1972-Week 1 Eagles@Cowboys

INURY REPORT: Lee Roy Jordan and Ron Porter both suffered injuries’

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Week 1
Sunday, September 17, 1972

~ 1st Quarter ~

DAL – 15:00 – ( 0 – 0 ) – Here’s Toni Fritsch with the kick off … … a lot of leg behind this one … … … as it sails out of the back of the endzone for a touchback … the Eagles will scrimmage from their 20 yard line.

PHI – 14:30 – ( 0 – 0 ) – It’s 1st and 10 … the Eagles with 0 yards rushing so far … John Reaves takes the snap … and gives it to Ron “Po” James … he bounces to the outside … reverses direction … leaps over a tackle and is spilled to the turf … … that’s a pickup of 2 yards … it’s 2nd and 8 from the Philadelphia 22 yard line.

PHI – 14:00 – ( 0 – 0 ) – John Reaves takes the snap … and gives it to Ron “Po” James … he gets around the corner … tiptoeing down the sideline … and now he’s drilled out of bounds … a pickup of 4 yards … Philadelphia is looking at 3rd and 4 from their own 26.

PHI – 13:30 – ( 0 – 0 ) – It’s 3rd and 4 and the Eagles are 0 for 0 on third down … John Reaves fakes the hand-off … lobs it to Tony Baker … and he’s flattened at the Philadelphia 33 yard line … that’s a small pickup of 7 yards … it’s 1st and 10 from the Philadelphia 33.

PHI – 13:00 – ( 0 – 0 ) – 13:30 left in the 1st Quarter … still a long way to go … but the Eagles are looking to take the lead … John Reaves hands it to Larry Watkins … he takes it right up the middle … and he’s wrestled to the ground … no gain … it’s 2nd and 10 from the Philadelphia 33 yard line.

PHI – 12:30 – ( 0 – 0 ) – John Reaves dumps it to Harold Carmichael … the Cowboys are on him like bears to honey at the Philadelphia 38 yard line … it’s only a gain of 5 yards … Philadelphia is looking at 3rd and 5 from their own 38.

PHI – 12:15 – ( 0 – 0 ) – It’s 3rd and 5 and the Eagles are 1 for 1 on third down … the Cowboys have everyone up on the line … now they drop eight of them back … John Reaves takes the snap and rolls to his left … … low throw … Harold Jackson drops to one knee … and short hops it … and it’s incomplete … … the Eagles now face a 4th and 5 from the Philadelphia 38.

PHI – 12:15 – ( 0 – 0 ) – Philadelphia is set in punt formation … … Bill Bradley takes the snap … and gets the punt away … … …

DAL – 12:00 – ( 0 – 0 ) – Cliff Harris … calls for the fair catch … and Dallas will start 1st and 10 from their own 28 yard line.

DAL – 11:45 – ( 0 – 0 ) – The Cowboys are assessed a 10 yard penalty (Blocking Below the Waist). It’s now 1st and 20 from the Dallas 18 yard line.

DAL – 11:15 – ( 0 – 0 ) – Craig Morton from Pistol Formation … takes the snap … and gives it to Calvin Hill … WITH A BIG HOLE … he barrel’s through the line … breaks a tackle … cuts to his left … TACKLED FROM BEHIND … a great pickup of 18 yards … it’s 2nd and 2 from the Dallas 36 yard line.

DAL – 10:45 – ( 0 – 0 ) – Craig Morton takes the snap … he will carry it himself … and Philadelphia is all over him … … that will be a loss of -5 yards … Dallas is looking at 3rd and 7 from their own 31.

DAL – 10:30 – ( 0 – 0 ) – It’s 3rd and 7 and Dallas is 0 for 0 on third down … Craig Morton looks up at the play-clock … takes the snap … and throws to Ron Sellers … and it bounces a foot short … incomplete … … the Cowboys now face a 4th and 7 from the Dallas 31.

DAL – 10:30 – ( 0 – 0 ) – Dallas is set in punt formation … … Marv Bateman takes the snap … and gets the punt away … … …

PHI – 10:10 – ( 0 – 0 ) – Bill Bradley returns the punt -19 yards … and it’s fumbled at the Philadelphia 17 yard line … Larry Watkins recovers the fumble for Philadelphia … and returns it -6 yards to the Philadelphia 11 yard line.

PHI – 09:40 – ( 0 – 0 ) – Cowboys shuffling at the line … they’ve given up 6 yards on the ground so far … John Reaves takes the snap … and gives it to Larry Watkins … he punches his way forward … spins off a hit … and now pulled down … that’s a small gain of 4 yards on the play … it’s 2nd and 6 from the Philadelphia 15 yard line.

PHI – 09:10 – ( 0 – 0 ) – Cowboys shuffling at the line … they’ve given up 10 yards on the ground so far … John Reaves takes the snap … and gives it to Ron “Po” James … he punches his way forward … spins off a hit … and now pulled down … that’s a small gain of 3 yards on the play … Philadelphia is looking at 3rd and 3 from their own 18.

PHI – 08:40 – ( 0 – 0 ) – There’s 09:10 left in the 1st Quarter … the Eagles are 1 for 2 on third down … John Reaves takes the snap … hands it to Ron “Po” James … barges his way past the line of scrimmage … and now his legs are cut-out from underneath him … a gain of 6 yards on the play … it’s 1st and 10 from the Philadelphia 24.

PHI – 08:10 – ( 0 – 0 ) – John Reaves takes the snap … hands it to Larry Watkins … he runs right … darts inside … and meets a freight train coming the other way … … he took a hard hit … but pops right back up … a gain of 3 yards on the play … it’s 2nd and 7 from the Philadelphia 27 yard line.

PHI – 07:40 – ( 0 – 0 ) – Philadelphia with a double tight end Formation … John Reaves hands it to Larry Watkins … and he’s quickly wrestled to the ground … the Cowboys with relentless pressure … no gain … Philadelphia is looking at 3rd and 7 from their own 27.

