By: Edward Egros

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Cowboys at Eagles Title Preview

Pasted GraphicSERIES FACTS (11)

The Cowboys are going for their 20th series sweep of the Eagles. Here is where their sweeps of the Eagles compares to the rest of their NFC East opponents:
New York: 23
Philadelphia: 19
Washington: 19
Arizona: 15

The Eagles being swept by the Cowboys is tied with New York for their most times being swept since 1960:
Dallas: 19
New York 19
Washington: 17
Arizona: 13


The Cowboys are 7-7 for the sixth time in franchise history. 1/5 of those previous teams made the playoffs: 1999.

Since 1990, when playoff formats were last tinkered with, teams that started 8-7 made the playoffs 34/101 times with nine of them having won the division.

Since 1990, when playoff formats were last tinkered with, teams that started 7-8 made the playoffs 6/116 times with only one of them having won the division: the 2008 Chargers.

The Eagles are 7-7 for the fourth time in franchise history. 1/3 of those previous teams made the playoffs: the 2018 team.

The Cowboys are 18-16 against the Eagles in December with a 9-7 record on the road.

The Dallas Cowboys are 30-27 against the Philadelphia Eagles on the road. Here is the breakdown by venue:
Franklin Field: 4-6
Veterans Stadium: 16-15
Lincoln Financial Field: 10-6


The Cowboys’ 10-6 record at Lincoln Financial Field is the best among NFC East opponents:
Dallas: 10-6
New York: 5-12
Washington: 7-10


The Cowboys are 122-102-1 in December games, including playoffs, with a 61-59-1 record on the road.

Since 1940, the Eagles are 139-124-4 in December games, including playoffs, with a 79-56-1 record at home.

DAK PRESCOTT FACTS (15)

Prescott’s 340 completions are higher than any NFC Pro Bowl quarterback.

Prescott’s 519 pass attempts are higher than any NFC Pro Bowl quarterback.

Prescott’s 4,334 passing yards are higher than any NFC Pro Bowl quarterback.

Prescott’s 204 first downs passing are more than any NFC Pro Bowl quarterback.

Prescott’s 8.4 yards per pass attempt is higher than any NFC Pro Bowl quarterback.

Prescott’s 12.7 yards per completion is higher than any NFC Pro Bowl quarterback.

Prescott’s 18 sacks are the fewest for quarterbacks who have started every game since Week 1.

Prescott’s 26 passing touchdowns are two fewer than Russell Wilson’s 28, who has the most for an NFC Pro Bowl quarterback.

Prescott’s 11 interceptions are tied with Jimmy Garoppolo and Deshaun Watson for the 10th-most in the NFL.

Aaron Rodgers has the lowest passer rating for an NFC Pro Bowl quarterback at 100.4. Prescott’s passer rating is 99.3.

Prescott and Tom Brady are the only quarterbacks this season who have started every game since Week 1 and have failed to record a fourth quarter comeback or a game-winning drive.

Prescott is 1/8 quarterbacks to have thrown at least 40 red zone passes without an interception.

Prescott has the second-highest completed air yards in the NFL at 2,631.

Prescott has taken 51 hits this season, the fourth-most in the league.

Prescott has run 49 run-pass option plays this year, tied with Kyle Allen for the eighth-most overall.

CARSON WENTZ FACTS (10)

Wentz is tied with Kirk Cousins for the seventh-most touchdown passes with 25.

In the past four weeks, Wentz has a 67.4 completion percentage, the eighth-highest in the NFL.

Wentz is tied with Ryan Tannehill for the fourth-most touchdowns in the last four weeks with nine.

Wentz’s 94.0 passer rating is the 10th-highest in the NFL over the last four weeks.

Wentz’s 6.29 yards per pass attempt in the past four weeks is the 10th-lowest in the NFL.

Among starting quarterbacks over the past four weeks, Wentz’s 108.6 passer rating in the red zone is the 10th-best in the league.

All nine of Wentz’s touchdowns over the past four weeks have come in the red zone, the second-most in the league behind Lamar Jackson’s 11.
Wentz has run 70 run-pass option plays this season, the fourth-most in the league. 59 of those have been passes, also the fourth-most in the NFL.

Wentz has run play-action 139 times, the third-most in the NFL. However, his 758 passing yards from play-action are the 15th-fewest overall.

Wentz and Jimmy Garoppolo have had 25 of their passes dropped, tied for the seventh-most in the NFL.

EZEKIEL ELLIOTT FACTS (10)

Elliott now has the fifth-most rushing touchdowns with 11.

