PHILADELPHIA — The Dallas Cowboys outlasted the Philadelphia Eagles in an ugly game 6-0 Sunday afternoon at Lincoln Financial Field.
With a 17-degree temperature at kickoff, the Cowboys and Eagles were scoreless through three quarters, a first in Dallas franchise history.
The game-winning drive came early in the fourth quarter when Prescott led Dallas on a 99-yard drive in 12 plays that culminated in a 20-yard touchdown pass to receiver Brice Butler. Kicker Dan Bailey missed the extra point, the second of the season and his career to keep the score 6-0 with 12:24 to play.
Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott failed to reach 1,000 rushing yards on the year. Needing 120, Elliott gained 103 on 27 carries. He also caught three passes for 38 to have 1,252 scrimmage yards in 2017.
Philadelphia quarterback Nick Foles played the first quarter only. He completed 4-of-11 for 39 yards and an interception. Nate Sudfeld replaced him and finished with 19-of-23 for 116 yards.
Prescott threw for 179 yards and a touchdown as he completed 17-of-30. He also rushed twice for 16 yards.
Butler had a game-high 50 receiving yards along with his touchdown on two catches. Cowboys rookie receiver Ryan Switzer recorded a game-high four catches for 32 yards.
Dallas rookie cornerback Chidobe Awuzie intercepted his first career pass on a second-and-14 from the Eagles 25-yard line.
DeMarcus Lawrence, who had 14.5 sacks for the Cowboys, the second-most in the NFL behind Arizona’s Chandler Jones (15.0), did not have a sack. However, that may change in the coming days as he appeared to be in on a half-sack with defensive tackle Datone Jones.
The Cowboys finish 9-7 to give themselves consecutive winning seasons for the first time since 2005-09. The Eagles will enter the NFC playoffs as the No. 1 seed and will host the lesser seed to emerge from the NFC Wildcard round Jan. 6-7.
Dallas – 0 0 0 6 –
Philadelphia – 0 0 0 –
DAL — Butler 20 pass from Prescott (kicked failed), 12:24