PHI – 07:25 – ( 0 – 0 ) – It’s 3rd and 7 and Philadelphia is 2 for 3 on third down … John Reaves … throws to Ben Hawkins … and it’s incomplete … … batted down at the line of scrimmage by Dallas … … the Eagles now face a 4th and 7 from the Philadelphia 27.

PHI – 07:25 – ( 0 – 0 ) – Philadelphia is set in punt formation … … Bill Bradley takes the snap … and gets the punt away … … …

DAL – 07:10 – ( 0 – 0 ) – Cliff Harris fields it at the Dallas 25 … and returns the punt 4 yards … to the Dallas 29 yard line.

DAL – 06:40 – ( 0 – 0 ) – Craig Morton throws short to Billy Parks at the Dallas 37 … he trudges ahead … and he’s nailed at the Philadelphia 46 yard line … a pickup of 25 yards … a new set of downs … as it’s 1st and 10 from the Philadelphia 46.

DAL – 06:20 – ( 0 – 0 ) – The Eagles are assessed a 5 yard penalty (Encroachment). It’s now 1st and 5 from the Philadelphia 41 yard line.

DAL – 05:50 – ( 0 – 0 ) – Dallas is running it on 1st Down … and Philadelphia has everyone up on the line … Craig Morton gives it to Calvin Hill … and he’s swallowed up at the line of scrimmage … the Eagles hold him to no gain … that sets up a 2nd and 5 from the Philadelphia 41.

DAL – 05:20 – ( 0 – 0 ) – The Eagles have given up 13 yards on the ground thus far … and they’re being tested here … as Craig Morton hands it off to Calvin Hill … he follows his left guard … and he’s tackled right at the line of scrimmage … no gain on the play … it’s now 3rd and 5 from the Philadelphia 41.

DAL – 04:50 – ( 0 – 0 ) – It’s 3rd and 5 and the Cowboys are 0 for 1 on third down … Craig Morton lofts it to Lance Alworth at the Philadelphia 33 … he reverses field … and is tripped up at the Philadelphia 32 yard line … a gain of 9 yards … a new set of downs … as it’s 1st and 10 from the Philadelphia 32.

DAL – 04:35 – ( 0 – 0 ) – Craig Morton airs it out … left sideline … Walt Garrison leaps and pulls it in … and now he’s tackled at the Philadelphia 22 yard line … a pickup of 10 yards … a new set of downs … as it’s 1st and 10 from the Philadelphia 22.

DAL – 04:18 – ( 0 – 6 ) – Craig Morton takes the snap … hands it to Walt Garrison … runs off-tackle … hit … but keeps going … … STILL GOING … AND INTO THE END ZONE !!! … a 22-yard touchdown.

DAL – 04:18 – ( 0 – 7 ) – … and Toni Fritsch’s point after is good !!

DAL – 04:18 – ( 0 – 7 ) – Toni Fritsch with the kick off … … … and the Eagles will field it … at the Philadelphia 4 …

DAL – 04:03 – ( 0 – 7 ) – Albert Nelson returns the kick-off 20 yards … and the ball is fumbled at the Philadelphia 24 yard line … Bill Gregory recovers the fumble for Dallas … and returns it zero yards to the 24 yard line.

DAL – 03:33 – ( 0 – 7 ) – Dallas with 35 yards on the ground so far … Craig Morton takes the snap … and gives it to Walt Garrison … feeling his way as he moves forward … sidesteps a hit … and now he’s caught and flung out of bounds … that’s a pickup of 2 yards … that sets up a 2nd and 8 from the Philadelphia 22.

DAL – 03:03 – ( 0 – 7 ) – There’s 03:33 left in the 1st Quarter … Craig Morton backs from center into the shotgun … takes the snap … and gives it to Calvin Hill … he carries it off-tackle … left side … now lunges forward as he’s caught from behind … a gain of 2 yards … it’s now 3rd and 6 from the Philadelphia 20.

DAL – 02:48 – ( 0 – 7 ) – It’s 3rd and 6 and the Cowboys are 1 for 2 on third down … Craig Morton sidesteps a hit … and throws to Mike Ditka … down the sideline … AND IT’S … OUT OF BOUNDS … INCOMPLETE … … the Cowboys now face a 4th and 6 from the Philadelphia 20.

DAL – 02:33 – ( 0 – 7 ) – From the 20 … the football will be spotted at the Philadelphia 27 yard line and the Cowboys are looking at a 27 yard field goal attempt … … … and here’s Toni Fritsch with the kick … … it’s got the distance … … NO GOOD !! … wide to the right … … the Cowboys fail to widen their lead … the score remains … Dallas 7 … and Philadelphia 0 … the Eagles will now scrimmage at their 20.

PHI – 02:03 – ( 0 – 7 ) – John Reaves … feeling the heat … and he’s off and running … … and he wisely steps out of bounds … John Reaves scrambles for 6 yards … it’s 2nd and 4 from the Philadelphia 26 yard line.

PHI – 01:33 – ( 0 – 7 ) – There’s 02:03 left in the 1st Quarter … John Reaves takes the snap from under center … and gives it to Larry Watkins … he bobbles the football … and now he’s crushed by an avalanche of Cowboys linemen … that will be a loss of -3 yards … Philadelphia is looking at 3rd and 7 from their own 23.

PHI – 01:18 – ( 0 – 7 ) – It’s 3rd and 7 and the Eagles are 2 for 4 on third down … John Reaves fakes the hand-off … quick toss to Harold Jackson at the Philadelphia 26 … trying to get to the outside … and he’s pulled down at the Philadelphia 33 yard line … a gain of 10 yards … it’s 1st and 10 from the Philadelphia 33.

PHI – 01:03 – ( 0 – 7 ) – John Reaves … with three wide outs … takes the snap and drops back … … throws to Harold Jackson … and it’s batted away … incomplete … … it’s 2nd and 10 from the Philadelphia 33 yard line.

