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February 19. 2013 8:17PM
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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. .





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