Coach Doug Pederson challenged the ruling, which was then changed to a fumble with one very important caveat: The Cowboys kept the ball because there was no clear evidence that the Eagles had recovered.
"We know that, you know, you play these types of games, it's a full 60 minute game, it's a battle every time you play the Cowboys, you play any of our NFC East opponents, and so having guys that have been involved with games like this before, from a leadership standpoint does help", said Pederson.
The Eagles safety forced a fumble at the Cowboys' 18-yard line after hitting Jourdan Lewis, who had fielded Jake Elliott's opening kickoff. The officials originally ruled that Lewis was down by contact. The review didn't go Philadelphia's way because the officials claimed there was no "clear recovery" of the football.
"That was a pretty awful call", he told reporters, via ESPN.com.
The Philadelphia Eagles' push for division supremacy abruptly ended inside Jerry's World on Sunday, as familiar issues finally toppled them from the high wire. The New York Giants stayed the course at No. 22, while the Redskins dropped all the way to the 25th spot. Linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill emerged from the pile with the ball. Regardless, the Eagles have managed to put themselves in a position to play a game for first place in December.
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However, Pep Guardiola's men missed the injured Sergio Aguero up front as Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane wasted early chances. Maybe he deserved to score and I think he's a very good option [in that position]. "I am happy to be on the scoresheet".
A high-scoring fourth quarter saw the Eagles come back from 9-6 down to tie the game to 23 and force into overtime, when Amari Cooper's third touchdown of the game secured a 29-23 win for the Cowboys.
Grugier-Hill's comments may be long forgotten by the time the ball is kicked off in Dallas on Sunday.
Cooper finished the game with a ridiculous 10 catches for 217 yards and three touchdowns.
Right now, the Eagles (6-7) are outside of the top six NFC teams to make the playoffs.