Among the 10 1,000-yard rushers this season, Elliott has the lowest longest run of 31 yards. Second-lowest is Lamar Jackson’s 47-yard run.

Elliott is tied with Nick Chubb for the fourth-fewest fumbles among 1,000-yard rushers this season with three.

Elliott’s 69 first downs by rush are the second-most in the NFL. Only Chris Carson’s 73 are more.

Among 1,000-yard rushers, Elliott’s 4.4 yards per carry is tied with Carson for the second-lowest in the NFL. Leonard Fournette’s 4.3 yards per carry is lowest.

Elliott’s 587 yards before contact are the third-most in the league.

Elliott’s 601 yards after contact are the seventh-most in the NFL.

Elliott has 21 broken tackles on the season, the ninth-most in the NFL.

Elliott is tied with Derrick Henry for the third-most red zone rushing touchdowns with 11.

Elliott has the most 100-yard rushing games against the Eagles with four.


JASON GARRETT FACTS (13)

This is the 43rd week of Garrett’s career that the Cowboys have been in undisputed first place in the NFC East.

Garrett’s 22-17 December record contains the second-most such wins in club history:
Tom Landry: 63-43-1
Jason Garrett: 22-17
Jimmy Johnson: 13-7
Bill Parcells: 8-9
Barry Switzer: 7-8
Wade Phillips: 5-7
Dave Campo: 4-9
Chan Gailey: 3-5


Garrett is 13-9 on the road in December. Here is how that compares to other Cowboys head coaches:

Landry: 28-22-1
Garrett: 13-9
Johnson: 6-5
Parcells: 5-5
Phillips: 4-4
Switzer: 4-4
Campo: 1-6
Gailey: 0-4


Garrett is 13-14 against Super Bowl-winning head coaches with a 10-11 record on the road.


Garrett owns an 11-8 record against the Eagles. Here is how he compares to other Cowboys coaches where applicable:

Tom Landry: 36-20
Chan Gailey: 3-1
Wade Phillips: 5-2
Barry Switzer: 6-3
Jason Garrett: 11-8
Jimmy Johnson: 5-6
Bill Parcells: 3-5
Dave Campo: 0-6

Garrett is 7-2 against the Eagles on the road. Here is how that compares to the rest of the NFC East:

Philadelphia: 7-2
Washington: 7-2
New York: 7-3


Garrett’s 7-2 road record against the Eagles is the best by any NFC East team in the decade:
Garrett: 7-2
Washington: 4-6
New York: 2-8


Garrett has a 37-19 record against the NFC East with a 21-7 record on the road.

Garrett’s 21-7 road record in the NFC East is the best since Nov. 14, 2010, when he took over as interim coach of the Cowboys:

Philadelphia: 19-10
New York: 10-18
Washington: 9-19

Garrett has completed a series sweep 11/17 times since taking over as Cowboys head coach.

Garrett has executed a series sweep on the road 7/9 times since taking over as Dallas head coach.

Garrett is 23/44 on challenges for his career with a 2/3 rate in 2019.

Garrett is 0/1 on pass interference challenges and has not challenged one since Week 5.


DOUG PEDERSON FACTS (12)

If the Cowboys beat the Eagles, Pederson will become the first Eagles coach since Rich Kotite to sustain five consecutive losses to Dallas (Nov. 1, 1992 to Dec. 4, 1994).

Pederson has staved off a series sweep 1/4 times, and that lone instance was on Jan. 1, 2017, versus the Cowboys.

Pederson is 14-8 against the NFC East.

Pederson is 9-3 at home against the NFC East.

Pederson is on a four-game winning streak at home in the NFC East. His last home loss was against the Cowboys on Nov. 18, 2018.

Pederson is 6-6 in late afternoon games with a 2-2 record at home.

Pederson is 10-7 in December games with a 5-2 record at home.

Pederson is 13-19 against playoff-winning head coaches with a 10-7 record at home.

Pederson is 2-5 against the Cowboys. Here is how he compares to other Eagles head coaches:

Andy Reid: 17-12
Buddy Ryan: 8-2
Nick Skorich: 4-2
Buck Shaw: 1-0
Joe Kuharich: 5-5
Chip Kelly: 3-3
Mike McCormack: 2-4
Doug Pederson: 2-5
Rich Kotite: 2-7
Ray Rhodes: 3-6
Dick Vermeil: 4-10
Marion Campbell: 1-5
Ed Khayat: 0-3
Jerry Williams: 0-5


Pederson is 13/28 on challenges for his career with a 1/5 record in 2019.

Pederson has made challenges related to pass interference 4/5 times.

The Eagles are tied with the Packers for the eighth-fewest penalties in the NFL with 89.

