PHILADELPHIA – The Cowboys entered Sunday night’s game with the NFL’s top rush defense, but you’d never know it based on how they allowed the Eagles’ LeSean McCoy to run wild at the Linc.
McCoy continued his impressive season by amassing a career-best 185 yards and two touchdowns on a career-high 30 carries against a Dallas defense that had been yielding only 69.7 yards per game.
It was the most rushing yards the Cowboys have surrendered since Tampa Bay’s Warrick Dunn gained 210 in 2000.
McCoy’s rushing total was the sixth best in Eagles history and the most since Duce Staley – now a Philadelphia assistant – picked up 201 against the Cowboys in 2000.
“The offensive line went out and dominated tonight,” McCoy said. “It’s easy for a back to pick a hole out to run through when the offensive line is pushing the defense back 3 yards.”
McCoy joined greats Jim Brown, John Riggins and Walter Payton as one of only four players in history with two career 140-yard rushing performances against