In a game that meant nothing for the Dallas Cowboys, they decided it was best for the team to rest most of the starters against the Philadelphia Eagles. The final score was 27-13 in favor of the Eagles. It was definitely not the most entraining game of the season, but it was a big rivalry game and it would have been nice to win.
Tony Romo got in his first rep of the season in the second quarter and threw a touchdown to Terrance Williams. It was great to see him out there and make plays. He deserved to get the time, but it would have been nice to see him play more but he is the backup quarterback and we may need him in the playoffs. It is possible his touchdown pass to Williams will be his last pass as a Dallas Cowboy.
The defense did not play particularly great, but that is probably because they were without many of the starters including Sean Lee. Zach Ertz touched the Cowboys all game. He caught 13 of 16 targets for 139 yards and two touchdowns. It was tough to lock him down especially when you have most of the backups in.
Other game notes:
- This was Tony Romo’s first game since Thanksgiving of last year
- Randy Gregory recorded a sack for the first time in his career
Dallas finished the season with the number one seed in the NFC, followed by Atlanta at number two, then Seattle at three, Green Bay at four, New York at five and Detroit at six. Seattle will host Detroit while the Packers host the Giants. There are two scenarios for who the Cowboys will play in the second round following their bye week: If the Lions beat the Seahawks, the Cowboys will play the Lions, but if Seattle wins, then the Cowboys will play the winner of the game between the Packers and the Giants. Whoever the Cowboys play, they will be ready because they have two weeks to prepare before their next game, but it will be difficult because the playoffs are a lot more difficult than the regular season.