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Eagles grounded again

December 3, 2012

ARLINGTON, Texas ‚?? Tony Romo threw for three touchdowns to pass Troy Aikman for Dallas‚?? franchise record, and the Cowboys beat the Philadelphia Eagles 38-33 on Sunday night.


The Cowboys (6-6) trailed 27-24 when Romo led an 86-yard drive that was sparked by a 35-yard pass to Dez Bryant on third down. Bryant gave Dallas the lead when took a screen pass from the 6 and got inside the pylon with 5:40 remaining.


The Eagles (3-9) lost their eighth straight game despite 169 yards rushing and two touchdowns from rookie Bryce Brown a week after he set a team rookie record with 178 yards.


After Romo‚??s go-ahead touchdown pass, Dallas went up by 11 when Morris Claiborne returned a fumble by Brown 50 yards for a touchdown.


Brown‚??s fumble snapped a streak of eight straight scoring drives by both teams.


Philadelphia had a chance for an improbable rally when Damaris Johnson returned a punt 98 yards with 31 seconds left. After a failed 2-point conversion kept the score at 38-33, the Cowboys recovered the onside kick.


Nick Foles, another Philadelphia rookie making his third start in Michael Vick‚??s place, led the Eagles to a 27-24 lead early in the fourth quarter on a 43-yard field goal by Alex Henery, who now has the longest current field goal streak at 21 after Cleveland‚??s Phil Dawson had a kick blocked Sunday.


Romo had another response, and ended up completing all 10 passes in the second half and his last 12 overall. .