Eagles Sweep Cowboys, Romo Hurts Hand
POSTED: Saturday, December 24, 2011 - 6:45pm
UPDATED: Sunday, December 25, 2011 - 3:48pm
Michael Vick threw two touchdown passes to lead the Philadelphia Eagles to a 20-7 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday in a game that had all the intensity of a preseason dress rehearsal.
This game became somewhat meaningless midway through the first quarter.
A victory by the Giants eliminated the Eagles from the playoffs and turned the Dallas-New York game next weekend into a showdown to decide the NFC East title.
The Cowboys (8-7) sat quarterback Tony Romo after one series and running back Felix Jones after two.
Vick threw a touchdown pass on the opening series and again just before halftime.
Alex Henery kicked field goals of 43 and 51 yards for the Eagles (7-8), who came within 7 seconds of a shutout. Dallas scored on a 4-yard TD pass from Stephen McGee to Miles Austin.
Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo banged his passing hand on a defender's helmet at the end of his first series Saturday, and wasn't likely to play the rest of the game.
X-rays showed no damage.
He returned and threw a few wobbly warm-up passes on the sideline, got his hand wrapped and traded his helmet for a baseball cap.
His injury was described as a bruise.