Arlington (AP)— Michael Vick and the Philadelphia Eagles could be on
track for an encore appearance at Cowboys Stadium in eight weeks.
The Cowboys long ago blew their opportunity to be the first team to play a
Super Bowl in their home stadium. And now, after Vick and the NFC East-leading
Eagles turned plenty of big plays into a 30-27 victory Sunday night, Dallas is
assured its first losing record in six seasons.
“That’s the way it is. That’s not good. It doesn’t feel good,” owner Jerry
Jones said outside the Cowboys locker room in his $1.2 billion showplace. “It
makes it very hard to think of the good things that can happen.”
For the Cowboys (4-9), not Vick and the Eagles.
Philadelphia (9-4) has won five of its last six games and is a half-game
ahead of the New York Giants (8-4) in the NFC East. New York plays its postponed
and relocated game against Minnesota in Detroit on Monday night before hosting
the Eagles next weekend.
The clincher against the Cowboys was Vick’s short pass to DeSean Jackson
with less than 12 minutes left that turned into a 91-yard touchdown—the
longest career play for both players—with a splashy ending that drew a
“I knew he was going to have an opportunity to get some yards. I knew I put
the ball in the perfect location,” Vick said. “I just didn’t know he was going
to take it 91 yards. … Basically won the game.”
Vick also threw a 60-yard pass to Jackson on the first play of the game.
That was the longest this season against Dallas until Jackson later caught a
ball near the sideline, sped past one safety, made another one fall and outran a
diving cornerback. He stopped at the edge of the goal line, turned to face the
defense and tipped over backward into the end zone for the tiebreaking score.