A -- The pass blocking was great against the Eagles blitz. Given time, quarterback Drew Bledsoe was flawless, finishing with a 122.2 quarterback rating. The receivers, namely Terry Glenn, burned the Eagles secondary for big plays down the field and set the tone for the game early on.
A -- The Cowboys dominated up front with season highs of 167 yards rushing on 46 carries. Julius Jones rushed for 72 yards in the first half. Tyson Thompson rushed for 75 yards in the second half.
A -- The Cowboys sacked Donovan McNabb four times. He was sacked just six times in his first four games combined. McNabb was limited to 131 yards passing. Terrell Owens was a non-factor.
A -- The Eagles rushed for just 19 yards, marking the the fourth-best defensive performance in Cowboys history. The Cowboys allowed no rushing first downs for the seventh time in team history.
A -- Jose Cortez made four field goals. Tyson Thompson set the tone for the game, returning the opening kickoff 40 yards. Patrick Crayton had punt returns of 25 and 24 yards.
A -- The players played and the coaches coached well. The game plans on offense and defense worked to perfection, especially the blitz protection schemes. Coach Bill Parcells said this game was important, and he acted that way with an aggressive attack on offense. They threw the ball down field and went for it on fourth down three times in the game. He said it was the best game the Cowboys have played since he took over as coach.
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