Eagles stay perfect and beat Cowboys in “Sunday Night Football” showdown

PHILADELPHIA—The Cooper Rush magic ran out for the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night in their NFC East showdown at Lincoln Financial Field.

And that actually will make for a smooth, no-second-thoughts transition back to Dak Prescott at quarterback.

Rush threw his first three interceptions of the season and had his four-game winning streak as the Cowboys’ fill-in quarterback ended by the Philadelphia Eagles. The Cowboys fell two games behind the still-unbeaten Eagles by losing, 26-17.

“Turnovers kill,” tailback Ezekiel Elliott said as the Cowboys began to file out of the visitors’ locker room late Sunday night. “We lost the turnover battle, minus-three. We’ve got to protect the football better.”

Rush made his fifth straight start in place of Prescott, who continues to work his way back from the fractured right thumb that he suffered in a season-opening defeat to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Prescott was listed as a limited participant in two Cowboys’ practices last week, and he threw on the field before this game. But he was on the game-day inactive list.

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