3 Biggest Blowout Wins for the Eagles Over the Cowboys

Zach Brunner
Three biggest blowout wins for the Eagles over the Cowboys.
Three biggest blowout wins for the Eagles over the Cowboys. / Hunter Martin/Getty Images
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Divisional games in the NFL tend to be more interesting than others, since divisional teams play each other at least two times every season. It often seems as though teams' records do no matter heading into these matchups, and any game could be close or turn into a random blowout. In the case for the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys, there have been a number of blowouts in their rivalry's history.

These are the three biggest blowout wins for the Eagles over the Cowboys.

3. Nov. 18, 2001: PHI: 36 | DAL: 3

David Akers was perfect in this blowout win.
David Akers was perfect in this blowout win. / Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

While records do not always matter in divisional games, the 2-6 Cowboys had their hands full with the 5-3 Eagles in this one. Lifted by a 20-point second quarter and the big left leg of David Akers, the Eagles secured an easy win. Akers was easily the MVP, going 3/3 on extra points and 5/5 on field goals. The offense scored just 1 touchdown, with the defense returning 2 interceptions for scores.

2. Oct. 22, 1961: PHI: 43 | DAL: 7

The successful Tom Landry was blown out at home in this game.
The successful Tom Landry was blown out at home in this game. / Focus On Sport/Getty Images

We have to go back a bit for this game, with Tom Landry coaching Dallas and the game being played in the Cotton Bowl. It was the balanced rushing attack of the Eagles that prevailed on this day, with four different players scoring rushing touchdowns and four players recording at least 35 rushing yards. It became an easy 36-point win for Philadelphia.

1. Dec. 28, 2008: DAL: 6 | PHI: 44

Donovan McNabb scored three touchdowns in this blowout game.
Donovan McNabb scored three touchdowns in this blowout game. / Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

The biggest blowouts for the Eagles over the Cowboys was this 38-point win at home. Highlighted by the two fumbles returned for touchdowns, including a 96-yard return by Joselio Hanson, the Eagles defenses was solid all day long. However, they also got plenty of help from their offense. Donovan McNabb was able to find Correll Buckhalter and Brent Celek for touchdowns, while running another in himself. Tony Romo had a tough day on the other side, getting sacked 3 times, throwing 1 interception and losing 2 fumbles.


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