Eagles win, end Cowboys playoff hopes

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by Matt Mitchell

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Posted on December 29, 2013 at 11:35 PM

  Nick Foles threw two touchdown passes, NFL rushing championLeSean McCoy had 120 yards and a receiving score and the Philadelphia Eagles beat theDallas Cowboys 24-22 in a win-or-go-home game for the NFC East title Sunday night.

 

The Cowboys (8-8), with Kyle Orton filling in two days after Tony Romo had back surgery, lost to a division rival with a playoff berth on the line for the third straight year.

 

The Eagles (10-6) will host New Orleans a wild-card game Saturday night.

 

Dallas trailed 24-16 when Orton threw a 32-yard touchdown pass to Dez Bryant. Orton went back to Bryant for the 2-point conversion, but the ball fell incomplete.

 

The Cowboys got another chance with a stop from their beleaguered defense, but Orton's pass was intercepted by Brandon Boykin on the first play to seal the win.

 

McCoy finished with 1,596 yards.

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