Eagles Embarrass Dallas- Again

The Philadelphia Eagles have scored the most points in franchise history and have matched their most wins ever. All that's left is wrapping up home-field advantage in the playoffs. Shawn Barber returned an interception 80 yards for a touchdown to lift Philadelphia to an easy win after some tense early game moments.

giving the Eagles the jolt they needed to fend off the Dallas Cowboys 27-3 Saturday night.

Philadelphia (12-3) won its sixth straight and reached 12 wins for the first time since the 1980 squad that made it to the Super Bowl.

The Eagles can clinch home-field if Green Bay loses Sunday and Tampa Bay falls Monday night. If either loses, Philadelphia locks up a first-round bye. The Eagles can secure home-field on their own with a victory in the finale next Saturday against the New York Giants.

"The best thing now is we control our destiny and we can run with it,'' said quarterback A.J. Feeley, who went 19-for-33 for 253 yards with two interceptions to improve to 4-0 as a starter.

The Cowboys (5-10) performed miserably in what might've been the last home game for Emmitt Smith and Dave Campo.

Smith had just 30 yards on eight carries and was only a decoy in the goal-line situation that used to be his specialty, marking one of many questionable coaching moves Campo made -- the kind that might have prompted owner Jerry Jones to meet with Bill Parcells this week.

The Dallas Morning News, citing sources close to Jones and Parcells, reported in Sunday editions that Jones had already decided to fire Campo.

Dallas also failed to cross midfield until late in the third quarter and didn't convert a third down. This was the Cowboys' third straight loss, putting them in double-digit losses for the third straight year -- a first in franchise history.

Campo's job already was in jeopardy and his status seemed even more shaky when it was learned Saturday that Jones talked to Parcells for five hours Wednesday. Both sides insisted no job offer was made, or even discussed.

Campo's strangest decisions came a few minutes earlier when a 71-yard punt return by Joey Galloway gave the Cowboys first down at the 9. Smith ran for 6 yards, but he didn't get the ball on the next three snaps. All were pass attempts, including a poorly thrown fade to Galloway on fourth down.

After the game, Campo said he wouldn't respond to the Parcells talk.

"The only thing I can control is what I do,'' he said. "I can only go and prepare for Washington.''

Smith is due $7 million next season, and Jones might not want him back at any price considering he'll be 34.

The team encouraged fans to wear No. 22 jerseys and many obliged. There also were plenty of signs urging for Smith's return, including one person who held up a giant check for $7 million that had "loyalty'' in the memo section.

Smith tied his season-low for carries and had his second-lowest yardage total of the season. He came 19 yards shy of breaking Walter Payton's record for the most yards against one team and he remains 38 yards from 1,000 for a record-extending 12th straight season.

"I want to apologize to all Cowboys fans. This was an embarrassing performance,'' said Smith, who then walked out the back door of an interview room.

Despite seemingly having nothing to lose, Campo called a conservative game. His riskiest call was an onside kick after a 42-yard field goal by Billy Cundiff early in the fourth quarter that made it 17-3. Philadelphia recovered.

But Feeley threw an interception, continuing a second-half slowdown by the Eagles. The Cowboys then drove to the Philadelphia 21 when Chad Hutchinson threw a pass toward Smith. Barber stepped in front and raced down the right sideline for an easy touchdown.

"Guys are stepping up when others don't play well,'' coach Andy Reid said. "That is a sign of a good team.''

The Eagles beat the Cowboys for a sixth straight time. This was the third time in a row that Dallas didn't get an offensive touchdown against Philadelphia.

The Eagles went ahead on their second drive with a 5-yard touchdown run by Staley and were never really threatened.

Feeley threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Todd Pinkston to stretch the lead in the second quarter, then he mounted an 84-yard, 12-play drive to set up a 32-yard field goal by David Akers just before halftime. The kick gave the Eagles 398 points this season, the most in franchise history. Akers also had a 39-yarder in the fourth quarter.

Staley had 56 yards rushing and 27 yards receiving. That put him over 1,000 yards rushing and over 500 receiving; no Philadelphia player has ever hit both totals in one season.

Hutchinson was 15-for-24 for 128 yards with an interception. He was sacked seven times and fumbled three times, losing one.

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