Cowboys vs. Eagles live score, updates, highlights from NFL Saturday game

By | January 8, 2022

The Cowboys showed up in a big way on Saturday night in Philadelphia, beating the Eagles 51-26 in their final game of the season. 51 points is the second highest score put up by Dallas against the Eagles in history, and the most they’ve scored in Philadelphia.

Both teams broke various records during the game. With the Cowboys’ five different touchdown scorers during the game (Cedrick Wilson, Dalton Schultz, Corey Clement, Ito Smith and JaQuan Hardy), the Cowboys broke the NFL record for most touchdown scorers on one team in a single season with 22. 

Dak Prescott also broke the Cowboys’ franchise record for most touchdown passes in a single season. Prescott surpassed Tony Romo’s record (36) with 37 touchdown passes. After Prescott completed this record at the beginning fourth quarter, he sat out the remainder of the game, and Cooper Rush filled in. It was surprising to fans how long Mike McCarthy kept his starting quarterback in the game.

Jalen Hurts, along with 15 other Eagles starters, didn’t start against the Cowboys on Saturday, but Gardner Minshew still helped the Eagles score two touchdowns. Minshew completed 19 out of 33 attempts for 186 yards. The Eagles went 0-7 against winning record teams this season.

Eagles rookie wide receiver DeVonta Smith played during the first quarter and the beginning of the second quarter to earn just enough yards to break the Eagles’ rookie record for most receiving yards (916 yards). Eagles center Jason Kelce just played the first snap in order to continue his consecutive start streak — he’s up to 122.

In order for the Cowboys to earn the No. 2 spot in the NFC playoff standings, the Rams, Cardinals and Buccaneers need to lose on Sunday. If the Rams lose, the Cowboys will move up to the third seed. With the Eagles loss, they will stay as the seventh seed.

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Cowboys vs. Eagles score

  Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Cowboys 10 20 0 21 51
Eagles 7 10 3 6 26

Cowboys vs. Eagles live updates, highlights from Saturday night

(All times Eastern.)

End of fourth quarter: Cowboys 51, Eagles 26

11:13 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, EAGLES. Watkins runs in a 36-yard touchdown with just under two minutes left of the game. The Eagles went for the two-point conversion, but Minshew was sacked on the attempt.  Cowboys 51, Eagles 26.

11:04 p.m. — On 4th-&-1, Gainwell rushes three yards for the Eagles first down. It’s their first first down of the quarter.

10:57 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, COWBOYS. JaQuan Hardy runs 22 yards for his first touchdown this season. Cowboys 51, Eagles 20.

10:55 p.m. — INTERCEPTION, COWBOYS. The Cowboys complete the first turnover of the game after Leighton Vander Esch intercepts the ball at the Eagles’ 33-yard line. He then rushed seven yards.

10:51 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, COWBOYS. Ito Smith runs four yards to score a touchdown to give the Cowboys an even more comfortable lead in the fourth quarter. After not scoring in the third quarter, the Cowboys score two touchdowns within five minutes of the fourth quarter.  Cowboys 44, Eagles 20.

10:49 p.m. — Clement runs 38 yards for a huge Cowboys first down. The Cowboys are already on the Eagles’ 12-yard line.

10:47 p.m. — Cooper Rush steps in as the quarterback after Prescott is sidelined for the remainder of the game to rest up for the playoffs.

10:45 p.m. — The Eagles go three-and-out after Minshew is sacked by Tarell Basham for a loss of nine yards on third down. 

10:40 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, COWBOYS. Corey Clement catches a pass from Prescott and rushes in the end zone for a touchdown. With this touchdown pass, Prescott takes the lead for the most touchdown passes made by a Cowboy in a season. Cowboys 37, Eagles 20.

10:37 p.m. — The Cowboys go for the fourth down, advancing three yards for the first down. They are now set up for 1st-&-Goal on the Eagles’ 8-yard line.

End of third quarter: Cowboys 30, Eagles 20

10:28 p.m. — Wilson catches a 37-yard pass, adding to his 119 total for the night. This puts the Cowboys on the Eagles’ 31-yard line.

10:20 p.m. — FIELD GOAL, EAGLES. After three incompletions in a row, the Eagles settle for a field goal to end their 14-play drive. Cowboys 30, Eagles 20.

10:12 p.m. — Huntley runs 13 yards on third down to keep the Eagles’ drive alive. He completes the first first down of the second half.

10:07 p.m. — During the punt return, Eagles Tay Gowan was flagged for an illegal block above the waist. The 10-yard penalty will be enforced at the Eagles’ 33-yard line. 

10:05 p.m. — The Cowboys start the second half going three-and-out, which is their first scoreless drive of the game. 

End of second quarter: Cowboys 30, Eagles 17

9:45 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, COWBOYS. Schultz catches a nine-yard pass for his second touchdown of the game. The scoring drive is thanks in part to the Eagles’ 22-yard punt. The Cowboys’ scoring drive takes 26 seconds, giving them a two-possession lead heading into halftime. Cowboys 30, Eagles 17.

9:43 p.m. — Wilson continues to have a stellar night, now catching a 28-yard pass from Prescott to put the Cowboys on the Eagles’ 15-yard line with 18 seconds left.

9:40 p.m. — Minshew is sacked by Demarcus Lawrence for a loss of 13 yards on third down. The Eagles lose the ball with 31 seconds left in the first half.

9:34 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, COWBOYS . Dalton Schultz catches a 2-yard touchdown pass from Prescott to put the Cowboys back on top. Zuerlein misses the extra point, though. This was his sixth missed extra point this season.  Cowboys 23, Eagles 17.