BROADCAST FACTS (7)

Dallas is 140-126 all-time on FOX, including postseason.

Since 1970, this is the 25th late afternoon game in the series. Dallas holds a 16-8 advantage.

The Cowboys have completed a series sweep of a NFC East opponent 24/43 times on FOX.


Joe Buck and Troy Aikman are calling Sunday’s action for FOX. This will be the 12th game between the two teams the broadcasters have done. Here are the results:


2003 – Cowboys at Eagles – 36-10 PHI
2004 – Cowboys at Eagles – 12-7 PHI
2005 – Eagles at Cowboys – 33-10 DAL
2006 – Cowboys at Eagles – 38-24 PHI
2007 – Eagles at Cowboys – 10-6 PHI
2008 – Cowboys at Eagles – 44-6 PHI
2009 – Eagles at Cowboys – 24-0 DAL
2011 – Eagles at Cowboys – 20-7 PHI
2012 – Cowboys at Eagles – 38-23 DAL
2014 – Eagles at Cowboys – 33-10 PHI
2015 – Cowboys at Eagles – 20-10 DAL
2018 – Eagles at Cowboys – 29-23 DAL (OT)


The Cowboys are 41-45 when Joe Buck does play-by-play for their games.

Dallas is 47-51 when Troy Aikman does color commentary for their games.

Pat Summerall has called the most games between Philadelphia and Dallas with 24 over his career with CBS and FOX.



TONY CORRENTE FACTS (12)

This week’s referee is Tony Corrente. The Cowboys are 9-7 when he referees their games:
2000 — MIN, 15-27 – L
2001 — @SEA, 3-29 – L
2004 — NO, 13-27 – L
2005 — Rams, 10-20 – L
2006 — WAS, 27-10 – W
2009 — CAR, 21-7 – W
2010 — @WAS, 7-13 – L
2010 — @PHI, 14-13 – W
2013 — NYG, 36-31 – W
2014 — WAS, 17-20 – L-OT
2015 — @PHI, 20-10 – W
2016 — CIN, 28-14 – W
2016 — @MIN, 17-15 – W
2016* — GB, 31-34 – L
2018 — JAX, 40-7 – W
2019 — @DET, 35-27 – W

*Playoff game


Since 2000, the Cowboys have had fewer penalties than their opponents 6/16 times. Here is the breakdown:

2000 — MIN: 4/21; DAL: 5/45
2001 — SEA: 0/0; DAL: 6/70
2004 — NO: 9/136; DAL: 11/76
2005 — Rams: 7/40; DAL: 10/78
2006 — WAS: 11/117; DAL: 9/90
2009 — CAR: 6/60; DAL: 9/80
2010 — WAS: 5/42; DAL: 12/81
2010 — PHI: 4/40; DAL: 6/45
2013 — NYG: 6/52; DAL: 5/40
2014 — WAS: 6/45; DAL: 3/35
2015 — PHI: 8/60; DAL: 18/142
2016 — CIN: 6/49; DAL: 7/45
2016 — MIN: 8/57; DAL: 10/78
2016* — GB: 3/22; DAL: 6/50
2018 — JAX: 4/30; DAL: 3/25
2019 — DET: 11/89; DAL: 6/45

*Playoff game

Corrente is middle of the pack in terms of home team winning percentage:
John Hussey: .615
Carl Cheffers: .615
Brad Allen: .615
Clete Blakeman: .615
Alex Kemp: .615
Scott Novak: .607
Walt Anderson: .571
Tony Corrente: .538
Ron Torbert: .538
Jerome Boger: .500
Craig Wrolstad: .462
Brad Rogers: .462
Shawn Hochuli: .462
Shawn Smith: .429
Bill Vinovich: .385
Clay Martin: .385
Adrian Hill: .385


Corrente is tied for the fourth-highest percentage of home teams having fewer penalties:
Scott Novak: .857
Clete Blakeman: .692
Shawn Smith: .643
Tony Corrente: .615
Brad Rogers: .615
Clay Martin: .615
Brad Allen: .615
John Hussey: .615
Jerome Boger: .571
Adrian Hill: .538
Alex Kemp: .538
Craig Wrolstad: .538
Carl Cheffers: .462
Ron Torbert: .462
Bill Vinovich: .462
Shawn Hochuli: .462
Walt Anderson: .429


The Eagles are 7-12-1 when Corrente referees their games. Here are the results:

