ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 24: Quarterback Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys stands on the sidelines with head coach Jason Garrett as the Dallas Cowboys take on the Philadelphia Eagles at Cowboys Stadium on December 24, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. Romo hurt his right hand in the first quarter and sat out the rest of the game. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Eagles Vs. Cowboys: Dallas Falls In Meaningless Game, 20-7

With nothing to play for this week and a matchup with the Giants looming next, the Dallas Cowboys fell to the Philadelphia Eagles, 20-17. For more on this game, check out Eagles blog Bleeding Green Nation and Cowboys blog Blogging The Boys.

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NFL Scores Week 16, Eagles Vs. Cowboys: Dallas Drops Meaningless Game, 20-7

Tony Romo was sidelined with a hand injury and the Dallas Cowboys fell to the Philadelphia Eagles, 20-7.


Eagles Vs. Cowboys: Philly Leads Dallas 14-0 At Halftime

When the New York Giants beat the New York Jets earlier in the afternoon on Christmas Eve, the Philadelphia Eagles were eliminated from the playoffs. The lone, farfetched scenarious that would have allowed the 6-8 Eagles to sneak into the playoffs involved the Jets beating their crosstown rivals, which they failed (miserably) to do.

That hasn't seemed to faze the Eagles, however, who have dominated the Cowboys from the opening bell, including injuring quarterback Tony Romo and knocking him out for the game with an injury to his throwing hand. The Eagles are leading 14-0 thanks to two touchdown passes from Michael Vick; one to Brent Celek, another to Jeremy Maclin. Though it's admirable, it's got to be frustrating for Eagles fans who are wondering where this team has been all season long.

The Cowboys are playing it safe. Regardless of the outcome of this game, the winner of their Week 17 contest against the Giants will win the NFC East and make the playoffs as the NFC's fourth seed. It doesn't matter if Tony Romo is able to return today, as long as he can return on New Year's Day.

For everything you need to know about these two teams, visit Cowboys blog Blogging The Boys and Eagles blog Bleeding Green Nation.


Tony Romo Injury: X-Rays Negative On Grotesquely Swollen Hand

The updates coming in about Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo's right hand, which got bashed into the helmet of Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Jason Babin, report that X-rays are negative, meaning it's not broken.

Still, as this screencap shows, that hand is rather swollen and, frankly, pretty gross.


Look at that thing, especially over the pinky. His hand looks like a white version of what I imagine Eddy Curry's hands look like after a week that Golden Corral had members-only specials. I'm not familiar with the complexion of Romo's hand when it's not injured, but there are some red dots in there, which could indicate broken blood vessels, or just really weird freckles.

Either way, Stephen McGee is in at quarterback for the Cowboys, as this game is meaningless. Next week, the Cowboys will play the Giants in game that will decide the NFC East.

Here's a .gif of that injury, which looks really, really painful. Yikes. Romohnad2_medium

UPDATE: According to ESPN's John Clayton, Romo's day is done, and he'll rest up for the big game against the Giants next week.

For more updates on Romo's injury status and how it affects his team, visit Cowboys blog Blogging The Boys.


Felix Jones Injury: Cowboys RB Won't Play If Giants Win, According To Report

Felix Jones is listed as questionable, but whether or not the Dallas Cowboys running back even attempts to play against the Philadelphia Eagles will depend on what happens earlier in the day. According to a report at, Jones will not play a single snap if the New York Jets defeat the New York Giants earlier in the day. If the Giants are able to win that game, Jones' questionable status will hold up. He's 50-50 to play if the Giants win.

The Cowboys' running game has been sporadic at best when Jones has not been in the lineup. They're dealing with an injury to Demarco Murray as well, so there will be a lot of pressure on Tony Romo to perform regardless of whether or not the Giants win and Jones can play. With Murray and Jones both healthy, the Cowboys' two-headed rushing attack is tough to slow down. With both of them hurt? The Eagles won't put eight in the box on a single down.

For more on the Eagles head over to Bleeding Green Nation. For more on the Cowboys, check out Blogging The Boys.


Felix Jones Questionable With Hamstring Injury

Dallas Cowboys running back Felix Jones missed the entire week of practices and is listed as "Questionable" for Saturday afternoon's game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Since regaining the primary back duties after the season-ending injury to rookie DeMarco Murray, Jones has 38 carries for 214 yards, but his hamstring tightened up during last Saturday night's win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Jones' hamstring could keep him out of or reduce his role against the Eagles' 17th-ranked run defense.

To account for a possible increased workload for veteran Sammy Morris, who was signed last week, the Cowboys have signed running back Chauncey Washington off the practice squad. Washington has just four carries for nine yards in his career, but if active, he would fulfill many of the special teams duties that Morris has filled as the No. 2 back behind Jones.

For more on the Cowboys running back situation, check out Blogging The Boys.


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