And then he threw a five-yard touchdown pass to tight end Jason Witten in overtime to give the Cowboys a 29-23 triumph.
Pederson's other questionable calls included not taking a timeout before the end of regulation with Dallas pinned deep in their end zone, which could have at least given Sproles a shot at a punt return score.
In overtime, they hit on four plays of 10 yards or more, including a 24-yard pass to Cole Beasley. It's not always going to go right, but as long as it goes right in the fourth quarter, sometimes that's good enough. Prescott got the first on a sneak.
Dallas looked dead and buried, trailing by a touchdown entering the final quarter and their rookie backfield tandem of running back Ezekiel Elliot and Prescott looking like, well, rookies.
Bryan Broaddus: Felt like that if Dallas was going to win this game and that they were going to have to put up some big points in the 2nd half.
Dallas will go on the road as well, but its matchup against the winless Cleveland Browns shouldn't pose much danger.
The Eagles fall to 4-3. He declined to kick a 53 yard field goal despite Sturgis hitting a 55 yarder easily earlier in the game (twice if you consider the first attempt that didn't count) to improve to 3 of 3 on the season from 50+ and 7 of 9 under Dave Fipp. The Eagles had come into the game only allowing 6 points in the 3rd quarter and 26 points total in the 2nd half of their six games.
In fact, Wentz's longest completion went just 14 yards and he averaged 4.7 yards per pass attempt, a small number in itself and a miniscule one with his 74.4 completion percentage in the equation.
Dez Bryant, Cowboys - After missing three games, Dez was back with a vengeance. The field goal ended a 52-yard, eight play drive. The Eagles travel to NY for a divisional matchup with the Giants, while the Cowboys get the equivalent of an off-week scrimmage with a game against Cleveland. The drive covered 45 yards in nine plays. With the Cowboys battling to stave off their second loss in the division, things could not have turned around at a more opportune time. Two plays later, Mathews scored to tie the game at the 3:41 mark.
In the end, Eagles fans can have the last laugh at Bayless. The tiebreaking kick was set up when Dorial Green-Beckham caught a short pass from Wentz and stepped out of bounds with one second left in the half.
Prescott capped a 12-play, 75-yard drive with his throw to Witten, who hauled in his first touchdown of the season.
The Cowboys found a spark on their next possession on a fourth-down fake by Chris Jones when the punter ran 30 yards for a first down.
Romo has been a very good player for the Cowboys for quite some time. The Eagles later got the ball back after punting when Dallas was called for too many men on the field.
Bailey's 49-yard field goal made it 23-16 with 11:34 left to play.
The win was critical for Dallas, which takes a two-game lead over Philadelphia in the NFC East. Prescott, who struggled to find a rhythm in the first three quarters Sunday, finished 19 of 39 for 287 yards with two touchdowns and one interception.