1999 – @NYG, 15-16 – L
2000 – @GB, 3-6 – L
2001 – @SF, 3-13 – L
2004 – Ravens, 15-10 – W
2005 – @NYG, 17-27 – L
2008 – @CIN, 13-13 – T
2008 – @MIN, 26-14 – W
2009 – @CHI, 24-20 – W
2010 – DAL, 13-14 – L
2012 – @PIT, 14-16 – L
2012 – @NYG, 7-42 – L
2013 – Cardinals, 24-21 – W
2014 – WAS, 37-34 – W
2015 – DAL, 10-20 – L
2015 – CRD, 17-40 – L
2016 – WAS, 22-27 – L
2017 – @SEA, 10-24 – L
2018 – WAS, 28-13 – W
2018 – @CHI, 16-15 – W
2019 – DET, 24-27 – L




The Eagles have had fewer penalties than their opponents 12/20 times under Corrente:

1999 – NYG: 5/51; PHI: 6/35
2000 – GB: 5/31; PHI: 12/115
2001 – SF: 3/15; PHI: 11/109
2004 – Ravens: 6/91; PHI: 8/72
2005 – NYG: 6/58; PHI: 7/105
2008 – CIN: 4/35; PHI: 8/60
2008 – MIN: 4/25; PHI: 7/55
2009 – CHI: 7/64; PHI: 8/46
2010 – DAL: 6/45; PHI: 4/40
2012 – PIT: 9/106; PHI: 5/35
2012 – NYG: 1/5; PHI: 6/52
2013 – Cardinals: 6/55; PHI: 5/48
2014 – WAS: 10/131; PHI: 9/70
2015 – DAL: 18/142; PHI: 8/60
2015 – CRD: 1/10; PHI: 5/38
2016 – WAS: 5/86; PHI: 5/54
2017 – SEA: 5/46; PHI: 7/64
2018 – WAS: 10/69; PHI: 5/38
2018 – CHI: 3/52; PHI: 3/25
2019 – DET: 9/61; PHI: 4/30


Corrente has the sixth-highest sacks per game:
Smith: 6.2
Vinovich: 6.2
Hill: 6.0
Anderson: 5.9
Martin: 5.5
Corrente: 5.2
Kemp: 5.2
Rogers: 5.0
Allen: 4.9
Cheffers: 4.8
Novak: 4.8
Boger: 4.6
Blakeman: 4.4
Torbert : 4.3
Wrolstad: 4.2
Hussey: 4.1
Hochuli: 3.3


Corrente has the third-highest rate of offensive holding per game:
Cheffers: 4.6
Torbert : 3.8
Corrente: 3.4
Anderson: 3.2
Rogers: 3.2
Hochuli: 3.2
Wrolstad: 3.1
Hill: 3.1
Boger: 2.9
Allen: 2.9
Kemp: 2.8
Blakeman: 2.8
Smith: 2.6
Martin: 2.4
Novak: 2.1
Hussey: 1.8
Vinovich: 1.8


When Corrente has officiated Cowboys games, the Cowboys are 1/5 on coaches challenges compared to opponents being 2/2. However, while Replay Assistant is also 0/4, all of those calls benefited Dallas.

Under Corrente, the Eagles are 6/10 on coaches challenges while opponents are 3/7. Replay Assistant is 1/6 with only one call benefitting Philadelphia.


Corrente is middle of the pack in terms of challenge overturn rate:
Kemp: .600 (6/10)
Blakeman: .588 (10/17)
Novak: .500 (6/12)
Anderson: .438 (7/16)
Torbert : .429 (3/7)
Vinovich: .429 (6/14)
Cheffers: .400 (4/10)
Corrente: .375 (3/8)
Smith: .375 (3/8)
Boger: .364 (4/11)
Hussey: .364 (4/12)
Rogers: .333 (3/9)
Hill: .300 (3/10)
Allen: .267 (4/15)
Martin: .154 (2/13)
Hochuli: .143 (1/7)
Wrolstad: .083 (1/12)


Corrente has yet to overturn a call related to pass interference:
Cheffers: .500 (1/2)
Anderson: .400 (2/5)
Vinovich: .400 (2/5)
Hill: .250 (1/4)
Kemp: .200 (1/5)
Allen: .111 (1/9)
Boger: .000 (0/2)
Corrente: .000 (0/3)
Smith: .000 (0/3)
Blakeman; .000 (0/3)
Torbert : .000 (0/3)
Novak: .000 (0/3)
Hussey: .000 (0/3)
Hochuli: .000 (0/4)
Rogers: .000 (0/4)
Wrolstad: .000 (0/5)
Martin: .000 (0/8)


MISCELLANEOUS FACTS (10)

The Cowboys are tied with the Chargers for the sixth-most missed tackles in the NFL with 108.

The average depth of target against the Eagles is 9.1 yards, tied with the Panthers for the fourth-highest in the league.

