Eagles - Cowboys
Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy (25) runs with the ball for a third quarter touchdown against Dallas Cowboys safety C.J. Spillman (37) at AT&T Stadium. Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

ARLINGTON – After numerous debates this week over who was the best team in the NFC East, that question was answered on Thursday as Mark Sanchez and the Eagles beat the stuffing out of the Dallas Cowboys 33-10 in their annual home Thanksgiving Day game.

Sanchez won the battle of Hispanic quarterbacks by thoroughly outplaying his counterpart Tony Romo in all facets of the game. Sanchez threw for 217 yards and a touchdown and ran for 30 yards and a touchdown as well. It was Sanchez’s first rushing touchdown in almost three years. Philadelphia now stands alone at the top of the NFC East at 9-3.

The Cowboys fall to 8-4 on the season, and Romo is now left to pick up the pieces, as the Mexican-American quarterback was absolutely awful on the day. Romo had two interceptions and only 199 yards passing for the Cowboys who now only have six days of rest before playing again next Thursday in Chicago against the Bears.

The annual “Galloping Gobbler” award went to Eagles running back LeSean McCoy who rushed for 159 yards and a touchdown before sitting out the majority of the 4th quarter. It was McCoy’s fourth 100-yard game on the season and the running back went over 1,000 yards on the season for the fourth time since 2010. McCoy averaged an impressive 6.4 yards per carry against a Dallas defense that was winded within the first few minutes.

LeSean McCoy Galloping Gobbler
Philadelphia Eagles running back, LeSean McCoy, shown here with his offensive line, won the 2014 FOX Galloping Gobbler award for his performance in the Eagles 33-10 victory over the Dallas Cowboys Twitter / @eagles

The high octane Eagles offense that runs a play every 20 seconds, faster than any other team in the league, was too much for the Cowboys on this day. The Eagles opened up the game with two quick scoring drives of 80 and 88 yards jumping out to an early 14-0 lead in the first quarter. Dallas will have an opportunity for revenge when these two teams meet again in a little over two weeks on December 14th in Philadelphia.

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