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Prescott's 3rd TD to Cooper lifts Cowboys over Eagles in OT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Amari Cooper's impact on Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott has been dramatic.

The new No. 1 receiver for the Cowboys shook up the NFC East race, too.

Prescott threw his third touchdown pass to Cooper on the first possession of overtime, and the Cowboys took a big step toward the division title with a 29-23 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.

On third down, Rasul Douglas tipped the pass into the air by getting inside the slant route, and Cooper grabbed it and had a clear path to the end zone from the Philadelphia 7 for the 15-yard score. The Cowboys used almost all of the 10-minute overtime, scoring with 1:55 remaining.

''I knew I had the slant route there, but I knew he would sit on it,'' Cooper said. ''I tried to sell the fade. It didn't really work, but I just stayed with the ball and there you have it.''

By winning the third overtime game in the past four seasons at A&T Stadium between these division rivals, the Cowboys (8-5) won their fifth straight game and took a two-game lead over the defending Super Bowl champion Eagles (6-7) and Washington with three games left.

Carson Wentz threw for three touchdowns, including a pair of tying scores in the fourth quarter. But he never got a chance in overtime because Prescott engineered a 13-play, 75-yard drive.

Prescott overcame two interceptions and a lost fumble to set career highs in completions (42), attempts (54) and yards passing (455).

''Helpless feeling,'' Wentz said. ''I've got a lot of lot of confidence in the defense. They were making plays today. We just didn't do enough early offensively and that cost us.''

The Cowboys dominated almost from the start, but let the Eagles stay close to set up a wild fourth quarter. Dallas, which can clinch the NFC East title with a win at Indianapolis next Sunday, finished with 576 yards, the most since gaining 578 against the St. Louis Cardinals in 1973.

Cooper finished with a career-high 217 yards receiving on 10 catches in his second game in the past three with at least 180 yards and two scores. All three of Cooper's touchdowns - the others from 75 and 28 yards - were in the fourth quarter and overtime.

Acquired from Oakland for a 2019 first-round draft pick seven games into the season, Cooper leads the NFL with 642 yards receiving since Week 9, his first game with the Cowboys. He had nine catches for 190 yards after halftime.

The Cowboys went for it on fourth-and-1 from the Eagles 19 in overtime and got it with a 1-yard plunge from Ezekiel Elliott, who had 192 yards from scrimmage on 40 touches - 28 carries for 113 yards and 12 catches for 79.

Cooper converted a pair of third downs on the winning drive. The first one was big, too - a 12-yarder on third-and-9 from the Philadelphia 40.

''I was almost I guess I would say astonished that we were able to get that trade,'' said Prescott, whose has seen a significant jump in completion percentage, yards per game and passer rating in six games with Cooper.

''So I guess if you say that, when we're getting a trade, well, what's wrong? And then to get him and see everything turning out and playing out the way it is, we're very, very fortunate.''

Brett Maher set a Dallas franchise record with a 62-yard field goal on the final play of the first half and had three field goals.

The game went from a defensive struggle with missed Dallas opportunities that kept the Eagles close to a wild fourth-quarter shootout.

Wentz thought he had answered the 75-yard touchdown to Cooper with 3:01 remaining with a matching 75-yarder to tight end Dallas Goedert.

But Goedert was called for pass interference, apparently for pushing off against Jeff Heath before bouncing off a helmet-to-helmet hit from Xavier Woods that wasn't called and running to the end zone from midfield.

Philadelphia scored anyway, with Wentz leading a more methodical march to his third touchdown pass, a 6-yarder to Darren Sproles for a 23-23 tie with 1:39 to go in regulation.

Douglas had the first interception of Prescott in the first half, but couldn't get a second hand on the ball for the depleted Philadelphia secondary against Cooper with the game on the line.

''I played it perfectly,'' he said. ''I couldn't get the other hand in there to get the pick. I tried to bat it down.''

DEJA VU

Two years ago, the Cowboys won by the same score with a touchdown on the first possession of overtime. Prescott was on his way to NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year honors, and Elliott went on to win the league rushing title as a rookie. The 12-play, 75-yard drive took 7:12 and was capped by Prescott's 5-yard TD to now-retired tight end Jason Witten.

LOPSIDED STATS, CLOSE GAME

The Cowboys outgained the Eagles 576-256 and had twice as many first downs (32-16). Dallas ran 93 plays to 48 for Philadelphia and had the ball for 45:33 compared to 22:32 for the Eagles.