The Cowboys have blitzed 129 times, the seventh-fewest in the NFL.

The Eagles defense gives up 93.7 opposing passer rating, the 13th-highest in the NFL. The Cowboys’ opposing passer rating is 92.6, the 14th-highest.

The Eagles defense is tied with the Rams, Lions, and Titans for the sixth-lowest yards per carry at 4.0.

The Eagles’ red zone defense has allowed conversions 61.5% of the time, ninth-highest in the NFL.

The Cowboys offense has the highest third down conversion rate in the league at 48.6%. The Eagles have the second at 47.0%.

The Cowboys are 3-2 on Dec. 22. Here are the results:
1985 – @SF, 16-31 – L
1991 – ATL, 31-27 – W
1996 – @WAS, 10-37 – L
2007 – @CAR, 20-13 – W
2013 – @WAS, 24-23 – W


The Eagles are 5-1 on Dec. 22. Here are the results:
1985 – @MIN, 37-35 – W
1991 – WAS, 24-22 – W
1996 – CRD, 29-19 – W
2001 – @SF, 3-13 – L
2013 – CHI, 54-11 – W
2016 – NYG, 24-19 – W

The Cowboys have no birthdays to celebrate on Dec. 22.

Eagles at Cowboys Preview

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This is the 12th time in Cowboys history they have started 3-3. 3/11 of those previous teams made the playoffs with only two having won the division: 1996 and 2018.

Since 1990, 74/213 teams that started off 3-3 made the playoffs with 34/74 teams having won the division.

The Eagles are 3-3 for the 18th time in franchise history. 9/17 of those teams made the playoffs with four of those teams having won the division.

In the history of the NFC East, 21/55 teams that started 3-3 made the playoffs with 8/21 having won the division. All eight teams had a winning percentage inside the division between .625 and .833.

This is the 16th-straight season a game from the Dallas-Philadelphia series will be in prime time, making it the longest prime time streak in current NFL rivalries.

This is the 26th prime time game the Cowboys will play against the Eagles. It is the second-most against a divisional opponent in Dallas history but the most against any divisional opponent in Philadelphia history.

The Cowboys have only ever opened up their series against the Eagles with a win 32/59 times. 14/27 of those initial wins came in Dallas.

The Cowboys are 18-15 against the Eagles in October with a 12-3 record at home.

The Cowboys are 25-37 against the Eagles at home, including playoffs. Here is a breakdown by venue:

Cotton Bowl: 4-7
Texas Stadium: 14-26
AT&T Stadium: 7-4


The Cowboys’ 5-6 record against the Eagles, including playoffs, at AT&T Stadium is their worst against any divisional opponent:
Washington: 7-3
New York: 6-5
Philadelphia: 5-6

DAK PRESCOTT FACTS (5)

Prescott is tied with Matt Ryan and Daniel Jones for the third-most interceptions chucked on first down with three.

Prescott has thrown for the 11th-most first downs on third down with 21.

Prescott is tied with Kirk Cousins for the third-highest yards per attempt in the NFL at 8.9.

Prescott’s average depth of target is 9.6, tied with Deshaun Watson for the fourth-most in the NFL.

Prescott is 7/17 in completing a fourth quarter comeback.


CARSON WENTZ FACTS (5)

Wentz has the ninth-highest passer rating on third down among quarterbacks who have started every game since Week 1 at 106.9.

Wentz has thrown for the most first downs on third down with 29.

Wentz is tied with Jacoby Brissett for the second-most third down conversions on the ground for a quarterback with six. Only Lamar Jackson has more with nine.

Wentz is tied with Patrick Mahomes and Matt Ryan for the most touchdowns thrown on third down with five.

Wentz is tied with Jameis Winston for the fourth-most “bad throws,” according to Pro Football Reference, with 43.

EZEKIEL ELLIOTT FACTS (5)

Elliott is tied with Christian McCaffrey with the most third down rushing attempts for a running back with 11. Elliott has more yards with 78 and two touchdowns to McCaffrey’s 61.

Elliott is tied for the most third down conversions on the ground with Lamar Jackson with nine.

Elliott has 258 yards before contact, the fifth-most in the league.

Elliott has 233 yards after contact, the 10th-most in the NFL.

Elliott is tied with Mark Ingram for the second-most rushing attempts inside the 10-yard line with 14.


JASON GARRETT FACTS (14)

Garrett has a 35-19 record against the NFC East with a 15-12 record on at home.