PHI – 00:33 – ( 0 – 7 ) – The Cowboys have given up 22 yards in passing so far … John Reaves scans the secondary … takes the snap … and finds Harold Carmichael at the Philadelphia 44 … and Harold Carmichael is brought down at the Dallas 48 yard line … a pickup of 19 yards … a new set of downs … as it’s 1st and 10 from the Dallas 48.

PHI – 00:03 – ( 0 – 7 ) – There’s 00:33 left in the 1st Quarter … John Reaves takes the snap … and gives it to Ron “Po” James … quickly over the line of scrimmage … leaps a tackle … but loses his footing and is hauled down … a pickup of 12 yards … and that will move the chains … as it’s 1st and 10 from the Dallas 36.

PHI – 00:00 – ( 0 – 7 ) – 1st and 10 … John Reaves takes the snap … and gives it to Ron “Po” James … he lowers his shoulder as he hits the line … and he’s brought down … that’s a pickup of 5 yards … that sets up a 2nd and 5 from the Dallas 31.

~ 2nd Quarter ~

PHI – 14:30 – ( 0 – 7 ) – The Cowboys are playing run … John Reaves takes the snap … and gives it to Ron “Po” James … he tries going outside … AND HE’S SMOKED BEHIND THE LINE … that’s a loss of -1 yard … it’s now 3rd and 6 from the Dallas 32.

DAL – 14:15 – ( 0 – 7 ) – John Reaves drops back to pass … pressure from the outside … and the football is batted out of John Reaves’s hand … that’s a fumble … Dave Edwards recovers the fumble for Dallas … and returns it zero yards to the 45 yard line.

DAL – 13:45 – ( 0 – 7 ) – We’ve got … 14:15 left in the 2nd Quarter … Craig Morton from the shotgun … takes the snap … and gives it to Calvin Hill … gets around the right corner … down the sideline … and sent head over heels out of bounds … a nice pickup of 6 yards … that sets up a 2nd and 4 from the Philadelphia 49.

DAL – 13:05 – ( 0 – 13 ) – Craig Morton takes the snap … hands it to Calvin Hill … taking it wide right … hit but stays in bounds … … down the sideline … cuts to the middle … and leaves his pursuer in the dust … a 49-yard touchdown.

DAL – 13:05 – ( 0 – 14 ) – … and Toni Fritsch’s point after is good !!

DAL – 13:05 – ( 0 – 14 ) – Dallas with the kick … Toni Fritsch sends this one deep … and the Eagles will play it … about 6 yards into their endzone …

PHI – 13:05 – ( 0 – 14 ) – Albert Nelson will not return it from the endzone … they’ll scrimmage the football at their own 20 … and they start there, first down and 10 yards to go.

PHI – 12:35 – ( 0 – 14 ) – John Reaves sets up in Pistol Formation … shovels it to Ron “Po” James behind the line … and he’s brought down at the Philadelphia 27 yard line … that’s a small pickup of 7 yards … it’s 2nd and 3 from the Philadelphia 27 yard line.

PHI – 12:05 – ( 0 – 14 ) – The Eagles have passed for 48 yards so far … John Reaves with a short toss to Tom Bailey … and he’s immediately wrapped up at the Philadelphia 29 yard line … that’s a small pickup of 2 yards … Philadelphia is looking at 3rd and 1 from their own 29.

PHI – 11:35 – ( 0 – 14 ) – It’s 3rd and 1 … the Eagles are 3 for 6 on third down … John Reaves takes the snap … hands it to Ron “Po” James … he tries the middle of the line … bounces off … veers left … and now he’s chopped to his knees … that’s a 1 yard gain … it’s 1st and 10 from the Philadelphia 30.

PHI – 11:05 – ( 0 – 14 ) – It’s 1st and 10 … the Eagles with 42 yards rushing so far … John Reaves takes the snap … and gives it to Thomas Sullivan … he’ll try the middle … NOWHERE TO GO … his front line just parted like the Red Sea … that will be a loss of -1 yard … it’s 2nd and 11 from the Philadelphia 29 yard line.

PHI – 10:50 – ( 0 – 14 ) – Dallas 14 … Philadelphia 0 here in the 2nd Quarter … John Reaves … takes the snap … and steps back in the pocket … throwing short … … and Thomas Sullivan is well defended and can’t come up with it … it’s incomplete … … Philadelphia is looking at 3rd and 11 from their own 29.

PHI – 10:20 – ( 0 – 14 ) – John Reaves … running from the pocket … NO … BILL GREGORY HAULS HIM DOWN !! … and that’s a loss of 6 yards … that is Dallas’s 1st sack of the game … the Eagles now face a 4th and 17 from the Philadelphia 23.

PHI – 10:20 – ( 0 – 14 ) – Philadelphia is set in punt formation … … Bill Bradley takes the snap … and gets the punt away … … …

DAL – 10:05 – ( 0 – 14 ) – Cliff Harris fields it at the Dallas 35 … and returns the punt -5 yards … to the Dallas 30 yard line.

DAL – 09:35 – ( 0 – 14 ) – Craig Morton … throws to Lance Alworth … at the sideline … CAUGHT … and banged out of bounds at the Dallas 49 yard line … a gain of 19 yards … it’s 1st and 10 from the Dallas 49.

DAL – 09:05 – ( 0 – 14 ) – The Cowboys are in the shotgun … Craig Morton checks the play-clock … takes the snap … throws downfield … Ron Sellers with a diving grab … and he’s downed immediately at the Philadelphia 37 yard line … a pickup of 14 yards … a new set of downs … as it’s 1st and 10 from the Philadelphia 37.

DAL – 08:50 – ( 0 – 14 ) – Dallas 14 … Philadelphia 0 … 09:05 left in the 2nd Quarter … Craig Morton gives it to Calvin Hill … veering towards the sideline … and he takes a hard hit … knocking him out of bounds… no gain on the play … that sets up a 2nd and 10 from the Philadelphia 37.