''Give them credit for fighting and scratching and clawing and doing the things necessary to stay in the ballgame,'' Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said.

INJURIES

Cowboys RG Zack Martin left in the second half with a knee injury. The four-time Pro Bowler has been battling a knee issue all season. ... Philadelphia RB Corey Clement injured his right knee when he was stopped for a 4-yard loss late in the first quarter and didn't return. ... Eagles defensive end Josh Sweat left in the first half with an ankle injury and didn't return.

UP NEXT

Eagles: At LA Rams next Sunday.

Cowboys: At Indianapolis next Sunday.

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Key Players
C. Wentz 11 QB
228 PaYds, 3 PaTDs, -3 RuYds
25
FPTS
A. Cooper 19 WR
217 ReYds, 3 ReTDs, 10 RECs
39
FPTS
Scoring Summary
Overtime
No scoring this quarter
Touchdown 2:00
D.Prescott pass short left to A.Cooper for 15 yards TOUCHDOWN. Ball caught at the 7 yard line after deflection by Rasul Douglas
13
plays
75
yds
8:05
pos
23
29
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 1:39
J.Elliott extra point is GOOD Center-R.Lovato Holder-C.Johnston. PENALTY on DAL-D.Lawrence Unnecessary Roughness 15 yards enforced between downs.
plays
yds
pos
23
23
Touchdown 1:39
C.Wentz pass short right to D.Sproles for 6 yards TOUCHDOWN.
6
plays
75
yds
1:22
pos
22
23
Point After TD 3:01
B.Maher extra point is GOOD Center-L.Ladouceur Holder-C.Jones.
plays
yds
pos
16
23
Touchdown 3:01
D.Prescott pass deep right to A.Cooper for 75 yards TOUCHDOWN.
1
plays
75
yds
00:11
pos
16
22
Point After TD 3:12
J.Elliott extra point is GOOD Center-R.Lovato Holder-C.Johnston.
plays
yds
pos
16
16
Touchdown 3:12
C.Wentz pass short middle to D.Goedert for 3 yards TOUCHDOWN.
4
plays
47
yds
2:13
pos
15
16
Point After TD 7:46
B.Maher extra point is GOOD Center-L.Ladouceur Holder-C.Jones.
plays
yds
pos
9
16
Touchdown 7:46
D.Prescott pass deep right to A.Cooper for 28 yards TOUCHDOWN.
9
plays
75
yds
4:25
pos
9
15
Field Goal 12:15
J.Elliott 26 yard field goal is GOOD Center-R.Lovato Holder-C.Johnston.
10
plays
47
yds
4:53
pos
9
9
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Missed Point After Touchdown 6:04
J.Elliott extra point is No Good Wide Right Center-R.Lovato Holder-C.Johnston.
plays
yds
pos
6
9
Touchdown 6:04
C.Wentz pass short left to A.Jeffery for 2 yards TOUCHDOWN.
1
plays
2
yds
00:04
pos
6
9
Field Goal 9:01
B.Maher 21 yard field goal is GOOD Center-L.Ladouceur Holder-C.Jones.
9
plays
51
yds
4:26
pos
0
9
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:01
B.Maher 62 yard field goal is GOOD Center-L.Ladouceur Holder-C.Jones. The 62-yard field goal is a team record breaking the previous record of 56 yards set four times most recently by Dan Bailey on Sept. 17 2017 in Denver.
7
plays
18
yds
00:52
pos
0
6
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 2:28
B.Maher 28 yard field goal is GOOD Center-L.Ladouceur Holder-C.Jones.
13
plays
80
yds
6:58
pos
0
3
Team Stats
Time of Pos 22:32 45:33
1st Downs 16 32
Rushing 1 6
Passing 12 23
Penalty 3 3
3rd Down Conv 1-9 10-19
4th Down Conv 1-1 1-1
Total Net Yards 256 576
Total Plays 48 93
Avg Gain 5.3 6.2
Net Yards Rushing 34 142
Rush Attempts 14 36
Avg Rush Yards 2.4 3.9
Net Yards Passing 222 434
Comp. - Att. 22-32 42-54
Yards Per Pass 6.9 8.0
Sacked - Yards Lost 2-6 3-21
Penalties - Yards 5-49 11-111
Touchdowns 3 3
Rushing TDs 0 0
Passing TDs 3 3
Other 0 0
Turnovers 1 3
Fumbles - Lost 1-1 2-1
Int. Thrown 0 2
Punts - Avg 6-43.5 2-46.5
Return Yards 45 42
Punts - Returns 1-9 2-15
Kickoffs - Returns 1-36 2-27
Int. - Returns 2-0 0-0
Kicking 3/4 5/6
Extra Points 2/3 2/2
Field Goals 1/1 3/4
Red Zone Eff. 3-4 -75% 1-4 -25%
Goal to Go Eff. 3-4 -75% 0-2 -0%
Safeties 0 0
1234 OTT
Eagles 6-6 00617023
Cowboys 7-5 33314629
222 PASS YDS 434
34 RUSH YDS 142
256 TOTAL YDS 576
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
C. Wentz 11 QB
25
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
68.8% 228 3 0 120.3
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
69.6% 3074 21 7 102.2
C. Wentz 22/32 228 3 0 25
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
J. Adams 33 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 36 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
83 412 2
J. Adams 7 36 0 24 3
W. Smallwood 28 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
64 260 1
W. Smallwood 1 3 0 3 0
D. Sproles 43 RB
9
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
10 34 1
D. Sproles 1 2 0 2 9
C. Wentz 11 QB
25
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 -3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
34 93 0
C. Wentz 4 -3 0 1 25
C. Clement 30 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -4 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