Since taking over as interim coach in 2010, Garrett’s 15-12 record at home in the NFC East is tied for the best in the division since Nov. 14, 2010:

Jason Garrett: 15-12
Philadelphia: 15-12
New York: 12-16
Washington: 10-17


Garrett owns a 10-8 record against the Eagles. Here is how he compares to other Cowboys coaches where applicable:

Tom Landry: 36-20
Barry Switzer: 6-3
Wade Phillips: 5-2
Jason Garrett: 10-8
Chan Gailey: 3-1
Jimmy Johnson: 5-6
Bill Parcells: 3-5
Dave Campo: 0-6


Garrett is 3-6 against the Eagles at home. Here is how that compares to the rest of the NFC East:
Washington: 6-3
New York: 6-3
Philadelphia: 3-6

Garrett is currently 42-37 without Tony Romo under center.

Garrett is 21-17 on the road without Romo under center.

Garrett is 5-5 against Philadelphia without Romo. Here is how that compares to other divisional opponents:
Washington: 8-2
New York: 6-3
Philadelphia: 5-5

Garrett is 12-13 against Super Bowl-winning head coaches.

Garrett is 18-9 in the first games of a series against NFC East foes with a 9-7 record at home.


Garrett owns a 24-22 record in prime time, including playoffs, with a 15-9 at home.

Garrett is 14-18 in October with a 7-9 record at home.

Garrett is 10/20 when it comes to snapping a team out of a losing streak.

Since 2016, Garrett is less likely to go for it on fourth down in an NFC East game with a 39.6% go-for-it rate compared to 55.7% in non-divisional games.

Garret is 22/43 on challenges for his career with a 1/2 record in 2019.



DOUG PEDERSON FACTS (10)

Pederson has won the opening contest of a division series 6/10 times since becoming Eagles head coach with 3/6 of those wins coming on the road.

Pederson is 12-7 against the NFC East with a 5-4 record on the road.

Pederson is 12-16 against playoff-winning head coaches with an 3-11 record at on the road.

Pederson is 11-5 in prime time games with a 6-3 record on the road.

Pederson is 2-4 against the Cowboys. Here is how he compares to other Eagles head coaches:

Andy Reid: 17-12
Buddy Ryan: 8-2
Nick Skorich: 4-2
Buck Shaw: 1-0
Joe Kuharich: 5-5
Chip Kelly: 3-3
Mike McCormack: 2-4
Doug Pederson: 2-4
Rich Kotite: 2-7
Ray Rhodes: 3-6
Dick Vermeil: 4-10
Marion Campbell: 1-5
Ed Khayat: 0-3
Jerry Williams: 0-5


Pederson joins Jerry Williams, Ed Khayat, and Marion Campbell as the only Eagles head coaches to have once played for the Eagles.


Pederson’s first ever career win was against the Dallas Cowboys, a 13-10 win on Oct. 10, 1999 at Veterans Stadium, which was Andy Reid’s first career win and also Michael Irvin’s last game.


The Cowboys are 1/3 teams Pederson defeated while a quarterback. The other two were the Bears and the Patriots.

Pederson is less likely to go for it on fourth down in a division game at 43.6% compared to 52.1% in non-NFC East contests.

Pederson is 12/25 on challenges in his career with a 0/2 ledger in 2019. Both of his challenges were regarding pass interference.

BROADCAST FACTS (13)

This is the 11th-straight year the Cowboys and Eagles have played each other on
Sunday Night Football, the longest streak between two opponents in the package.

This is the 43rd NFC East game on
Sunday Night Football since 2006.

Dallas is 26-21 on
NBC Sunday Night Football, including playoff games and NFL Specials.

The Eagles are 19-19 on
NBC Sunday Night Football, including playoff games and NFL Specials.

This will be Al Michaels’ 22nd game in the series, second-most to Pat Summerall’s 24.

The Cowboys are 53-37 when Michaels calls their games.

The Eagles are 38-36 when Michaels does play-by-play.

This will be the 13th game in the series Cris Collinsworth will call. The most in the series is John Madden with 20.

The Cowboys are 27-22 when Collinsworth does color commentary for their games.

The Eagles are 29-22 when Collinsworth calls their games.

The Eagles have played on Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday on NBC.

On KXAS, the NBC affiliate for Dallas-Fort Worth, the Cowboys are an all-time 52-36, including simulcast cable games from 1987-90.

The first regular season match-up between the Eagles and Cowboys on Sept. 30, 1960 – a Friday night – was not televised.



