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A fired-up McNabb sprinted toward the Eagles sideline and suddenly stopped. He turned around toward the Cowboys bench and flexed.
Jones was stripped by Quintin Demps on the kickoff and Omar Gaither recovered at the Cowboys 31 with 3 seconds left in the first half. David Akers made a 50-yard field goal to give the Eagles a 27-3 lead going into halftime.
Dallas pulled out all the tricks on the first possession of the third quarter, including a 42-yard pass from tight end Jason Witten to Owens to the Eagles 14. But Dawkins sacked Romo on the next play, and Chris Clemons picked up the fumble and raced 73 yards for a score that gave Philly a 34-3 lead.
Joselio Hanson returned Marion Barber's fumble 96 yards for a score on the next series.
The Eagles seemed headed for their third last-place finish in four years after they tied lowly Cincinnati and were routed by Baltimore in consecutive weeks last month. McNabb was benched for the first time in his career in that loss to the Ravens and his future in Philadelphia was the hot topic.
But McNabb came back strong and led the Eagles to three straight wins only to fall short against the Redskins -- Reggie Brown was tackled at the 1 on the final play.
Still, the Eagles found a way to make the playoffs after getting all the help they needed around the league.
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