Dallas Cowboys mentor Mike McCarthy longs for the double-double. Actually no, not the In-n-Out restaurant special. Or maybe it’s the point at which his group closes the first half with a touchdown and opens the second from last quarter with a touchdown on the first possession.
Quarterback Andy Dalton and wide receiver CeeDee Lamb dealt with that on the Cowboys’ fifth play of the second from last quarter Sunday to push Dallas’ lead to 27-17 against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Confronting third-and-3, Lamb motioned across the formation and afterward ran up the crease immaculate against the Philadelphia defense, taking into account the most effortless pitches and catches of Dalton’s Cowboys career and the longest catch of the rookie wide receiver’s career, a 52-yarder in the wake of running by cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman.
The Cowboys shut the first half with Dalton’s second touchdown pass of the game to Michael Gallup with a 7-yard fade with 12 seconds left to cap a 11-play, 75-yard drive.
Dalton’s touchdown pass to Lamb denoted the 26th three-touchdown game of his pro career and the second he has had with the Cowboys. It additionally gave him 287 yards passing, which is the most he has had in his eight beginnings this season.
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