68 259 2
C. Clement 1 -4 0 -4 0
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
A. Jeffery 17 WR
11
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
9 6 50 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 49 542 5
A. Jeffery 9 6 50 1 12 11
N. Agholor 13 WR
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 49 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 53 572 1
N. Agholor 3 2 49 0 42 4
D. Goedert 88 TE
10
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 4 44 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 25 265 4
D. Goedert 5 4 44 1 26 10
Z. Ertz 86 TE
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
8 5 38 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 98 1016 6
Z. Ertz 8 5 38 0 12 3
D. Sproles 43 RB
9
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 3 34 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 7 56 1
D. Sproles 3 3 34 1 25 9
G. Tate 19 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 1 7 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 63 706 4
G. Tate 3 1 7 0 7 0
J. Matthews 80 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 6 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 18 287 2
J. Matthews 1 1 6 0 6 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
R. Douglas 32 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
9-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
25-4 2 0.0
R. Douglas 9-0 0.0 1 0
M. Jenkins 27 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
61-15 1 1.0
M. Jenkins 8-2 0.0 0 0
N. Bradham 53 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-7 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
55-25 0 2.0
N. Bradham 7-7 0.0 0 0
C. Graham 24 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-4 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
36-11 1 0.0
C. Graham 6-4 0.0 1 0
M. Bennett 77 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 1.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
22-8 0 7.5
M. Bennett 5-2 1.5 0 1
D. Bausby 41 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-2 0 0.0
D. Bausby 5-0 0.0 0 0
B. Graham 55 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
28-8 0 4.0
B. Graham 3-0 0.0 0 0
K. Grugier-Hill 54 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-5 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
26-11 1 0.0
K. Grugier-Hill 3-5 0.0 0 0
N. Gerry 47 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-7 1 0.0
N. Gerry 3-3 0.0 0 0
C. LeBlanc 34 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-2 0 0.0
C. LeBlanc 3-1 0.0 0 0
S. Jones 22 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
21-4 0 0.0
S. Jones 3-1 0.0 0 0
T. Sullivan 37 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-3 0 0.0
T. Sullivan 2-1 0.0 0 0
H. Ngata 94 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-4 0 1.0
H. Ngata 1-1 0.0 0 0
F. Cox 91 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 1.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
27-11 0 6.5
F. Cox 1-2 1.5 0 0
T. Hester 90 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-4 0 0.0
T. Hester 0-2 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
J. Elliott 4 K
5
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 2/3
SEASON FG XP
20/24 25/26
J. Elliott 1/1 26 2/3 5
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
C. Johnston 1 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
6 46.0 3
SEASON NO AVG IN20
53 48.4 21
C. Johnston 6 46.0 3 53
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
C. Clement 30 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 36.0 36 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
13 25.6 48 0
C. Clement 1 36.0 36 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Sproles 43 RB
9
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 9.0 9 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
7 8.1 14 0
D. Sproles 1 9.0 9 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
D. Prescott 4 QB
30
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
77.8% 455 3 2 104.9
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
68.2% 3131 17 7 96.7
D. Prescott 42/54 455 3 2 30
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
E. Elliott 21 RB
18
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
28 113 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
268 1262 6
E. Elliott 28 113 0 20 18
R. Smith 45 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 27 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
27 85 0
R. Smith 4 27 0 14 3
D. Prescott 4 QB
30
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
67 303 5
D. Prescott 4 2 0 6 30
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
A. Cooper 19 WR
39
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
13 10 217 3