DAL – 08:20 – ( 0 – 14 ) – Craig Morton takes the snap … and gives it to Walt Garrison … he takes it straight ahead … and is mowed down by a sea of Eagles after a pickup of 3 yards … it’s now 3rd and 7 from the Philadelphia 34.

DAL – 08:05 – ( 0 – 14 ) – The Eagles are assessed a 15 yard penalty (Roughing the Passer) … and it’s an automatic 1st down for the Cowboys. It’s now 1st and 10 from the Philadelphia 19 yard line.

DAL – 07:35 – ( 0 – 14 ) – Philadelphia with a heavy pass rush … Craig Morton with a quick dump-off … behind the line of scrimmage to Walt Garrison … he’s got it … and he’s immediately swarmed by the Eagles … … great defensive coverage by the Eagles on that play … it’s a loss of -3 yards … that sets up a 2nd and 13 from the Philadelphia 22.

DAL – 07:05 – ( 0 – 14 ) – Craig Morton takes the snap … and gives it to Calvin Hill … lugging the pigskin … past the line of scrimmage … pivots inside … and now he’s tackled after a decent gain of 8 yards … it’s now 3rd and 5 from the Philadelphia 14.

DAL – 06:50 – ( 0 – 14 ) – The Eagles are assessed a 7 yard penalty (Roughing the Passer) … and it’s an automatic 1st down for the Cowboys. It’s now 1st and 10 from the Philadelphia 7 yard line.

DAL – 06:20 – ( 0 – 14 ) – The Cowboys are set in Pistol Formation … Craig Morton hands it to Calvin Hill … he’s protecting the football … hits the line … REPULSED !!! … stopped cold by the Eagles for no gain … it’s now 2nd and goal from the Philadelphia 7.

DAL – 05:50 – ( 0 – 14 ) – 2nd and 7 … the Cowboys set up in the shotgun … Craig Morton takes the snap … and gives it to Calvin Hill … he breaks through the line … hit and jarred sideways … and now tackled … a pickup of 6 yards … it’s now 3rd and goal from the Philadelphia 1.

DAL – 05:35 – ( 0 – 20 ) – Craig Morton takes the snap … gives it to Calvin Hill … taking it wide right … at the corner … HE DIVES … JUST INSIDE THE PYLON !!! … a 1-yard touchdown.

DAL – 05:35 – ( 0 – 21 ) – … and Toni Fritsch’s point after is good !!

DAL – 05:22 – ( 0 – 21 ) – The Cowboys are assessed a 5 yard penalty (Illegal Kickoff). That places the football back to the Dallas 35 yard line.

DAL – 05:22 – ( 0 – 21 ) – Toni Fritsch with the kick off … … … and the Eagles will field it … at the Philadelphia 36 …

PHI – 05:02 – ( 0 – 21 ) – Gary Pettigrew returns the kick off 35 yards … to the Dallas 29 yard line.

PHI – 05:02 – ( 0 – 21 ) – The Eagles are assessed a 15 yard penalty (Personal Foul). That moves the football back to the Dallas 44 yard line.

PHI – 04:32 – ( 0 – 21 ) – John Reaves … with three wide outs to the left … short pass to Tom Bailey … and the Cowboys are all over it … limiting it to a gain of 5 yards … that sets up a 2nd and 5 from the Dallas 39.

PHI – 04:14 – ( 0 – 21 ) – The Eagles are set in the shotgun … John Reaves … floats it out to Harold Jackson … and he makes the catch … and he’s quickly wrapped up and brought down at the Dallas 17 yard line … a gain of 22 yards … a new set of downs … as it’s 1st and 10 from the Dallas 17.

PHI – 03:34 – ( 0 – 21 ) – John Reaves is in Pistol Formation … shovel pass to Ben Hawkins at the Dallas 16 … gets by the first wave … but now he’s tackled at the Dallas 8 yard line … a gain of 9 yards … that sets up a 2nd and 1 from the Dallas 8.

PHI – 03:04 – ( 0 – 21 ) – It’s 2nd and 1 … the Eagles break the huddle and come to the line … they’ve got 86 yards in passing so far … but they’re taking to the ground here … John Reaves takes the snap … and gives it to Ron “Po” James … following his right guard … and now he’s yanked to the turf … that’s a gain of 5 yards … it’s now 1st and goal from the Dallas 3.

PHI – 02:34 – ( 0 – 21 ) – John Reaves takes the snap … and gives it to Ron “Po” James … he carries it up the middle … now shifting to his right … keeps chugging away with a Cowboys player clinging to his hip … and now downed … limited to a 1 yard gain on the play … it’s now 2nd and goal from the Dallas 2.

PHI – 02:00 – ( 0 – 21 ) – The Eagles come set … they’re in shotgun Formation … now they send a man in motion … John Reaves hands it off to Larry Watkins … banging his way forward … now he’s wrestled to the ground … the Cowboys simply took away his time and space … no gain on the play … it’s now 3rd and goal from the Dallas 2.

02:00 – TWO MINUTE WARNING

PHI – 01:30 – ( 0 – 21 ) – John Reaves stands under center … takes the snap … and gives it to Ron “Po” James … he tries the right side … NOTHING THERE BUT COWBOYS … SIMPLY NO ROOM TO MANEUVER ON THAT PLAY … no gain … and Ron “Po” James kicks the dirt … in apparent disgust … it’s now 4th and goal from the Dallas 2.

PHI – 01:15 – ( 3 – 21 ) – From the 2 … the football will be spotted at the Dallas 9 yard line and the Eagles are looking at a 9 yard field goal attempt … … … and here is Tom Dempsey’s field goal from 9 yards … … IT’S THROUGH THE UPRIGHTS … and the Eagles cut into the Cowboys lead … it’s now 21-3 for Dallas.

