In a battle for early NFC East supremacy the Cowboys did something they haven't done very often. They played stellar defense.

It was going to be a shootout they said. Setting the Over / Under at 56 points is easy money for the Over they claimed. Start every Cowboys and Eagles player you can find in your fantasy football lineup they advised. They were wrong.

The Cowboys and Eagles engaged in a good old fashion NFC East low-scoring struggle. To make things even more interesting the referees engaged in several questionable calls to completely stymied that fickle lady by the name of momentum. Dallas' offense awoke in the second half however and the Cowboys were able to pull away from Philly 17 to 3.

On the back of a short rushing touchdown by Phillip Tanner and a quick slant to rookie Terrance Williams Dallas walked away from the matchup of teams tied for the NFC East lead victorious. The win moved Dallas to 4-3 on the year but more importantly they improved to 3-0 in the division with a victory over each of their rivals.

The defense was the story of the game. Playing without their leader they picked off three Eagles passes while having another two overturned (one by penalty one by questionable replay). Dallas sacked the Eagles QBs three times and knocked Nick Foles out of the game in the fourth quarter. They stifled LeSean McCoy the league's leading rusher for just 55 yards and a 3.1 ypc average.

Along the way Romo set the NFL record for most passing yards and completions by a player in his first 100 games with 27747.

For good measure he also completed a touchdown pass for the 20th consecutive game on the way to his second 300 yard passing game of the year.

Joseph Randle making his first career start in place of DeMarco Murray totaled 93 yards on the game including some nice runs and routes. Dez Bryant was the offensive star as usual hauling in 8 catches for 110 yards. Jason Witten Cole Beasley and Terrance Williiams also made several contributions as Dallas amassed 368 yards on the game.

After a relatively boring first half that saw Dallas go into the break up 3-0 things got interesting in a hurry in the second half. Dallas would take the opening third quarter drive the length of the field for a touchdown and then force a quick three-and-out.

It appeared Dallas would salt the game away but Romo would throw his second pick of the day late in the third-quarter and allow Philly a chance to stay in the game.

On the play it appeared that Romo was targeting Cole Beasley who was wide open when Phillip Tanner leaked out of the backfield and crossed the field. He of course brought his defender who leaped in the air for the pick. Romo would have a stern talking to with Tanner after the play.

The Eagles would drive for a scoring opportunity when it appeared that JJ Wilcox had corraled his first career interception. A ball ricocheted off of of Jason Avant diving in the end zone and pop up to Wilcox. Initially ruled a pick the replay booth overturned the call claiming they had irrefutable proof the nose of the ball hit the ground. The Dallas defense would hold however and only allow the Eagles a field goal.