In perhaps the best case yet for full-season flex scheduling, the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Dallas Cowboys 23-9 on Sunday.
In a game set up for Carson Wentz to get things right against the Cowboys’ 27th-ranked defense, the Eagles instead survived a mistake-laden night from their struggling quarterback.
Wentz turned the ball over four times but added a pair of touchdown passes to beat a Cowboys team that failed to find the end zone.
While Wentz upped his league-leading turnover tally to 15, the Cowboys struggled to move the ball at all with third-string rookie quarterback Ben DiNucci. DiNucci played like a seventh-round rookie making his unexpected NFL debut.
Otherwise, as expected.
Wentz’s four turnovers against a Dallas defense that entered the night with a league-worst three takeaways for the entire season were not. Even amid an ugly season playing behind a battered and injured offensive line.
With the win, the Eagles improve to 3-4-1 which is good enough to retain sole possession of first place in the NFC East. But the result did little to quell concerns around a franchise quarterback whose play would have gotten a lot of less-pedigreed quarterbacks benched by now.
For the Cowboys, it was another abysmal effort in a season that flown completely off the rails.
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