PHI – 01:15 – ( 3 – 21 ) – The Eagles kick it off … … and Tom Dempsey sends a high, high kick … and the Cowboys will field it … about 4 yards into their endzone …

DAL – 01:00 – ( 3 – 21 ) – Charlie Waters is snowed under in the endzone … no safety occurs as he never left the endzone … Dallas will scrimmage from their 20.

DAL – 00:30 – ( 3 – 21 ) – Dallas with a man in motion … there’s 01:00 left in the 2nd Quarter … Craig Morton takes the snap … and gives it to Calvin Hill … scoots through the Eagles line untouched … putting it into another gear … and now his legs are cut out from underneath him … a pickup of 22 yards … it’s 1st and 10 from the Dallas 42.

DAL – 00:15 – ( 3 – 21 ) – Craig Morton … throws to Ron Sellers … and it’s incomplete … … too much mustard on Craig Morton’s throw … as it bounced off Ron Sellers’s chest … … it’s 2nd and 10 from the Dallas 42 yard line.

DAL – 00:00 – ( 3 – 21 ) – Craig Morton … throws to Lance Alworth … and it’s incomplete … … too much mustard on Craig Morton’s throw … as it bounced off Lance Alworth’s chest … … Dallas is looking at 3rd and 10 from their own 42.

Time has run out … that’s the end of the 1st Half … both teams head to their locker rooms … with the score … the Dallas Cowboys 21 … and the Philadelphia Eagles 3.

~ 3rd Quarter ~

The Cowboys kicked off to begin the game … now the Eagles will kick off to begin the second half …

PHI – 15:00 – ( 3 – 21 ) – The Eagles kick it off … … and Tom Dempsey sends a high, high kick … and the Cowboys will field it … about 4 yards into their endzone …

DAL – 14:45 – ( 3 – 21 ) – Cliff Harris returns the kick off 7 yards … to the Dallas 3 yard line.

DAL – 14:15 – ( 3 – 21 ) – It’s 1st and 10 … the Cowboys quickly break the huddle and come to the line … they’ve got 74 yards in passing so far … but they’re taking to the ground here … Craig Morton takes the snap … and gives it to Walt Garrison … he veers to the outside … and is finally wrestled down … that’s a gain of 9 yards … it’s 2nd and 1 from the Dallas 12 yard line.

DAL – 13:45 – ( 3 – 21 ) – We have 14:15 left in the 3rd Quarter … Craig Morton takes the snap … hands it to Walt Garrison … he runs left … darts inside … hit hard and brought down … … he picked up enough to move the chains … a gain of 5 yards on the play … it’s 1st and 10 from the Dallas 17.

DAL – 13:30 – ( 3 – 21 ) – The Eagles are assessed a 5 yard penalty (Holding) … and an automatic 1st down comes with it. It’s now 1st and 10 for the Cowboys from their own 22 yard line.

DAL – 13:00 – ( 3 – 21 ) – Craig Morton takes the snap … turns and gives it to Calvin Hill … running right … and he slips and falls … and the Eagles are quickly there to touch him down … no gain … and Calvin Hill slaps his helmet … clearly not happy with himself … it’s 2nd and 10 from the Dallas 22 yard line.

DAL – 12:45 – ( 3 – 21 ) – The Eagles are assessed a 5 yard penalty (Illegal Contact) … and an automatic 1st down comes with it. It’s now 1st and 10 for the Cowboys from their own 27 yard line.

DAL – 12:30 – ( 3 – 21 ) – It’s 1st and 10 … Craig Morton … pump fake … now he throws to Bob Hayes … and it’s incomplete … … the Eagles looked like they KNEW what was coming … … it’s 2nd and 10 from the Dallas 27 yard line.

DAL – 12:00 – ( 3 – 21 ) – The Cowboys have run the ball 19 times and they’re running here … from the shotgun … Craig Morton takes the snap … and gives it to Walt Garrison … he avoids a tackle … but the Eagles are all over him … a 1 yard gain … Dallas is looking at 3rd and 9 from their own 28.

DAL – 11:50 – ( 3 – 21 ) – Craig Morton … complete to Ron Sellers … 59 yards on the play … he breaks the tackle … and fumbles the football … at the Philadelphia 13 yard line … … the ball rolls 0 zero yards … and goes out of bounds on the sideline … last controlled by Dallas … … it’s 1st and 10 from the Philadelphia 13.

DAL – 11:20 – ( 3 – 21 ) – We have 11:50 left in the 3rd Quarter … Craig Morton takes the snap … hands it to Calvin Hill … he runs left … darts inside … moving ahead … now he’s hit and dropped … a gain of 6 yards on the play … that sets up a 2nd and 4 from the Philadelphia 7.

DAL – 10:50 – ( 3 – 21 ) – Craig Morton takes the snap … and gives it to Calvin Hill … running behind the right guard … held up by the Philadelphia defensive line … and now hauled down from behind … a 1 yard gain … it’s now 3rd and 3 from the Philadelphia 6.

DAL – 10:20 – ( 3 – 21 ) – Craig Morton … getting flushed out of the pocket … and he’s sacked by Don Hultz … and that’s a loss of 5 yards … that is Philadelphia’s 1st sack of the game … Philadelphia’s relentless pressure forces a 4th and 8 from the Philadelphia 11.

DAL – 10:05 – ( 3 – 24 ) – From the 11 … the football will be spotted at the Philadelphia 18 yard line and the Cowboys are looking at a 18 yard field goal attempt … … … and Toni Fritsch’s field goal from 18 yards … … HAS THE DISTANCE … … AND JUST SQUEEZES INSIDE THE RIGHT UPRIGHT … IT’S GOOD !!! … and that will extend the Cowboys lead … it’s now 24-3 for Dallas.

DAL – 10:05 – ( 3 – 24 ) – Here’s Toni Fritsch with the kick off … … a lot of leg behind this one … … … as it sails out of the back of the endzone for a touchback … the Eagles will scrimmage from their 20 yard line.

