The Cowboys and Eagles were basically even statistics wise at the end of the first quarter. The Cowboys ran 15 plays to the Eagles 14 while the Eagles out-gained the Cowboys 97 yards to 82 yards. There were no turnovers and the time possession was nearly even with the Cowboys having the ball 7 minutes and 54 seconds and the Eagles had the ball for 7 minutes and 6 seconds. The lone scoring play came from a Bryce Brown 10 yard touchdown run with 5:44 remaining in the first quarter.
The second quarter started with the Dallas Cowboys getting a 39 yard field goal with a little over 13 minutes left in the quarter. With 6:11 remaining in the second quarter, Brown scored from five yards out for his second TD of the game and put the Eagles up 14-3. The Cowboys had a classic two minute drive to tighten up the score to 14-10 when Romo hit Witten for a big play down to the one and then Murray ran it in for a TD. The Eagles came back with a quick 45 second drive to set up a field goal from 43 yards out. That made the score 17-10. The second quarter stats ended up about even thanks to the Cowboys two minute drive. However, the Eagles had dominated the play up to that point.