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Week 8 NFL Scores: Philadelphia Eagles Back In NFC East Picture After Routing Dallas Cowboys

After a 1-4 start, the surging Eagles have brought themselves back into the thick of things in the NFC East.

The Philadelphia Eagles crushed the Dallas Cowboys, 34-7, on Sunday Night Football to pick up their second straight victory. Michael Vick threw for 279 yards and two touchdowns, while LeSean McCoy gained 185 yards rushing, with two touchdowns of his own, in Philadelphia's romp.

Dallas' offense could not get anything going against Philadelphia. Quarterback Tony Romo struggled, completing just 18-of-35 passes for 203 yards. The Eagles' constant pressure kept him off balance, and resulted in four sacks.

Philadelphia dominated from the outset, scoring on each of its four first-half drives to put the Cowboys in a 24-0 hole at intermission. Playing from behind all game long neutralized Dallas' running game. One week after breaking Emmitt Smith's franchise record for rushing yards in single game, rookie running back DeMarco Murray tallied just eight carries for 74 yards.

The Cowboys scored their only points of the game early in the final period, when Romo tossed a 70-yard touchdown pass to Laurent Robinson.

The Eagles now stand in a three-way tie for second place in the NFC East, which seemed impossible just three weeks ago, after they lost their fourth straight game to drop to 1-4. An upset of the Chicago Bears on Nov. 7 could bring Philadelphia to .500 and even closer to challenging for the NFC Wild Card.