ARLINGTON – Stephen McGee summed up his performance Saturday night against the Eagles in three words: “Up and down.”
The Texas A&M alum came off the bench in the first quarter after Tony Romo suffered a bruised right hand that sidelined him the rest of the game.
The Cowboys (8-7) lost 20-7, but they can win the NFC East title with a win Jan. 1 at the New York Giants (8-7).
X-rays on Romo’s hand were negative, but swelling could be a problem. If he can’t go, the Cowboys will again turn to McGee, who was 24 of 38 for 182 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions against the Eagles.
“At times, we moved the ball all right,” McGee said. “We had our chances, but it felt like we shot ourselves in the foot today with penalties and just miscues on offense and miscommunication-type deals.
“So it definitely could have been a lot better today, but we’ll go back to the video and throw this one in the trash and be ready for New York.”
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