The Eagles got off to the start they were hoping for as Michael Vick capped an 8 play, 74 yard opening drive with a 12 yard TD pass to Jeremy Maclin. The Eagles met with very little resistance as they marched straight down the field with a balanced attack against the NFL’s #1 rush defense.
On third down from the 12, Vick hit Maclin on a WR screen that perfectly blocked and the 3rd year WR scampered into the end zone for the first score of the night. It was Maclin’s 39th catch and four TD of the season. Maclin had previously caught a 24 yard pass on the second play of the drive.
The Eagles #1 ranked rushing attack was also on display as LeSean McCoy ran for a 21 yard gain and Michael Vick picked up 15 yards on the ground.
The Eagles defense also came up big on the Cowboys first possession, sacking Tony Romo twice and forcing a punt.