“I don’t want to do that,” he said. “You can, but I don’t want to do it. I know how important the game is to us.”
Early in the final quarter, Foles had an interception return for a touchdown wiped out on a holding penalty. No worries, Dallas. Harris returned a punt 78 yards for a 24-17 lead that silenced the crowd.
On the next drive, Foles had an interception returned for a score that counted, by Carr, returned 47 yards for a 31-17 lead. Foles was 22 of 32 for 219 yards.
That was it for the fans in green, who fled for the exits. Stanley Havili had a 1-yard TD run with 1:55 left, but Henery missed the extra point.
Then Foles fumbled after he was sacked and Mike Jenkins recovered for a touchdown.
“Critical win for us,” Garrett said. “I thought the effort was there. I thought we were focused the whole game. When you have success, you have to play through it, you have adversity, you have to play through it, and today was a good example of that.”
The Eagles could have used some of that tenacity this season.
Vick, the four-time Pro Bowl quarterback, has struggled this season and entered with 10 touchdowns and nine interceptions.
He looked like his old self on the first drive, finishing it by connecting with Riley Cooper for a 2-yard TD. Cooper’s sensational one-handed grab on a fade route gave the Eagles their first points on their opening drive all season.
The fun was short-lived when Romo hit Felix Jones on an 11-yard TD pass. Dan Bailey kicked a 30-yard field goal to send the Cowboys into halftime with a 10-7 lead.