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Vick, Eagles beat Cowboys 20-7 in snoozer

By Jaime Aron

Associated Press

Published: Saturday, Dec. 24 2011 5:30 p.m. MST

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick (7) is sacked by Dallas Cowboys outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware (94) during the first half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011, in Arlington, Texas.

Sharon Ellman, Associated Press

ARLINGTON, Texas — Michael Vick threw two touchdown passes to lead the Philadelphia Eagles to a 20-7 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday in a game that had all the intensity of a preseason dress rehearsal.

This game became somewhat meaningless midway through the first quarter. A victory by the Giants eliminated the Eagles from the playoffs and turned the Dallas-New York game next weekend into a showdown to decide the NFC East title.

The Cowboys (8-7) sat quarterback Tony Romo after one series and running back Felix Jones after two.

Vick threw a touchdown pass on the opening series and again just before halftime. Alex Henery kicked field goals of 43 and 51 yards for the Eagles (7-8), who came within 7 seconds of a shutout. Dallas scored on a 4-yard TD pass from Stephen McGee to Miles Austin.

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