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NFL Week 6 Game Recap: Philadelphia Eagles 26, Dallas Cowboys 17

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) throws the ball against the Dallas Cowboys during the first quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Eagles remain the NFL’s lone unbeaten team, as they defeated the division-rival Dallas Cowboys 26-17 on Sunday night.

Offensive spotlight: Neither Dallas nor Philadelphia was able to generate a high rate of explosive plays, but the Eagles did enough for the win thanks to their option offense.

Led by quarterback Jalen Hurts, Philly’s offense is predicated on packaged plays like the read option and run-pass option (RPO). Tonight, the Eagles' ground game generated positive expected points added (EPA) on option run plays, and Hurts went 6-of-12 for 60 yards and two touchdowns on option/play-action pass plays.

For the Cowboys, this game made them want a healthy Dak Prescott more than ever. Backup QB Cooper Rush struggled for the entirety of the game. On throws of 10 or more yards, he went 4-of-14 for 57 yards and three interceptions.

Defensive spotlight: The Eagles coverage unit shined bright in this contest, as the group tallied seven forced incompletions in addition to their three interceptions. When playing at outside corner, star duo Darius Slay and James Bradberry allowed only three catches on 12 targets for 31 yards, with one interception and four forced incompletions.

Rookie spotlight: Cowboys first-round rookie Tyler Smith struggled at left tackle, earning a sub-40.0 pass-blocking grade on first review. As it stands, he allowed one hit and four hurries — the most pressure Smith has allowed in a single game so far in his rookie campaign.

Offensive line spotlight: The left side of the line was a constant issue for the Cowboys. Left tackle Tyler Smith and left guard Connor McGovern combined for eight pressures allowed and four other pass-block losses.

Philadelphia saw veteran tackle Lane Johnson leave around halftime with a head injury, thrusting Jack Driscoll into the lineup. On first review, Driscoll produced a poor sub-40.0 pass-blocking grade.

Box Score

Passing
Dallas Cowboys
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int Sacks Rtg
Cooper Rush 8.2 18 / 38 181 4.8 1 3 0 37.3
Philadelphia Eagles
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int Sacks Rtg
Jalen Hurts 17.0 15 / 25 155 6.2 2 0 4 104.6
Rushing
Dallas Cowboys
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long Fum Lost
Ezekiel Elliott 15.6 13 81 6.2 1 14 0
CeeDee Lamb 12.7 2 9 4.5 0 8 0
Tony Pollard 7.2 11 44 4.0 0 15 0
Philadelphia Eagles
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long Fum Lost
Jalen Hurts 17.0 9 28 3.1 0 12 0
Miles Sanders 14.2 18 71 3.9 1 13 0
Kenneth Gainwell 2.5 5 25 5.0 0 9 0
Boston Scott 1.6 6 16 2.7 0 8 0
Quez Watkins 0.7 1 -3 -3.0 0 -3 0
Receiving
Dallas Cowboys
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD Long
Ezekiel Elliott 15.6 1 1 5 5.0 0 5
Jake Ferguson 14.0 6 4 40 6.7 1 22
CeeDee Lamb 12.7 10 5 68 6.8 0 24
Tony Pollard 7.2 3 2 8 2.7 0 8
Peyton Hendershot 4.2 5 2 22 4.4 0 11
Michael Gallup 3.8 7 2 18 2.6 0 9
Noah Brown 2.0 3 1 10 3.3 0 10
Sean McKeon 2.0 1 1 10 10.0 0 10
KaVontae Turpin 0.0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0
Philadelphia Eagles
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD Long
A.J. Brown 17.7 8 5 67 8.4 1 22
DeVonta Smith 15.4 5 5 44 8.8 1 13
Miles Sanders 14.2 1 1 1 1.0 0 1
Dallas Goedert 4.2 5 2 22 4.4 0 14
Jack Stoll 3.1 1 1 21 21.0 0 21
Quez Watkins 0.7 1 1 0 0.0 0 0

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