Cowboys outlast Eagles in wild, wacky game

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image none"><span>none</span></div><span class="caption-text">Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Asante Samuel runs for a gain after intercepting a pass from Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Irving, Texas, Monday, Sept. 15, 2008. &#40;AP Photo&#47;Tim Sharp&#41;</span></div>
September 15, 2008 9:45:11 PM PDT
Terrell Owens caught the long pass in stride, cruised into the end zone and began showing off. With a shimmy in the direction of the Philadelphia Eagles, then some arm-flapping like he used to do when he scored for them, the final Monday night game at Texas Stadium was off to a wild start.

And it kept going from there with the Cowboys getting the last of seven lead changes for a 41-37 victory.

The wackiness included Tony Romo following one flub with another, leading to Philadelphia touchdowns 14 seconds apart; Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson losing an apparent touchdown because he flicked the ball away in celebration before he actually scored; and, ultimately, there was Donovan McNabb and Brian Westbrook wasting great performances by fumbling a fourth-quarter handoff exchange.

Romo led a crisp drive that was capped by Marion Barber's 1-yard touchdown run, lifting the Cowboys to a victory that certainly will be remembered by anyone who saw it.

For anyone who didn't, think back to Romo's great escape in Buffalo on a Monday night last year, or to Romo's playoff goof in Seattle two years ago, or McNabb's great escape on a scramble three years ago or even Leon Lett's premature touchdown celebration in the January 1993 Super Bowl. This game had plays reminiscent of all those.


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