Rookie RB Brown scores to put Eagles up on Cowboys

Associated Press  |  Last updated December 02, 2012
Rookie Bryce Brown ran 10 yards for a touchdown and the Philadelphia Eagles led the Dallas Cowboys 7-3 early in the second quarter on Sunday night. Brown, starting in place of LeSean McCoy for the second straight week, began the five-play scoring drive with a 42-yard run up the middle and finished it by going untouched around the left side of the Dallas defense. He had 34 yards rushing in the first quarter. Brown set an Eagles rookie record with 178 yards in his first start since high school last week against Carolina. Philadelphia was in front after the first quarter for the first time all season, but Dan Bailey got the Cowboys on the board with a 39-yard field goal early in the second. Nick Foles, another rookie making his third straight start in place of Michael Vick, completed two passes for 29 yards on Philadelphia's 66-yard scoring drive. He also converted twice on third and long on the Eagles' first possession before they punted near midfield. Vick and McCoy were inactive because of concussions. Vick was injured in the first Dallas-Philadelphia game three weeks ago. Dallas running back DeMarco Murray returned after missing six games with a sprained right foot, and the Cowboys ran him the first three snaps after calling 52 straight pass plays from the second quarter to the end of a Thanksgiving loss to Washington. The first time Murray went to the sideline, Tony Romo was sacked by Brandon Graham on third-and-3. After the Philadelphia touchdown, the Cowboys drove down the field for Bailey's field goal. Romo found tight end Jason Witten for 11 yards on third-and-10 and escaped pressure to complete a pass to Cole Beasley for 13 yards to the Eagles 41. Romo also had a 15-yard scramble. Murray, who had 90 yards in the first half when he was injured against Baltimore on Oct. 14, had 31 yards on five carries in the first quarter. Not only did Dallas get Murray back, but the offensive line was closer to full strength. Center Ryan Cook returned after missing time with a knee injury, which allowed Mackenzy Bernadeau to return to guard after two starts at center.
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