Cowboys Hammer the Eagles With Ease
Monday, November 5, 2007
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 4 -- Terrell Owens stuck it to the Philadelphia Eagles again.
Nearly two years to the day Owens was banished from the Eagles, the star wide receiver caught 10 passes for 174 yards and one touchdown to help the Dallas Cowboys dismantle Philadelphia, 38-17, on Sunday night.
Tony Romo threw three touchdown passes, Marion Barber had 106 total yards and one score and the NFC East-leading Cowboys improved to 7-1 for the first time since 1995.
"This has always been our toughest road challenge because the fans are so passionate here," Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said. "To have a game like this was surprising."
Desperately needing a victory to have any hope of defending their division championship, the last-place Eagles (3-5) were dominated on both sides.
It's the worst start for Philadelphia since Andy Reid became coach in 1999. Right from the start, it was clear Reid and the Eagles were in for a tough night.
Donovan McNabb fumbled on the first play from scrimmage, and the Cowboys converted it into their first score, a two-yard run by Julius Jones.
Owens had a key 23-yard catch on third and six during that drive, and tormented the Eagles all night.
Unlike his visit to Philadelphia last year, Owens's second trip to Lincoln Financial Field since he was kicked off the team he helped reach the 2004 Super Bowl was merely an afterthought.
There were no mock funerals in the parking lot or derisive chants in the stands.
Even the boos lacked their usual venom.
"Like I said earlier in the week, there's a lot of love in those boos," Owens said with a wide smile. "As you saw, I didn't get that many boos. The fans love me here."