NOTES: Survive and advance

Saturday's win was the first postseason victory for Wade Phillips as a head coach.

Phillips is now 1-4 in playoff contests and 1-1 as the head coach for Dallas.

Saturday's win was Dallas' first playoff win since defeating the Minnesota Vikings 40-15 in a Wild Card Playoff Game in Dallas (12/28/96).

The win advances Dallas to the Divisional Round for the second time in three years and the 20th time in franchise history. Dallas will travel to face the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, January 17, at Noon (CST).

Dallas upped its league-leading playoff win total to 33 games.

The win also allowed Dallas to beat the Eagles for the third time this season - the 13th time since 1970 that a team beat an opponent three times in one season.

Saturday night's game marked the 11th time since 1990 that two teams played each other in the final week of the regular season and again the next week to start the postseason (including the earlier played Jets/Bengals game). Dallas' win was the sixth time a team won both games - including the Jets earlier win earlier in the day.

Dallas racked up 27 points in the second quarter tonight for the most points in a single quarter in team playoff history.

The Dallas defense did not give up a rushing first down in tonight's game. It was the first time in franchise playoff history the team did not allow a first down by rush.

The Cowboys defense yielded just 56 yards on 13 attempts tonight. The 13 rushes tied the second-fewest allowed in club postseason history.

The defense also held the Eagles to an 18.2 third down conversion percentage (two-of-11) the lowest percentage since holding the Vikings to 14.3 (12/28/96).

Tonight's 92,951 tickets distributed established a single-game NFL postseason non-Super Bowl record. The previous high was 92,045, an AFC Divisional matchup - Cincinnati at L.A. Raiders (1/13/91).

Bobby Carpenter had two fumble recoveries to become the fifth Cowboy to recover two fumbles in a playoff game and tie for the playoff single-game team record.

Tashard Choice notched his first career playoff rushing touchdown on a one-yard plunge in the second quarter.

Felix Jones rushed for 148 yards in the win - his first-ever 100-yard outing (regular or postseason). His 148 yards was the third-most rushing yards in a postseason game in team history.


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