PHI – 09:35 – ( 3 – 24 ) – John Reaves … looking for an open man … and Bob Lilly just came out of nowhere and drilled him … and that’s a loss of 9 yards … that is Dallas’s 2nd sack of the game … that sack by Bob Lilly makes it … 2nd and 19 from the Philadelphia 11 yard line.

PHI – 08:55 – ( 3 – 24 ) – There’s 09:35 left in the 3rd Quarter … John Reaves takes the snap … and gives it to Ron “Po” James … runs right … slips … regains his balance … and now smacked to the turf … behind the line of scrimmage … that’s a loss of -2 yards … Philadelphia is looking at 3rd and 21 from their own 9.

PHI – 08:40 – ( 3 – 24 ) – It’s 3rd and 21 and the Eagles are 4 for 9 on third down … John Reaves … throws to Harold Jackson … AND IT’S JUST OUT OF REACH … incomplete … … the Eagles now face a 4th and 21 from the Philadelphia 9.

PHI – 08:40 – ( 3 – 24 ) – Philadelphia is set in punt formation … … Bill Bradley takes the snap … … and just got the punt away … … …

DAL – 08:25 – ( 3 – 24 ) – Cliff Harris fields it at the Philadelphia 48 … and returns the punt 0 yards … to the Philadelphia 48 yard line.

DAL – 07:55 – ( 3 – 24 ) – There’s 08:25 left in the 3rd Quarter … Craig Morton takes the snap from under center … and gives it to Mike Montgomery … he goes to the right … and he loses his footing … and disappears under a swarm of Eagles … that will be a loss of -4 yards … it’s 2nd and 14 from the Dallas 48 yard line.

DAL – 07:25 – ( 3 – 24 ) – Shotgun Formation … Dallas’s line comes set … Craig Morton gives it to Robert Newhouse … he tries taking it up the middle … no gaps in that line … as the Eagles plugged everything and hold him to no gain … Dallas is looking at 3rd and 14 from their own 48.

DAL – 07:25 – ( 3 – 24 ) – Craig Morton’s pass for Mike Ditka … is PICKED OFF !!! … the Eagles have the ball at the Philadelphia 40 yard line …

PHI – 07:10 – ( 3 – 24 ) – Nate Ramsey returns the interception -1 yard … to the Philadelphia 39 yard line.

PHI – 06:55 – ( 3 – 24 ) – It’s 1st and 10 … John Reaves … throws to Harold Jackson … … OFF A DALLAS DEFENDER … and into the awaiting arms of Harold Jackson … AND HE DROPPED IT !!! … … it’s 2nd and 10 from the Philadelphia 39 yard line.

PHI – 06:40 – ( 3 – 24 ) – It’s 2nd and 10 … John Reaves rolls to the right … double-clutches … and lobs it over the middle … Harold Carmichael reaching out … … and it’s batted away at the last second … incomplete … … Philadelphia is looking at 3rd and 10 from their own 39.

DAL – 06:20 – ( 3 – 24 ) – John Reaves drops back to pass … pressure from the outside … and the football is batted out of John Reaves’s hand … that’s a fumble … Mel Renfro recovers the fumble for Dallas … and returns it zero yards to the 31 yard line.

DAL – 05:50 – ( 3 – 24 ) – The Cowboys break the huddle in Pistol Formation … Craig Morton takes the snap … and gives it to Robert Newhouse … he hits the line … driven back … and he plows forward again … and the Eagles bring him down … only 1 yard gained … that sets up a 2nd and 9 from the Philadelphia 30.

DAL – 05:10 – ( 3 – 24 ) – There’s 05:50 left in the 3rd Quarter … Craig Morton takes the snap … and gives it to Mike Montgomery … delayed draw … … he bursts through the line … but he’s grabbed from behind and hauled down … that’ll be a pickup of 2 yards … it’s now 3rd and 7 from the Philadelphia 28.

DAL – 05:10 – ( 3 – 24 ) – Craig Morton’s pass for Robert Newhouse … is PICKED OFF !!! … the Eagles have the ball at the Philadelphia 32 yard line …

PHI – 04:50 – ( 3 – 24 ) – Houston Antwine returns the interception 5 yards … to the Philadelphia 37 yard line.

PHI – 04:32 – ( 3 – 24 ) – We’ve got 04:50 left in the 3rd Quarter … John Reaves … throws to a dart to Harold Jackson … and he makes a sliding catch … and he’s immediately downed at the Dallas 39 … a nice pickup of 24 yards … a new set of downs … as it’s 1st and 10 from the Dallas 39.

PHI – 04:02 – ( 3 – 24 ) – John Reaves with a deft pass to Gary Ballman … he’s in tough going and brought down at the Dallas 37 … that’s a small pickup of 2 yards … that sets up a 2nd and 8 from the Dallas 37.

PHI – 03:32 – ( 3 – 24 ) – John Reaves … pumps … AND BILL GREGORY JUST OBLITERATES HIM !! … A DEVASTATING HIT … and that’s a loss of 5 yards … that is Dallas’s 3rd sack of the game … the Cowboys got to John Reaves to force a 3rd and 13 from the Dallas 42.

PHI – 03:17 – ( 3 – 24 ) – It’s 3rd and 13 and the Eagles are 4 for 11 on third down … John Reaves takes the snap … backs into the pocket … throws to Harold Carmichael … and it’s incomplete … … Harold Carmichael collided with a Cowboys defensive back … and couldn’t hold on … … the Eagles now face a 4th and 13 from the Dallas 42.

PHI – 03:02 – ( 3 – 24 ) – From the 42 … the football will be spotted at the Dallas 49 yard line and the Eagles are looking at a 49 yard field goal attempt … … … and here’s Tom Dempsey with the kick … … and it’s … … NO GOOD !! … just wide of the left upright … the Eagles fail to cut into the lead as the score remains … Dallas 24 … and Philadelphia 3 … the Cowboys will now scrimmage at their 20.

