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TBT: After Struggling For Most of Game, Dak Leads Cowboys Past Eagles in OT

Enjoying a five-game winning streak, the Cowboys were riding high heading into a Sunday night matchup with the Eagles. Rookie quarterback Dak Prescott, paired with fellow rookie Ezekiel Elliott, were taking the NFL by storm.

But on this night, Dak and the offense waited for the final two drives of the game to get fully clicking. Fortunately, for the Cowboys, it was better late than never.

The Cowboys were getting close to falling behind by two scores midway through the fourth quarter, but a clutch third-down tackle by Sean Lee, kept the Eagles in front by a touchdown, and gave the ball back to Dak with a chance to tie the game.

While he needed 90 yards to the end zone, the rookie calmly went to work and engineered a 12-play drive that ended with a 22-yard touchdown to Dez Bryant to tie the score at 23.

Then in overtime, Dak and the Cowboys made sure the Eagles never touched the ball. Thanks to a big fourth-down conversion, the offense moved the ball to the 5, where Prescott avoided a sack and found Jason Witten in the end zone for the touchdown, giving the Cowboys the 29-23 win.

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