Cowboys beat Eagles, stay alive in playoff race
- Associated Press
- Published: Dec. 2, 2012 at 11:46 p.m
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Tony Romo threw three touchdown passes to break Troy Aikman's career franchise record, and the Dallas Cowboys beat the Philadelphia Eagles 38-33 on Sunday night.
The Cowboys (6-6) trailed 27-24 when Romo led an 86-yard drive that was sparked by a 35-yard pass to Dez Bryant on third down. Bryant gave Dallas the lead when took a screen pass from the 6 and got inside the pylon with 5:40 remaining.
The Eagles (3-9) lost their eighth straight game despite 169 yards rushing and two touchdowns from rookie Bryce Brown a week after he set an Eagles rookie record with 178 yards.
Dallas went ahead by 11 when Morris Claiborne returned a fumble by Brown 50 yards for a touchdown.