Tony Romo had a miserable day and the Eagles did just enough to capitalize, upsetting the host Dallas Cowboys 10-6 today.
Donovan McNabb hit Reggie Brown for a 1-yard touchdown pass and David Akers kicked a short field goal and, thanks to Romo, that was enough.
Romo threw three interceptions, all on passes intended for Terrell Owens, and completed just 13-of-36 passes for 214 yards.
The Eagles defense held the Cowboys offense to 240 yards (53 on the ground) and Dallas was 1-of-13 on third-down conversions.
Brown's touchdown with 16 seconds left in the first half came after McNabb scrambled for a 28-yard gain to the Dallas 12-yard line, then ran for five yards and a first down at the 1.
Akers kicked a 21-yard field goal with 13:27 left in the fourth quarter gave the Eagles (6-8) a 10-6 lead. It capped a 13-play, 60 yard drive after the Cowboys (12-2) had pulled within one point.
Dallas fell into a tie with the Green Bay Packers in the battle for home field advantage thoughout the playoffs.
Philadelphia kept its very faint playoff hopes alive.
Nick Folk kicked two field goals for Dallas, the second from 23 yards out made the score 7-6 with 8:23 left in the third quarter.
Romo's second interception, by Lito Sheppard, set up the game's only touchdown.
The Eagles' third pick, by veteran safety Brian Dawkins when Owens slipped on a pass route, gave them the ball with just 2:50 left in the game. Brian Westbrook could have scored a touchdown with a little more than 2 minutes left when he broke off a 24-yard run, but instead he intentionally went down at the 1-yard line so that the clock would wind down to the 2-minute warning. The Eagles ran out the clock after that.
Westbrook had 81 yards on 18 carries. He also caught a team-high nine passes for 63 yards.
McNabb also completed a 29-yard pass to rookie tight end Brent Celek on a third-and-9 play with 4:03 left to play to keep the Eagles' final possession alive.
McNabb was 23-of-41 for 208 yards. He also ran a season-high nine times for 53 yards.
Owens had just two catches for 37 yards.
Folk kicked a 33-yard field goal after an exchange of Quintin Mikell turnovers as the Cowboys took a 3-0 lead in the second quarter.
With 9:42 remianing in the second quarter, Eagles safety Mikell intercepted a Romo pass 8 yards deep in the Philadelphia end zone, Mikell elected to return the pick and made it to the 12-yard line before he was hit and fumbled the ball. It was recoved by Marion Barber at the 14 and Folk scored the game's first points four plays later.
The Eagles held down the Cowboys offense in the first quarter, playing to a scoreless tie.
Romo was 0-for-6 in the first quarter as Dallas managed just 13 yards of offense in the period.
The Eagles held the ball for nearly 12 minutes in the first quarter, but could not score any points.
David Akers missed a 48-yard field goal attempt with 4 1/2 minutes left in the first quarter. Akers fell to 2-for-10 this season on field goal attempts over 40 yards.
The try was set up by a horse collar personal foul by Cowboys safety Roy Williams against McNabb.
The horse collar rule was introduced after Williams tackled Owens while Owens played for the Eagles in 2004. Owens suffered a broken leg on the play, but returned to play in Super Bowl XXXIX.
Eagles tight end Matt Schobel left today's game after taking a shot to the helmet while trying to make a catch on the opening series of the game. Schobel was taken to the locker room with what was called a head injury.
All Pro right guard Shawn Andrews also left the game with a right knee injury. It wasn't clear when he was hurt, but Andrews hobbled to the locker room at the end of the first quarter and his return was questionable.
Schobel was hurt on a hit by Ken Hamlin. The Cowboys safety appeared to try to turn his shoulder when he jumped to hit Schobel, but their helmets made hard contact and both players went to the ground. After the players remained down momentarily, they walked off the field with help.
Hamlin returned to the game a couple of plays later, but Schobel went to the locker room.
Schobel, who played at nearby TCU, started in place of L.J. Smith, who was out with a knee injury.
Terry Glenn's return Cowboys lineup had to wait at least another week after the receiver was made inactive for today's game.
The Eagles played without Smith (knee) and backup running back Correll Buckhalter (concussion).
Glenn returned to practice this week for the first time since two operations on his right knee in a six-week span before the season. His debut could come Saturday at Carolina, which would give him two games before the NFC East champion Cowboys begin the playoffs