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Eagles... 10 Cowboys... 6

December 17, 2007|From the Associated Press

IRVING, Texas -- Tony Romo's latest A-list girlfriend and his parents came to Texas Stadium to see the Dallas Cowboys play their final home game before the playoffs. They were treated to Donovan McNabb and the Philadelphia Eagles beginning their last-gasp bid to get into the playoffs too.

McNabb wasn't his old self, but he was good enough -- and certainly better than the out-of-whack and possibly injured Romo, leading the Eagles past the Cowboys, 10-6.

Philadelphia (6-8) could have won by more, but Brian Westbrook broke free for a 24-yard run with a little more than two minutes left. Instead of sprinting into the end zone, he stopped at the one. Dallas (12-2) was out of timeouts, so the Eagles were able to take a knee on three straight plays rather than take any chances.

Romo started 0 for 6 passing and wasn't doing much better when he injured his throwing hand in the third quarter.

McNabb was 23 for 41 for 208 yards and a touchdown, but he didn't control the game. He was sacked four times and converted on five of 16 third downs, several failures on third-and-short.

Quoteworthy: "Maybe this is good for us -- a gut check." -- Terrell Owens, Cowboys receiver

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