DAL – 02:32 – ( 3 – 24 ) – Calvin Hill is the ball carrier … he runs for 9 yards and fumbles the football … Ron Sellers recovers the fumble … and he returns it for zero yards … … it’s 2nd and 1 from the Dallas 29 yard line.

DAL – 02:02 – ( 3 – 24 ) – The Eagles are showing blitz … Craig Morton is in the shotgun … he bobbles the snap … but gets it to Walt Garrison … he tries the right side … AND HE’S BURIED FOR NO GAIN … he’s fortunate he even made it back to the line of scrimmage … Dallas is looking at 3rd and 1 from their own 29.

DAL – 01:32 – ( 3 – 24 ) – There’s 02:02 left in the 3rd Quarter … the Cowboys are 2 for 8 on third down … Craig Morton takes the snap … hands it to Calvin Hill … runs right … slips … regains his balance … and now smacked to the turf … behind the line of scrimmage … that’s a loss of -1 yard … the Cowboys now face a 4th and 2 from the Dallas 28.

DAL – 01:32 – ( 3 – 24 ) – Dallas is set in punt formation … … Marv Bateman takes the snap … and gets the punt away … … …

PHI – 01:17 – ( 3 – 24 ) – Bill Walik fields it at the Philadelphia 40 … and returns the punt -2 yards … to the Philadelphia 38 yard line.

PHI – 00:47 – ( 3 – 24 ) – There’s 01:17 left in the 3rd Quarter … Pete Liske takes the snap … and gives it to Ron “Po” James … he runs to the right side of the line … and his offensive line just isn’t up to the task … as the Cowboys come in waves … a 1 yard gain … it’s 2nd and 9 from the Philadelphia 39 yard line.

PHI – 00:17 – ( 3 – 24 ) – Pete Liske … pressure in his face … tries to roll right … and hit head-on by Bill Gregory … and that’s a loss of 4 yards … that is Dallas’s 4th sack of the game … Philadelphia is looking at 3rd and 13 from their own 35 after that sack.

PHI – 00:00 – ( 3 – 24 ) – It’s 3rd and 13 and the Eagles are 4 for 12 on third down … John Reaves … throws to Ben Hawkins … and it’s incomplete … … John Reaves had Ben Hawkins open … but just led him a bit too far … … the Eagles now face a 4th and 13 from the Philadelphia 35.

~ 4th Quarter ~

PHI – 15:00 – ( 3 – 24 ) – Philadelphia is set in punt formation … … Bill Bradley takes the snap … and gets the punt away … … …

DAL – 14:45 – ( 3 – 24 ) – Cliff Harris fields it at the Dallas 28 … and returns the punt 5 yards … to the Dallas 33 yard line.

DAL – 14:45 – ( 3 – 24 ) – The Cowboys are assessed a 15 yard penalty (Holding). That places the football back to the Dallas 18 yard line.

DAL – 14:05 – ( 3 – 24 ) – It’s 1st and 10 … the Cowboys break the huddle and come to the line … they’ve got 133 yards in passing so far … but they’re taking to the ground here … Craig Morton takes the snap … and gives it to Robert Newhouse … following his right guard … and now he’s yanked to the turf … that’s a gain of 3 yards … it’s 2nd and 7 from the Dallas 21 yard line.

DAL – 13:25 – ( 3 – 24 ) – Shotgun Formation … Dallas’s line comes set … Craig Morton gives it to Robert Newhouse … he tries taking it up the middle … no gaps in that line … as the Eagles plugged everything and hold him to no gain … Dallas is looking at 3rd and 7 from their own 21.

DAL – 13:10 – ( 3 – 24 ) – It’s 3rd and 7 and Dallas is 2 for 9 on third down … Craig Morton with a hard count … trying to draw the Eagles offside … … now he drops back and throws to Lance Alworth … and it’s incomplete … … the Cowboys now face a 4th and 7 from the Dallas 21.

DAL – 13:10 – ( 3 – 24 ) – Dallas is set in punt formation … … Marv Bateman takes the snap … and gets the punt away … … …

PHI – 12:55 – ( 3 – 24 ) – Bill Walik fields it at the Philadelphia 44 … and returns the punt 10 yards … to the Dallas 46 yard line.

PHI – 12:25 – ( 3 – 24 ) – Philadelphia with 46 yards on the ground so far … John Reaves takes the snap … and gives it to Larry Watkins … on a sweep … right side … rounds the corner … cuts to the middle … still going … and finally corralled … a big pickup of 22 yards … and that will move the chains … as it’s 1st and 10 from the Dallas 24.

PHI – 11:55 – ( 3 – 24 ) – There’s 12:25 left in the 4th Quarter … John Reaves takes the snap … and gives it to Larry Watkins … taking it outside the tackle … loses his footing … and dives head-first … and now touched down … a 1 yard gain … that sets up a 2nd and 9 from the Dallas 23.

PHI – 11:55 – ( 3 – 24 ) – Pete Liske’s pass for Harold Jackson … is PICKED OFF !!! … the Cowboys have the ball at the Dallas 1 yard line …

DAL – 11:25 – ( 3 – 24 ) – Cliff Harris returns the interception 21 yards … to the Dallas 22 yard line.

DAL – 10:40 – ( 3 – 24 ) – It’s 1st and 10 … the Cowboys set up in Pistol Formation … Craig Morton takes the snap … and gives it to Calvin Hill … he slams through the line of scrimmage … cuts left … hit hard and brought down … a decent gain of 8 yards … it’s 2nd and 2 from the Dallas 30 yard line.

DAL – 09:55 – ( 3 – 24 ) – It’s 2nd and 2 … Craig Morton takes the snap … and gives it to Calvin Hill … zig-zags through the Eagles line … hits open ground … veers inside … and is barreled over … a pickup of 21 yards on the play … a new set of downs … as it’s 1st and 10 from the Philadelphia 49.

