Cowboys Dominate NFC East Rival Eagles 41-21

The Cowboys (2-1) had a 19-1 edge in first downs late in the first half, but the Eagles were down just 20-7 at the break.

Cowboys Dominate NFC East Rival Eagles 41-21

ARLINGTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Dak Prescott threw for three touchdowns in his first home game since he suffered an ankle injury on the same field almost a year ago, Trevon Diggs returned an interception 59 yards for a score and the Dallas Cowboys dominated the Philadelphia Eagles 41-21 on Monday night, Sept. 27.

Ezekiel Elliott ran for a season-high 95 yards and two touchdowns, and tight end Dalton Schultz had the first two-TD game of his career.

Except for a fumble in the end zone that gave the Eagles (1-2) their first touchdown, Prescott was efficient, going 21 of 26 for 238 yards without an interception in the first NFC East game for both teams.

Prescott’s first game at AT&T Stadium since the season-ending compound fracture and dislocation of his right ankle in Week 5 last year against the New York Giants was also the return to full capacity, with 93,267 inside and the retractable roof open at the $1.2 billion facility.

The Cowboys (2-1) had a 19-1 edge in first downs late in the first half, but the Eagles were down just 20-7 at the break. After Javon Hargrave forced Prescott’s fumble and caught the ball for the score, the Eagles stuffed the QB on a fourth-down sneak at the other end.

Diggs stepped in front of a pass from Hurts to the sideline on the third play of the second half and ran untouched for his first career TD while becoming the first Dallas player with a pick in each of the first three games since Everson Walls in 1985.

Diggs and Cincinnati’s Logan Wilson share the NFL lead with three interceptions.

Hurts had completions of 41 yards to Quez Watkins, 38 yards to tight end Dallas Goedert and 27 yards to tight end Zach Ertz while finishing 25 of 39 for 326 yards with two TDs and two interceptions. Plenty of the Texas native’s passing yards, and the second TD, came with the game out of reach.

Prescott’s 19-yard touchdown pass to Schultz put the Cowboys ahead for good at 14-7 late in the first quarter, and a 2-yarder to Cedrick Wilson on fourth down essentially put the game away at 34-14 early in the fourth.

Any doubt was erased when rookies Micah Parsons and Osa Odighizuwa shared a sack of Hurts on a desperation try on fourth-and-9 midway through the fourth quarter. Odighizuwa had his first career sack in the first half, dropping Hurts for an 11-yard loss.

Schultz, who led Dallas with 80 yards receiving, scored again on a 22-yarder in the fourth quarter.


Jimmy Johnson, who coached the Cowboys to a pair of Super Bowl titles in the 1990s, made a rare appearance on their home field when he was presented his Pro Football Hall of Fame ring at halftime along with safety Cliff Harris and receiver Drew Pearson. All three were inducted this summer.

Johnson started his speech by thanking owner Jerry Jones and ended it with the famous line he first shouted after an NFC championship game win over San Francisco during the 1992 season: “How ’bout them Cowboys!” Johnson and Jones split acrimoniously after another Super Bowl title to finish the 1993 season. The two hugged before Jones put the ring on Johnson.


Eagles: LG Isaac Seumalo was taken off on a cart after injuring his right foot in the fourth quarter. The Eagles were already without LT Jordan Mailata (knee) and RG Brandon Brooks (chest strain). S K’Von Wallace injured his left shoulder in the first quarter trying to tackle Elliott and didn’t return.


Eagles: Defending AFC champion Kansas City visits Sunday with the Chiefs coming off consecutive losses for the first time since October 2019.

Cowboys: Carolina visits Sunday with the Panthers seeking their first 4-0 start since the 2015 season, when they started 14-0 and lost to Denver in the Super Bowl.

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UPDATE: Heroic Rookie SJ Officer Speaks Out About Rescuing Driver From Burning Car

There wasn't much time to think about the risk or the flames. A San Jose police officer had just seconds to reach into a vehicle as it was ablaze on the side of the Highway 101 and pull an injured motorist to safety. Watch video of the dramatic rescue.

UPDATE: Heroic Rookie SJ Officer Speaks Out About Rescuing Driver From Burning Car

SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — There wasn’t much time to think about the risk or the flames. A San Jose police officer had just seconds to reach into a vehicle as it was ablaze on the side of Highway 101 and pull an injured motorist to safety.

The rescue was captured on video and posted to Instagram by the crew of Engine 16 stationed in east San Jose.

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According to California Highway Patrol Officer Ross Lee, there were two vehicles involved in the crash at around 2:30 p.m. Sunday — a Dodge Ram 3500 and a 1997 Toyota Avalon.

The Dodge was traveling I-280 southbound, heading towards 101 southbound when it was rear-ended by the Avalon. Both vehicles became “attached” to one another and finally came to a rest on the shoulder of 101. As the fire started, the driver of the Dodge attempted to get the injured driver of the Avalon out but was unsuccessful. The driver of the Dodge then separated the vehicles, but the driver of the Avalon was still inside, with fire spreading.

At that moment, San Jose Police officer Pedro Garcia was passing by on Highway 101. Garcia had planned to stop for lunch at his parents’ home in east San Jose, but due to short staffing and an increasing workload, Garcia changed his mind and opted to continue down the freeway.

Garcia spotted the Avalon engulfed in flames, radioed the incident into 911 dispatchers and pulled over.

“Some guys were yelling, I asked them if there was someone inside the vehicle, they responded with ‘Yes!’, so I immediately ran towards the vehicle, kind of saw the person. I was in shock. And decided to yank him out of the vehicles and drag him towards the fire department,” said Garcia.

Still images from Garcia’s body camera showed the driver unconscious, slumped over with the airbags deployed.

The video shows Garcia running toward the burning vehicle, pausing for only a moment before reaching into the vehicle as the flames advanced. Garcia can then be seen struggling with the driver. Apparently, the driver’s shoes melted, and fused into the floorboards of the car. What’s more, the unconscious driver woke up during the rescue and grabbed onto the steering wheel and door jamb.

“It was hot but I grabbed him. I went under (his armpits). I started yanking him and he was grabbing on. That’s when I explained to him, his car’s on fire, to let go. ‘Hey bro, your car’s on fire, let go!’ And he wasn’t reacting to that, so I explained ‘Hey bro, let go! Let go!’ And as I was yanking him, he finally let go and I just dummy dragged him all the way towards the fire department where they were right behind us, and I placed him down. ‘Sir, just take a seat you’re okay, fire department’s going to take a look at you,” said Garcia.

The “dummy drag” is a rescue technique taught at the Police Academy, where recruits must lift a 170 pound human-shaped sandbag and drag it several yards. Garcia graduated from the academy in February and completed field training over the summer. The 29-year-old rookie officer worked previously as a fire sprinkler installer. He is 6’2”, 195 pounds and remarked on making the rescue look “easy.”

“I believe it’s just that my adrenaline was so high. I don’t know what to say to be honest,” said Garcia.

Paramedics transported the driver to Regional Medical Center in San Jose, for lacerations and smoke inhalation. The officer and the other driver were not injured.

Chief Anthony Mata said the rescue was a “once in a lifetime event” that Garcia happeneded to experience very early in his career.

“Courageous, brave. And for him, in eight months, it’s just amazing. Extremely proud of him,” said Chief Mata.

The cause of the crash and fire remains under investigation but the CHP said it appears the driver rescued in the fire may have caused the rear-end crash. He has not yet been cited.

Garcia reflected on his newfound description of hero.

“Life is too short, and your life can change in an instant,” said Garcia. “I don’t consider myself a hero. I believe anyone else would done the same thing. I just did the right thing.”

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