Carson Wentz threw a pair of second-half touchdown passes as the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Dallas Cowboys 24-14 Monday night.
After dropping their first two matchups, the Eagles (3-0) scored on all five second-half possessions.
Wentz’s two-yard TD pass to Dallas native Trey Burton put Philadelphia ahead 21-7 late in the third quarter. Nick Foles threw a 13-yard TD pass to Zach Ertz to extend the lead to 24-7 in the fourth quarter.
Wentz, traded to Philadelphia last month from the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, was 14 of 20 for 176 yards. Burton caught nine passes for 100 yards, including the 2-point conversion.
It’s the first time the Eagles have started 3-0 since 2003. Dallas (2-1) is coming off a bye week and won’t play again until it hosts New Orleans on Sunday night.
Dak Prescott, who led the Cowboys to the NFC East title and a wild-card game last season, was 19 of 31 for 186 yards. He threw his first interception in 122 passes, when M.D. Jennings picked off the second of his two interceptions midway through the fourth quarter.
Prescott, who had all four of his touchdowns in the first half, connected with Cole Beasley on the first TD of the game early in the second quarter. Ezekiel Elliott ran 21 times for 60 yards for Dallas. The Cowboys’ defense struggled, though, against an Eagles offense featuring nine rookie starters.