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Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott left the defending Super

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Bowl champions wondering how their season went wrong.Elliott had 151 yards rushing and his go-ahead 1-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter helped the Dallas Cowboys beat the Philadelphia Eagles 27-20 on Sunday night.The Eagles fell to 4-5 with their third straight loss at home while the Cowboys improved to 4-5. Washington leads the NFC East at 6-3."All of us need to look in the mirror ," Philadelphia coach Doug Pederson said. "Are we doing enough? Are we giving enough? You have to strain yourself to make plays. We didn't do it. Each person, each coach, each player in the locker room has to look at yourself and decide every day to give your best."The Cowboys gave their all to give embattled coach Jason Garrett a week off from questions about his job security."You can imagine the way Jason Garrett, his resolve before the game," Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said. "I asked him before the game, 'you feeling any pressure?' (Garrett replied) 'It just makes me want to go out and do more to turn this thing.'"Prescott had 270 yards passing, tossed for one touchdown and also ran for a score. Elliott also had a TD reception ."It was absolutely mandatory that we went and got this win," Elliott said. "We wanted to keep our hopes up for winning this division and making the playoffs."Carson Wentz threw a pair of TD passes to Zach Ertz, but his pass to Ertz on fourth down fell a yard short of a first down at the Cowboys 29 with 1:09 left. The Eagles got the ball back at their 32 with 40 seconds left and drove to the Cowboys 32 for the final play. Wentz completed a pass to Ertz inside the Dallas 10. Ertz lateraled to Golden Tate but he was tackled for no gain to end it."We just didn't execute," said Wentz, who finished 32 of 44 for 360 yards with one interception. "We all got to look in the mirror and ask what can we do better."It was a defensive battle into the third quarter before the offenses went back-and-forth.Elliott ran in from the 1 to give Dallas a 27-20 lead after Prescott completed passes of 24 yards to Amari Cooper and 23 yards to Allen Hurns on the drive.Coming off a bye, the Eagles were listless in the first half and trailed 13-3 before rallying to tie it on Wentz's 15-yard TD pass to Ertz late in the third quarter. Wentz connected with Jordan Matthews for 18 yards on third-and-11 to extend the drive. He hit him again for 12 yards on the next play and found Ertz a few plays later.Prescott tossed a 7-yard TD pass to Elliott to give Dallas a 20-13 lead on the ensuing possession. Elliott accounted for 57 of the 75 yards on the drive.But the Eagles answered. Wentz hit Nelson Agholor, who made an excellent catch for a 51-yard gain to the Cowboys 8. Wentz found Ertz in the back of the end zone for a 1-yard TD pass to tie it at 20-20.Prescott engineered a 75-yard drive in the final 90 seconds of the first half to send the Eagles into the locker room to a chorus of boos from a frustrated crowd.Michael Gallup turned a screen pass on third-and-15 at the Cowboys 35 into a 25-yard gain. Prescott connected with Cole Beasley for 21 yards and hit Hurns for 17 yards to the Eagles 1. Prescott then sneaked in for the score.After hearing it from their fans, the Eagles came out with a stop on defense and the offense drove to the Cowboys 11 before having to settle for Jake Elliott's 26-yard field goal.TRICKYThe Cowboys tried a fake punt on fourth-and-2 from their 31 and Jeff Heath took a direct snap and ran three yards. A few plays later Maliek Collins Jersey , Elliott hurdled Tre Sullivan on a 32-yard run to the Eagles 8. But Michael Bennett sacked Prescott on third down and Brett Maher kicked a 31-yard field goal for a 6-0 lead.GOLDEN'S DEBUTTate, acquired by the Eagles from Detroit on Oct. 30, had only two catches for 19 yards.INJURIESEagles: CB Ronald Darby left the game after injuring his knee in the second half. Starters Jalen Mills and Sidney Jones already were out of the lineup.UP NEXTCowboys: Visit the Atlanta Falcons (4-5) on Sunday.Eagles: Visit the New Orleans Saints (8-1) on Sunday. L-u-u-u-u-u-ke, and this time it's unanimous.Luke Kuechly was voted the NFL's top inside linebacker by The Associated Press for the second straight year Friday, with all 10 members of the panel picking the Carolina star first.The top three remained unchanged from a year ago, with Seattle's Bobby Wagner second followed by C.J. Mosley of Baltimore. Kuechly got seven of 11 first-place votes in 2017, and Wagner picked up the other four. No such split this time."Hands down the top linebacker in the game," wrote Barry Wilner, the AP's lead NFL writer based in New York. "Kuechly is destructive against the run, savvy and versatile against the pass. A leader by example."While injuries — most notably concussions — limited Kuechly for two seasons and ultimately ended a three-year All-Pro run in 2016, the five-time Pro Bowler was back in All-Pro form last year. Kuechly had 125 tackles and three interceptions while tying a career high with five quarterback hits."Kuechly has been one of the top inside linebackers ever since entering the league and only injuries have slowed him down," wrote AP Pro Football Writer Josh Dubow, based in San Francisco.The 27-year-old missed just one game last year with a concussion and helped Carolina get back to the playoffs, with the Panthers losing a wild-card game to New Orleans.Kuechly played a career-low 10 games in 2016 Authentic Chris Jones Jersey , the only time the Panthers have missed the playoffs in the past five seasons with Kuechly as their defensive anchor."Carolina's do-everything LB is the best in the business once again," wrote Denver-based AP Pro Football Writer Arnie Stapleton.Seven of the 10 second-place votes went to Wagner, who finished with 76 points to 69 for Mosley.Wagner is the central figure in the Seahawks trying to move on from the Legion of Boom era since safeties Kam Chancellor (neck injury) and Earl Thomas (broken leg after contentious holdout) have likely played their final games in Seattle, while cornerback Richard Sherman has moved on to San Francisco.The 28-year-old Wagner has one sack and one tackle fewer than Kuechly since the start of the 2014 season. He's coming off consecutive All-Pro seasons, including career highs in tackles (168) and QB hits (13) in 2016.Wagner had 13 tackles for loss and another 13 quarterback hits last year while battling hamstring issues, and had a groin injury early this season."Wagner is right up there with Kuechly in terms of making an impact whenever he's on the field, and he has become even more important for Seattle without the Legion of Boom," wrote New York-based AP Pro Football Writer Dennis Waszak.Mosley was a walk-in starter as a rookie first-round pick in 2014, the last time the Ravens made the playoffs. They missed the postseason for a third straight year in 2017 despite a career-high 132 tackles from Mosley.Tied for second in the AFC North with Cincinnati, Baltimore is the only NFL team allowing fewer than 300 yards per game. Opponents are averaging 281 yards."Baltimore is playing smothering defense and looking much like the 2000 squad that won a Super Bowl, and Mosley is a key piece to this unit," wrote Tennessee-based AP Pro Football Writer Teresa Walker.New England's Dont'a Hightower was a distant fourth with 37 points, followed by Benardrick McKinney of Houston (31), Dallas' Sean Lee (28) and Deion Jones of Atlanta (21). Miami's Kiko Alonso (20 points) Youth Terrance Williams Jersey , Telvin Smith of Jacksonville (19) and Washington's Zach Brown (15) rounded out the top 10.The rankings:1. Luke Kuechly, Carolina2. Bobby Wagner, Seattle3. C.J. Mosley, Baltimore4. Dont'a Hightower, New England5. Benardrick McKinney, Houston6. Sean Lee, Dallas7. Deion Jones, Atlanta8. Kiko Alonso, Miami9. Telvin Smith, Jacksonville10. Zach Brown, Washington Custom New England Patriots Jerseys
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