DAL – 09:25 – ( 3 – 24 ) – Craig Morton takes the snap … and gives it to Walt Garrison … he gets around the corner … tiptoeing down the sideline … and now he’s drilled out of bounds … a pickup of 2 yards … that sets up a 2nd and 8 from the Philadelphia 47.

DAL – 08:45 – ( 3 – 24 ) – It’s 2nd and 8 … the Cowboys quickly break the huddle and come to the line … they’ve got 133 yards in passing so far … but they’re taking to the ground here … Craig Morton takes the snap … and gives it to Walt Garrison … he veers to the outside … and is finally wrestled down … that’s a gain of 11 yards … a new set of downs … as it’s 1st and 10 from the Philadelphia 36.

DAL – 08:15 – ( 3 – 24 ) – Dallas with a man in motion … there’s 08:45 left in the 4th Quarter … Craig Morton takes the snap … and gives it to Calvin Hill … runs it right … stiff-arm … cuts back against the grain … and now he’s up-ended … a pickup of 6 yards … that sets up a 2nd and 4 from the Philadelphia 30.

DAL – 07:35 – ( 3 – 24 ) – Craig Morton in the shotgun … takes the snap … and gives it to Walt Garrison … running to his right … and the Eagles swarm to meet him … and he’s held to a gain of 5 yards … a new set of downs … as it’s 1st and 10 from the Philadelphia 25.

DAL – 07:35 – ( 3 – 24 ) – Craig Morton’s pass for Mike Montgomery … is PICKED OFF !!! … the Eagles have the ball at the Philadelphia 5 yard line …

PHI – 07:20 – ( 3 – 24 ) – Leroy Keyes returns the interception 0 yards … to the Philadelphia 5 yard line.

PHI – 06:40 – ( 3 – 24 ) – 1st Down … and Dallas has seven up on the line … Pete Liske gives it to Ron “Po” James … and he’s wrapped up at the line of scrimmage … the Cowboys hold him to no gain … it’s 2nd and 10 from the Philadelphia 5 yard line.

DAL – 06:20 – ( 3 – 24 ) – Ron “Po” James is the ball carrier … he runs for -3 yards and fumbles the football … Pat Toomay recovers the fumble for Dallas … and returns it zero yards to the 2 yard line.

DAL – 05:40 – ( 3 – 24 ) – There’s 06:20 left in the 4th Quarter … Craig Morton takes the snap … and gives it to Robert Newhouse … he’s grabbed in the backfield … straight-arms his way clear … driving forward … and the Eagles with their relentless pursuit finally bring him down … a 1 yard gain on the play … it’s now 2nd and goal from the Philadelphia 1.

DAL – 05:15 – ( 3 – 30 ) – Craig Morton takes the snap … gives it to Robert Newhouse … taking it wide left … cuts inside … AND HE JUST SQUEEZED INSIDE THE PYLON !!! … a 1-yard touchdown.

DAL – 05:15 – ( 3 – 31 ) – … and Toni Fritsch’s point after is good !!

DAL – 05:15 – ( 3 – 31 ) – Toni Fritsch with the kick off … … … and the Eagles will field it … at the Philadelphia 1 …

PHI – 04:50 – ( 3 – 31 ) – Bill Bradley returns the kick off 12 yards … to the Philadelphia 13 yard line.

PHI – 04:10 – ( 3 – 31 ) – Pete Liske … throws to Ron “Po” James … and it’s complete for zero yards … it’s 2nd and 10 from the Philadelphia 13 yard line.

PHI – 03:40 – ( 3 – 31 ) – It’s 2nd and 10 … there’s 04:10 left in the 4th Quarter … Pete Liske … side-arm throw to Ben Hawkins at the Philadelphia 21 … can’t break the tackle … and is hauled down at the Philadelphia 24 yard line … a gain of 11 yards … it’s 1st and 10 from the Philadelphia 24.

PHI – 02:55 – ( 3 – 31 ) – Philadelphia has put up 123 yards in the air thus far … Pete Liske throws left … Harold Jackson with the catch at the Philadelphia 27 … bounces off a tackle … and is downed at the Philadelphia 33 yard line … a pickup of 9 yards … it’s 2nd and 1 from the Philadelphia 33 yard line.

PHI – 02:15 – ( 3 – 31 ) – It’s 2nd and 1 … Pete Liske throws to Harold Jackson … he drops to his knees and pulls it in … and he’s immediately touched down at the Philadelphia 43 yard line … a gain of 10 yards … it’s 1st and 10 from the Philadelphia 43.

PHI – 02:15 – ( 3 – 31 ) – Pete Liske’s pass for Harold Carmichael … is PICKED OFF !!! … the Cowboys have the ball at the Dallas 30 yard line …

DAL – 01:55 – ( 3 – 31 ) – Charlie Waters returns the interception 9 yards … to the Dallas 39 yard line.

01:55 – TWO MINUTE WARNING

DAL – 01:10 – ( 3 – 31 ) – Craig Morton looks over the field … moves in behind the center … takes the snap … hands it off to Mike Montgomery … he’s smothered … no gain … Philadelphia with easy access to the Cowboys backfield on that play … it’s 2nd and 10 from the Dallas 39 yard line.

DAL – 00:25 – ( 3 – 31 ) – It’s 2nd and 10 … the Cowboys break the huddle and come to the line … they’ve got 133 yards in passing so far … but they’re taking to the ground here … Craig Morton takes the snap … and gives it to Mike Montgomery … following his right guard … and now he’s yanked to the turf … that’s a gain of 5 yards … Dallas is looking at 3rd and 5 from their own 44.

DAL – 00:00 – ( 3 – 31 ) – It’s 3rd and 5 … the Cowboys are 2 for 10 on third down … Craig Morton takes the snap … hands it to Mike Montgomery … he’s met at the line … but shimmies his way forward … and now he’s hit and dropped … a pickup of 2 yards on the play … the Cowboys now face a 4th and 3 from the Dallas 46.

Game Over – Final Score: Philadelphia Eagles 3 at Dallas Cowboys 31