As the clocked ticked closer to midnight central time, and the calendar flipped from October 30 to October 31, Carson Wentz had a chance to be a super hero for Halloween.
Sunday night was no exception.
Unlike past year, however, when Jordan Matthews had a catch-and-score pass from Sam Bradford, the Cowboys bowed up and won a hard-fought 29-23 victory. "We'll evaluate it some more, but at the same time, I thought the decisions he made, and the down-the-field throws we did have were good, and led to a field goal before half".
Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones told reporters that Tony Romo is not ready for game action. "It's plain and simple". "Those are the kind that I'll kick myself over". According to ESPN's Jean-Jacques Taylor, Jones simply stated the Cowboys are a better team with Romo at the helm.
Nfl.com reported that what made this one so special was that it didn't come easy for the first-year quarterback. He completed 5 of 8 passes for 78 yards and scrambled once for 12 on the drive. "I was trusting my defense, in that situation, to pin them back at the 15 and the 10 and stop them".
This time, the Eagles got the ball at their own 20-yard line with 1:13 left, with the three timeouts still in hand.
Most impressive was his 7-yard sideline toss to Green-Beckham with five seconds to go. Winning two out of three is mandatory.
You wouldn't know it by watching most of the game. He got his 17th straight later - a 34-yarder in the fourth quarter. "We just had a couple of assignment issues in front". One play before Prescott found Bryant for the tie he threw a ball short of Brice Butler that Philly corner Leodis McKelvin read well but by inches couldn't hang on as it hit the turf.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) runs the ball for a touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, in Arlington, Texas.
The Cowboys (6-1) came back from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter and won on the first possession of OT. That's a paltry 4.7 yards per attempt even though he completed 74 percent of his throws.
"Where we were in the game, we were stopping their run game", Pederson said.
The Giants' Week 9 matchup against the Eagles may be the most vital game of their season so far.
Tom Brady matched an National Football League record as the New England Patriots extended their winning streak to four games with a 41-25 success at the Buffalo Bills. The last time Pederson called a player "week-to-week" was Bennie Logan, who has missed the last two games.
"I would have called the same thing again", Pederson said. Romo has had one limited practice since suffering a compression fracture in his back on August 25 against the Seattle Seahawks, throwing in the scout-team 7-on-7 drills.
Former first round draft pick Nelson Agholor failed to impress fans against the Cowboys with costly mistakes, and his demeanor after the game isn't sitting well with Eagles management. They have another luxury of a rookie quarterback playing well above expectation. The Cowboys and Eagles are the only teams now with winning records that the Giants will face at home.
The Eagles offense continues to lack an explosive element.
Still, despite all their offensive shortcomings, Wentz and his unit had two golden chances to win the game in regulation but couldn't do it. It's not always going to go right, but as long as it goes right in the fourth quarter, sometimes that's good enough.