Cowboys trample Eagles, face Minnesota next
It was over when ...
Felix Jones sprinted 73 yards into the end zone to give Dallas a 34-7 lead midway through the third quarter. It was the longest touchdown run in the Cowboys' postseason history and effectively ended this lopsided contest.
Jones was unstoppable on the ground. One week after rushing for 91 yards and a touchdown, the second-year rusher compiled 178 yards from scrimmage and another score. His dynamic running complemented a very productive passing attack that accumulated 228 yards.
The Cowboys controlled this game from the start, but it was the difference in first downs that really showed just how dominant Dallas was overall. The Cowboys finished with 27 first downs, compared to just 17 for Philadelphia, and in the first half that difference was even more stark as the Cowboys had 21 to the Eagles' five.
The teams combined for an NFL postseason record of 228 penalty yards. ... This was the most-attended non-Super Bowl playoff game in league history (92,951). ... Dallas held the ball for almost 40 minutes and ran 70 plays to only 52 for Philadelphia. ... Cowboys coach Wade Phillips won his first playoff game after losing his first four. ... Eagles coach Andy Reid had been 4-0 in NFC wild-card games prior to this loss.