How it happened

Score at halftime: Cowboys 10, Eagles 7

Score after third quarter: Cowboys 17, Eagles 17

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Team rushing yardage: Cowboys 101, Eagles 91

Team passing yardage: Cowboys 193, Eagles 278

Penalties-yards: Cowboys 13-75, Eagles 6-50

Time of possession: Cowboys 27:58, Eagles 32:02

Eagles' best number: 44 (length of Nick Foles' first career touchdown pass to wide receiver Jeremy Maclin)

Eagles' worst number: 78 (length of Dwayne Harris' game-changing punt return for a touchdown during the fourth quarter)

You had to be there

The Eagles celebrated Veterans Day at the stadium with a "Salute to Service" that featured a number of events honoring branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. Retired Navy Sergeant Major Wilson sang the national anthem. The U.S. Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon performed at halftime.

Three stars

1. Cowboys punt returner Dwayne Harris (gave them the lead for good with his TD)

2. Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (two TD passes, no interceptions)

3. Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (decent job considering the circumstances)

Turning point

The Cowboys turned a 17-10 Eagles lead into a 31-17 Cowboys edge with three touchdowns in a span of 2 minutes, 35 seconds. Romo's 30-yard TD pass to Dez Bryant tied it at 17-17. Harris' 78-yard punt return put them ahead at 24-17. Brandon Carr added a 47-yard interception return.

Eagles' best play

Wide receiver Riley Cooper made a terrific one-handed catch against Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne on a 2-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Michael Vick on the opening drive to give the Eagles a 7-0 lead.

Eagles' worst play

Harris fielded a punt at his own 22-yard line and sprinted up the left sideline behind a wall of blockers for a fourth-quarter touchdown that gave the Cowboys a 24-17 lead. Harris was never touched on the play. Eagles punter Mat McBride had a shot at him but came up empty.

Did you notice?

The Eagles used a revamped offensive line that featured Demetress Bell at left tackle, King Dunlap at right tackle and rookie Dennis Kelly at right guard. ... Former Eagles linebacker Ernie Sims started for the Cowboys. ... The public-address system conked out during the pregame introductions. ... Cowboys defensive tackle Jason Hatcher jumped offsides twice on the first series. ... The Eagles scored a touchdown on their opening drive for the first time this season. ... Foles made his NFL debut in the second quarter when Vick suffered a concussion. ... The offensive line provided excellent protection during Foles' TD pass to Maclin. ... Romo broke away from three Eagles pass rushers to complete a 25-yard pass to Miles Austin in the third quarter. ... Dunlap did not even make an attempt to tackle Carr during the interception return. ... Dunlap was called twice for illegal hands to the face.

Parting shots

Foles: "I didn't play good enough to win. You can't turn the ball over. That's the most important thing in this game."

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones: "I don't want to call this a season-saver. You can, but I don't want to do it."

David Weinberg, 609-272-7186


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