JEROME BOGER FACTS (12)

This week’s referee is Jerome Boger. The Cowboys have a 7-5 record with Boger. Here are the results:
2006 — @Titans, 45-14 – W
2006 — @ATL, 38-28 – W
2008 — @NYG, 14-35 – L
2009 — SEA, 38-17 – W
2010 — NO, 27-30 – L
2011 — BUF, 44-7 – W
2013 — @KC, 16-17 – L
2013 — @NO, 17-49 – L
2014 — NYG, 31-21 – W
2014 — @WAS, 44-17 – W
2016 — PHI, 29-23 – W-OT
2017 — Chargers, 6-28 – L


The Cowboys have had fewer penalties than the opposition 6/12 times with Boger:
2006 — Titans: 5/55; DAL: 5/61
2006 — ATL: 8/68; DAL: 4/32
2008 — NYG: 8/65; DAL: 9/55
2009 — SEA: 6/53; DAL: 5/43
2010 — NO: 4/30; DAL: 4/19
2011 — BUF: 3/12; DAL: 8/74
2013 — KC: 10/45; DAL: 5/27
2013 — NO: 6/44; DAL: 11/82
2014 — NYG: 6/40; DAL: 6/46
2014 — WAS: 9/101; DAL: 7/48
2016 — PHI: 5/40; DAL: 11/84
2017 — Chargers: 5/56; DAL: 7/60


Boger is tied for the seventh-highest home team winning percentage in the NFL:
Brad Allen: .800
Scott Novak: .750
Alex Kemp: .667
Brad Rogers: .600
Clete Blakeman: .600
John Hussey: .500
Jerome Boger: .400
Carl Cheffers: .400
Adrian Hill: .400
Ron Torbert: .400
Bill Vinovich: .400
Craig Wrolstad: .400
Walt Anderson: .333
Shawn Smith: .333
Tony Corrente: .200
Clay Martin: .167
Shawn Hochuli: .167


Boger is tied for the second-highest percentage of home teams having fewer penalties:
Scott Novak: 1.000
Jerome Boger: .800
Clete Blakeman: .800
Shawn Hochuli: .667
John Hussey: .667
Alex Kemp: .667
Ron Torbert: .600
Bill Vinovich: .600
Tony Corrente: .600
Shawn Smith: .500
Walt Anderson: .500
Clay Martin: .500
Brad Allen: .400
Carl Cheffers: .400
Brad Rogers: .400
Adrian Hill: .200
Craig Wrolstad: .000


The Eagles are 4-5 when Boger referees their games. Here are the results:

2007 – MIA, 17-7 – W 2008 – ATL, 27-14 – W
2008 – @WAS, 3-10 – L
2009 – @SD, 23-31 – L
2011 – NE, 20-38 – L
2014 – Titans, 43-24 – W
2015 – @WAS, 23-20 – L
2016 – @DAL, 23-29 – L
2017 – NYG, 27-24 – W


Philadelphia has had fewer penalties than the opposition 4/9 times:

PHI: 4/40; MIA: 3/15
PHI: 7/70; ATL: 6/51
PHI: 3/20; WAS: 3/25
PHI: 9/70; SD: 3/31
PHI: 10/60; NE: 3/20
PHI: 9/69; Titans: 7/56
PHI: 8/72; WAS: 10/110
PHI: 5/40; DAL: 11/84
PHI: 9/103; NYG: 10/137


Boger’s games see the seventh-most sacks per game on average:
Vinovich: 7.4
Rogers: 6.6
Allen: 6.0
Hill: 5.8
Corrente: 5.4
Martin: 5.2
Boger: 5.0
Smith: 5.0
Anderson: 4.8
Kemp: 4.7
Blakeman: 4.6
Wrolstad: 4.6
Cheffers: 4.0
Hochuli: 4.0
Novak: 4.0
Hussey : 3.7
Torbert : 3.4


Boger calls the seventh-fewest offensive holding calls per game:
Torbert: 5
Cheffers: 4.8
Rogers: 4.4
Corrente: 4.4
Hochuli: 4.3
Allen: 4.2
Kemp: 3.7
Anderson: 3.5
Hill: 3.4
Blakeman: 3.4
Boger: 3.2
Novak: 3.0
Wrolstad: 3.0
Martin: 2.7
Hussey : 2.7
Smith: 2
Vinovich: 1.6

Dallas has yet to lose a challenge when Boger goes under the hood (5/5). Additionally, opponents are 0/3 on challenges, and Replay Assistant is 1/2 with just one of those verdicts benefiting the Cowboys.


The Eagles are 1/2 when challenging Boger’s calls with opponents going 2/2. Replay Assistant is 0/5 with three of those calls favoring Philadelphia.