9:33 p.m. — Cooper catches a 26-yard pass from Prescott on the 2-yard line. This sets the Cowboys up for a scoring play.

9:29 p.m. — Elliott runs 26 yards to put the Cowboys in Eagles territory.

9:24 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, EAGLES. After rushing 18 yards to set the Eagles up for 1st-&-Goal, Gainwell runs seven yards two plays later to score an Eagles touchdown. The game is tied for the third time. Eagles 17, Cowboys 17.

9:19 p.m. — Jason Huntley runs 18 yards to give the Eagles another first down. This run is Huntley’s best of his career.

9:18 p.m. — Quez Watkins advances a total of 22 yards after catching a pass from Minshew. It’s Watkins’ first completion of the night.

9:12 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, COWBOYS. Wilson scores his second touchdown of the night, this time catching a 24-yard pass from Prescott right in front of the end zone. The Cowboys go back on top. Cowboys 17, Eagles 10.

9:10 p.m. — The Eagles challenged a play by Ezekiel Elliott after it appeared he could’ve lost possession of the ball. The challenge ruled in favor of the Cowboys.

9:05 p.m. — CeeDee Lamb catches a pass from Prescott and runs a few yards for a 31-yard play. This play put the Cowboys on the Eagles’ 43-yard line.

8:59 p.m. — FIELD GOAL, EAGLES. The game is tied again after kicker Jake Elliott makes a 38-yard field goal. Eagles 10, Cowboys 10.

8:58 p.m. — The Eagles lose eight yards after Kenneth Gainwell is tackled with the ball on the 21-yard line.. This moves the Eagles to a 3rd-&-17 play.

8:56 p.m. — Donovan Wilson was flagged for roughing the passer, which results in a 14-yard penalty. The Eagles move up to the Cowboys’ 14-yard line and earn an automatic first down.

End of first quarter: Cowboys 10, Eagles 7

8:50 p.m. — Smith catches a 12-yard pass from Minshew to get an Eagles first down. With that catch, Smith tied the Eagles rookie record for yards. On the next play, Smith caught a four-yard pass to break the Eagles record.

8:46 p.m. — FIELD GOAL, COWBOYS. After Prescott is sacked, followed by three incomplete passes, the Cowboys settle for a 48-yard field goal made by kicker Greg Zuerlein. This gives the Cowboys the lead.  Cowboys 10, Eagles 7.

8:43 p.m. — Amari Cooper completes the longest play of the game so far, catching a pass from Prescott and running a few yards for a total of 29 yards. The Cowboys are already on the Eagles’ 27-yard line after the first play of the drive.

8:40 p.m. — The Eagles go three-and-out on their second drive. Minshew was sacked on the first play, but the Eagles did not lose any yards.

8:33 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, COWBOYS. Wilson runs the ball in the end zone for a 15-yard touchdown to tie up the game. Cowboys 7, Eagles 7.

8:28 p.m. — Cedrick Wilson completes a 16-yard catch from Dak Prescott to give the Cowboys their first first down of the night.

8:23 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, EAGLES. Tyree Jackson completes his first catch in his NFL career and runs three yards for an Eagles touchdown. The Eagles’ first drive lasts five minutes and 19 seconds. Eagles 7, Cowboys 0.

8:18 p.m. — Minshew completes a 26-yard pass to rookie DeVonta Smith. This play puts the Eagles on the Cowboys’ 49-yard line.

8:16 p.m. — Gardner Minshew and the Eagles offense take the field to start the game. 

Cowboys vs. Eagles start time

  • Date: Saturday, Jan. 8
  • Time: 8:15 p.m. ET

The Cowboys vs. Eagles game will kick off at 8:15 p.m. ET at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Penn. This matchup will be the second game in ESPN’s “Monday Night Football: Doubleheader Saturday.”

How to watch Cowboys vs. Eagles

  • TV channels: ABC, ESPN
  • Live streams: ESPN+, fuboTV

Cowboys vs. Eagles will be broadcast on ABC and ESPN with announcers Steve Levy, Brian Griese and Louis Riddick, with Lisa Salters reporting from the sidelines.

You can also stream the game live online with fuboTV, which offers a free trial .

NFL Week 18 schedule

Saturday, Jan. 8

Game Time (ET) TV Channel
Chiefs @ Broncos 4:30 p.m. ESPN, ABC, ESPN+, fuboTV
Cowboys @ Eagles 8:15 p.m. ESPN, ABC, ESPN+, fuboTV

Sunday, Jan. 9

Game Time (ET) TV Channel
Bengals @ Browns 1:00 p.m. Fox, fuboTV
Packers @ Lions 1:00 p.m. Fox, fuboTV
Bears @ Vikings 1:00 p.m. Fox, fuboTV
Washington @ Giants 1:00 p.m. Fox, fuboTV
Colts @ Jaguars 1:00 p.m. CBS, fuboTV
Steelers @ Ravens 1:00 p.m. CBS, fuboTV
Titans @ Texans 1:00 p.m. CBS, fuboTV
Saints @ Falcons 4:25 p.m. Fox, fuboTV
Jets @ Bills 4:25 p.m. CBS, fuboTV
49ers @ Rams 4:25 p.m. Fox, fuboTV
Patriots @ Dolphins 4:25 p.m. CBS, fuboTV
Seahawks @ Cardinals 4:25 p.m. Fox, fuboTV
Panthers @ Buccaneers 4:25 p.m. CBS, fuboTV
Chargers @ Raiders 8:20 p.m. NBC, fuboTV