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Eagles lead Prescott, Cowboys at halftime

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott runs into the end zone untouched in the first quarter.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott runs into the end zone untouched in the first quarter. Special to the Star-Telegram

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is a rookie after all.

After seemingly not being able to do anything wrong through the first six games of the season, Prescott was inconsistent in the first half Sunday night against the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Eagles led 13-10 at halftime largely because of Prescott’s off night throwing the ball.

He completed five of 13 passes for 118 yards, but had a number bad misses.

None were worse than a decision late in the second quarter when he threw into coverage on second and goal from the 7 with 1 minute, 26 second left.

The interception by linebacker Jordan Hicks turned at least a potential field goal by the Cowboys into a new opportunity for the Eagles.

Rookie quarterback Carson Wentz made it count, quickly moving 43 yards to set up a 55-yard field goal by Caleb Sturgis as time expired.

Wentz completed 17 of 21 passes for 107 yards in the first half to get the better of his counterpart in this rookie showdown for first place in the NFC East.

Prescott had his moments.

He connected on a perfect 53-yard pass to receiver Dez Bryant in his first game back after missing three games with a hairline fracture in his right knee.

And Prescott scored on a 7-yard run to put the Cowboys up a 10-3 in the first quarter.

It was his fourth rushing touchdown of the season and the most by a Cowboys quarterback since Danny White had four in 1983.

The team record is five by Don Meredith in 1966.

Running back Ezekiel Elliott had eight carries for 52 yards in the first half.

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