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The Dallas Cowboys Take Sole Possession of First Place in the NFC East After Their Win Over the Philadelphia Eagles

The Dallas Cowboys have taken over the lone spot a top the NFC East after their 17-3 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.  Monty Kiffin’s defense was the real story as they were able to force three interceptions and hold the high power Chip Kelly offense to under 300 yards.

“It’s very encouraging to see our defense play as well as it played today and fundamentally that was the plan from the word, ‘Go,’” said owner/general manager Jerry Jones. “We played well. There wasn’t a lot of confusion out there.”

With the win, the Cowboys move to 3-0 in the NFC East for the first time since 2007 and also won their first road game of the season. They did it all without their all-time sack leader, DeMarcus Ware, who missed the first game of his career with a thigh injury.  The team was without the services of running back DeMarco Murray as rookie Joseph Randle got his first start of his career.  Randle would finish the game with 19 carries for 65 yards as he was the teams leading rusher in the game.

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Tony Romo had a serviceable night as he threw for 317 yards and a touchdown.  That lone touchdown was to rookie wide out Terrance Williams (Pictured on the left).

With the win, Dallas will now move on as they head to Detroit this week to take on the 4-3 Lions at Ford Field.  Kickoff for that game is set for noon and can be seen on FOX.

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