Eagles hold off Cowboys, improve to 8-1

Jalen Hurts passed for two touchdowns and rushed for one more, and the Philadelphia Eagles escaped with a 28-23 win over the visiting Dallas Cowboys on Sunday evening.A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith had one touchdown reception apiece for Philadelphia (8-1). Kenneth Gainwell had a rushing touchdown along with Hurts, who threw for 207 yards on 17-for-23 passing.Dak Prescott completed 29 of 44 passes for 374 yards and three touchdowns for Dallas (5-3). Jake Ferguson, KaVontae Turpin and Jalen Tolbert each had a touchdown reception, and CeeDee Lamb finished with a game-high 11 catches for 191 yards.Dallas had a chance to make a game-winning play in the final seconds. Prescott completed his final pass to Lamb, but a swarm of Eagles defenders tackled Lamb at the Philadelphia 4-yard line as time expired.The Eagles, who trailed by three points at the half, seized a 21-17 advantage on their first drive of the third quarter. Hurts lobbed a pinpoint pass down the left sideline for Smith for a 29-yard touchdown.Another Hurts touchdown pass, this time to Brown, pushed the Eagles’ lead to 28-17 with 1:13 left in the third quarter. The 4-yard play marked Brown’s team-high sixth touchdown catch of the season.Dallas pulled within 28-23 with 6:23 remaining in the fourth quarter. Prescott connected with Tolbert for a 7-yard touchdown. The Cowboys tried for a two-point conversion moments later, but Prescott stepped out of bounds before he could cross the goal line.Philadelphia opened the scoring just over midway through the first quarter. Gainwell sprinted toward the right sideline and somersaulted over a defender and into the end zone for a 12-yard score.