PHILADELPHIA, NOV. 8 -- The Washington Redskins never really stopped Randall Cunningham today until he knelt on one knee to run out the clock. Don't laugh. The Dallas Cowboys had a hard time with that formation.

Cunningham gives new meaning to the word scramble. He threw for 268 yards, ran for 80 and left Redskins defensive tackle Darryl Grant wondering: "You think he can catch his own deep bomb?"

"He's got what you call happy feet," linebacker Monte Coleman said of Cunningham, the Philadelphia quarterback. "But we're not happy Redskins. We'd like to cut his feet off."

Afterward, Cunningham was complaining of a sore neck, but Redskins defenders were complaining of migraines.

Speaking of sore necks, Cunningham played havoc with Tim Morrison's. With under two minutes left today, Cunningham sprinted back (some quarterbacks just fade back) and then moved outside to his left. Defensive end Dexter Manley was supposed to keep him in the passing pocket, but that's like keeping a frog in your pocket. Morrison twisted his neck around and saw Cunningham scrambling, then twisted his neck back to see wide receiver Gregg Garrity alone in the end zone.

"To me, it looked like he'd been sacked," Morrison said. "But then, he popped out and threw the ball. I looked at the ball and then looked back at the receiver, and he was behind me. I figured I'd better start running. But, by the time I got there, he'd caught it."

The winning touchdown pass.

Cunningham did a similar thing to Darrell Green's neck earlier in the day, the result a 32-yard touchdown pass to Mike Quick. So Morrison shouldn't feel too bad.

Apparently, one way to stop Cunningham is to keep your neck twisted in the correct direction. When he scrambles out of the pocket, defensive backs don't know whether they should leave the receiver and chase him. If they leave, he'll pass. If they stay, he'll just run. One time in the first quarter, he decided to run, and he sidestepped defensive tackle Dave Butz, stutter-stepped defensive end Charles Mann, pitter-pattered past linebackers Coleman and Neal Olkewicz and was tackled 45 yards later.

But one time in the second quarter, cornerback Barry Wilburn intercepted Cunningham in the end zone.

"Right now, he might be the best quarterback in the league," Wilburn said.

But poor Wilburn couldn't win for losing. On another deep pass, he seemingly intercepted a ball headed for wide receiver Kenny Jackson. But Jackson also reached for the ball, and they both ended up on the turf.

A tie goes to the receiver, so the Eagles gained possession.

"Listen, I had position inside," Wilburn said. "I definitely had the ball."

The best way to stop Cunningham is to turn him into a pure, dropback passer, and that was the Redskins' game plan, according to Torgy Torgeson, defensive line coach. The way to make that work is, as Torgeson put it, "have your defensive ends contain."

Mann and Manley didn't.

"No, they must not have, because {Cunningham} got outside," Torgeson said.

Mann and Manley would not elaborate.

Mann said: "I don't have anything good to say . . . Catch me next week."

Actually, Mann and Manley had a sack each, and containing Cunningham is not exactly a day at the park.

The most sure-fire way to stop Cunningham is to knock him out of the game, and the Redskins -- though unintentionally -- tried that, too. On Philadelphia's second series, Mann and Grant hit Cunningham, and he toppled to the turf. However, Grant -- who weighs approximately 100 pounds more than Cunningham -- speared him in the neck area, and received a roughing penalty.

Eagles Coach Buddy Ryan came charging out on the field. He surveyed the situation, saw Cunningham moaning in pain and pointed a finger directly at Grant.

"Ah, I told him he was a nice guy," Ryan said later.

Olkewicz tells a different story.

"Well, I tried to get in between them," he said. "I tried to get Darryl away from Buddy. I mean, it would've been a mismatch."

Grant says he immediately went up to apologize to Cunningham, and he says Cunningham accepted.

"Hey, I was excited, and I was trying to make a play," said Grant, explaining his spear. "If it was late, it was late. But it was nothing intentional. I explained that to Randall.

"As for Buddy, of course he's gonna seize the opportunity and point at me. That's his whole concept. It was an opportunity to lift his team. I laughed. It was funny. But, see, Buddy doesn't have to suit up. That thing was between me and Cunningham, and I said I was sorry."

Cunningham, who injured his neck, left for one play, but returned to be an even bigger pain for the Redskins.