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 62 922 7
A. Cooper 13 10 217 3 75 39
E. Elliott 21 RB
18
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
13 12 79 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 65 502 3
E. Elliott 13 12 79 0 16 18
B. Jarwin 89 TE
5
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 7 56 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 14 135 0
B. Jarwin 7 7 56 0 22 5
D. Schultz 86 TE
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 3 37 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 8 76 0
D. Schultz 3 3 37 0 16 3
M. Gallup 13 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
9 4 24 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 27 404 1
M. Gallup 9 4 24 0 10 2
C. Beasley 11 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 2 18 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 50 486 2
C. Beasley 4 2 18 0 15 1
R. Smith 45 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 16 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 7 46 0
R. Smith 2 2 16 0 9 3
A. Hurns 17 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 9 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 18 237 2
A. Hurns 1 1 9 0 9 0
R. Gathers 80 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 -1 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 3 45 0
R. Gathers 1 1 -1 0 -1 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
J. Smith 54 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
63-33 0 4.0
J. Smith 5-4 0.0 0 0
L. Vander Esch 55 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
81-27 2 0.0
L. Vander Esch 4-2 0.0 0 0
D. Lawrence 90 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
36-18 1 8.0
D. Lawrence 3-1 0.0 0 0
J. Heath 38 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
47-18 1 0.0
J. Heath 3-0 0.0 0 0
C. Awuzie 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
51-9 0 0.0
C. Awuzie 3-1 0.0 0 0
B. Jones 31 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
43-8 0 0.0
B. Jones 2-0 0.0 0 0
D. Wilson 57 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
21-7 0 1.0
D. Wilson 2-0 0.0 0 0
X. Woods 25 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
30-12 2 0.0
X. Woods 2-1 0.0 0 0
A. Woods 99 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-18 0 1.0
A. Woods 1-1 0.0 0 0
A. Brown 30 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
34-5 1 2.0
A. Brown 1-0 0.0 0 0
R. Gregory 94 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-3 0 5.0
R. Gregory 1-0 1.0 0 0
T. Crawford 98 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
14-16 0 5.0
T. Crawford 1-0 1.0 0 1
M. Collins 96 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-6 0 2.0
M. Collins 1-0 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
B. Maher 2 K
11
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
3/4 2/2
SEASON FG XP
27/32 25/26
B. Maher 3/4 62 2/2 11
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
C. Jones 6 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
2 51.0 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
51 45.2 12
C. Jones 2 51.0 1 63
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
C. Beasley 11 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 8.0 8 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 8.0 8 0
C. Beasley 1 8.0 8 0
J. Lewis 27 CB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 19.0 19 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 19.0 19 0
J. Lewis 1 19.0 19 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
C. Beasley 11 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 7.5 14 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
9 5.2 14 0
C. Beasley 2 7.5 14 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:25 PHI 15 4:04 7 36 Punt
2:25 PHI 36 1:33 3 -1 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:12 PHI 18 2:13 3 8 Punt
1:48 PHI 35 0:56 4 27 Fumble
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 PHI 25 1:35 3 1 Punt
8:59 PHI 25 2:03 5 19 Punt
6:08 DAL 2 0:04 1 2 TD
2:04 PHI 45 4:53 10 47 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
7:46 PHI 25 1:36 3 4 Punt
5:25 DAL 47 2:13 4 47 TD
3:01 PHI 25 1:22 6 75 TD
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 DAL 18 1:33 3 4 Punt
9:23 DAL 10 6:58 13 80 FG
0:52 DAL 8 5:40 10 69 INT
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
7:59 DAL 21 6:11 10 52 FG Miss
0:52 DAL 38 0:52 7 18 FG
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:25 DAL 46 4:26 9 51 FG
6:56 DAL 14 0:48 2 -5 INT
6:04 DAL 25 4:00 8 24 Fumble
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:11 DAL 25 4:25 9 75 TD
6:10 DAL 21 0:45 3 -4 Punt
3:12 DAL 25 0:11 1 75 TD
1:39 DAL 18 1:39 9 26 Half
OT POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:00 DAL 25 8:05 13 75 TD