Boger has the fifth-lowest challenge overturn rate in the NFL:
Kemp: .667 (2/3)
Novak: .571 (4/7)
Vinovich: .500 (4/8)
Hussey : .500 (3/6)
Corrente: .500 (2/4)
Anderson: .400 (2/5)
Blakeman: .400 (2/5)
Cheffers: .333 (1/3)
Allen: .286 (2/7)
Rogers: .250 (1/4)
Hochuli: .250 (1/4)
Torbert: .200 (1/5)
Boger: .143 (1/7)
Martin: .125 (1/8)
Smith: .000 (0/3)
Hill: .000 (0/4)
Wrolstad: .000 (0/4)


Boger has been challenged twice to overturn the ruling/non-ruling of pass interference and has upheld the original decision every time:
Cheffers: 1.000 (1/1)
Vinovich: .400 (2/5)
Hill: .000 (0/1)
Hussey: .000 (0/1)
Kemp: .000 (0/1)
Smith: .000 (0/1)
Boger: .000 (0/2)
Wrolstad: .000 (0/2)
Novak: .000 (0/2)
Blakeman: .000 (0/2)
Rogers: .000 (0/2)
Hochuli: .000 (0/2)
Corrente: .000 (0/2)
Allen: .000 (0/3)
Torbert: .000 (0/3)
Martin: .000 (0/6)



MISCELLANEOUS FACTS (26)

The Cowboys are tied with the Texans, 49ers, and Seahawks for the second-most first down runs in the NFL with 105.

The Cowboys’ 105 first-down runs through the first six games are actually more than they ran last year through the first six weeks (97).

The Cowboys are tied for the 15th-most yards gained on first down at 5.8.

Dallas is tied with Buffalo for the most first downs gained on first down with 40.

The Cowboys gain the most yards on second down at 8.0.

Dallas has the second-most second down conversions in the NFL with 61. Only Baltimore has more with 65.

On average, the Cowboys have 7.5 yards to go on second down, tied for the fifth-lowest in the league.

The Cowboys pass on second down 87 times, tied with the Falcons and Texans for the fifth-most in the NFL.

Eagles receivers DeSean Jackson and Nelson Agholor are tied for the fourth-most touchdowns caught on third down with two apiece.

The Cowboys and Eagles defenses are tied with the Cardinals for the 14th-most in the NFL with 14.

The Eagles are second in the NFL with 23 QB knock-downs.

The Eagles and Cowboys both are tied along with the Patriots, Broncos, and Washington for the eighth-most QB hurries in the league with 31 apiece.

The Cowboys defense is tied with the Colts for the sixth-fewest blitzes this year with 48.

Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham is tied with Cameron Jordan and Preston Smith for the second-most third down sacks in the league with 4.0.

Graham is tied for the seventh-highest tackles for loss in the NFL with six.

Graham is tied with Marcus Davenport for the sixth-highest quarterback hurries in the NFL with 10.

Eagles defensive end Derek Barnett has produced the fourth-most QB knockdowns with seven.

Cowboys defensive end Robert Quinn is tied for the eighth-most sacks in the league with 5.0.

Philadelphia linebacker Nathan Gerry is 1/15 defensive players so far to have recorded a pick-six.

The Eagles defense has the 13th-highest opposing passer rating in the NFL at 94.5.

The Cowboys defense is smack in the middle in terms of opposing passer rating at 90.0.

The Eagles defense has surrendered the second-lowest rushing yards in the NFL at 3.3.

The Dallas defense is tied with the Patriots, Giants, and Titans for the 12th-lowest yards per carry surrendered in the league at 4.2.


The Cowboys are 4-3 on Oct. 20. Here are the results:
1963 – @NYG, 21-37 – L
1968 – @MIN, 20-7 – W
1974 – PHI, 31-24 – W
1985 – @PHI, 14-16 – L
1996 – ATL, 32-28 – W
2002 – @CRD, 6-9 – L-OT
2013 – @PHI, 17-3 – W


The Eagles are 4-6 on Oct. 20. Here are the results:
1940 – WAS, 17-34 – L
1946 – @CHI, 14-21 – L
1957 – CLE, 17-7 – W
1963 – @CLE, 7-37 – L
1968 – CHI, 16-29 – L
1974 – @DAL, 24-31 – L
1985 – DAL, 16-14 – W
1996 – MIA, 35-28 – W
2002 – TB, 20-10 – W
2013 – DAL, 3-17 – L


The Cowboys have three birthdays to celebrate on Oct. 20:
1962 – Ray Childress, DT, 1996
1964 – Manny Hendrix, CB, 1986-91
1965 – Chad Hennings, DT, 1992-2000
1972 – Dexter Coakley, LB, 1997-2004
1988 – Mario Butler, CB, 2012