed just one pass on the drive, but ended it with his 27th touchdown throw of the season — buying time with his legs.
Spinning out of the pocket, Prescott was able to guide Lamb into the end zone on third-and-2 for a third-down conversion. It was the third time this season the Cowboys scored a touchdown on their first possession.
And Lamb was able to match another No. 88 in franchise history with his fifth straight game touchdown grab. The last time Dez Bryant did it was Cowboy in 2013.
The Cowboys were in control in the first half, putting their third TD on the board in the final minute before the teams headed to the locker room. Prescott found Michael Gallup on a 1-yard pass to give Dallas a 24-6 lead.
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Their second touchdown came in the second quarter on a 1-yard rush by RB Rico Dowdle.