ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 24: Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy #25 carries the ball against the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium on December 24, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
Tony Romo was sidelined with a hand injury and the Dallas Cowboys fell to the Philadelphia Eagles, 20-7.
With Tony Romo on the sidelines and nothing to play for, the Dallas Cowboys didn't even put up a fight in a loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. With a Week 17 matchup for a playoff spot with the New York Giants looming, the Cowboys had little reason to lay it all on the line, and after Romo hit his throwing hand on a defensive lineman's helmet early in the first quarter, Dallas' fate seemed to be sealed.
Michael Vick threw for two touchdowns in the win. Vick wasn't incredibly efficient, completing 18-of-32 passes for 293 yards, but he easily outplayed his opponent. Dallas quarterback Stephen McGee completed 23-of-37 passes for 182 yards and a touchdown, which came with the game well in hand -- McGee hit Miles Austin for a touchdown with seven seconds to go, avoiding the shutout.
Jeremy Maclin and Brent Celek each caught first-half touchdowns for the Eagles as Philly jumped out to a 14-0 halftime lead. Alex Henery hit two field goals -- 43 and 51 yards -- in the second half, effectively sealing the game.
Dallas moves on to face the Giants for the NFC East crown next week. Romo's status is up in the air, though x-rays on his severely swollen hand were negative.