7 takeaways from the first-half as the Eagles trail Cowboys 30-17

With Jalen Hurts and 10 others listed as inactive, the Eagles played the Cowboys tough early on, but offensive mistakes and poor play and the secondary has resulted in a 30-17 Dallas lead at the half.

The Cowboys’ offense entered the game with some inconsistencies, but Dak Prescott tossed four first-half touchdown passes, including two for Cedric Wilson.

With two more quarters to play, here are seven first-half takeaways.

1. Minshew steady

Jan 8, 2022; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Gardner Minshew (10) stands on the field against the Dallas Cowboys during the first quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

It wasn’t the Jets, but Minshew was solid early on, going 12-19 passing, for 106-yards, and one touchdown to Tyree Jackson.

2. Dak groove back

Jan 8, 2022; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) passes the ball against the Philadelphia Eagles during the first quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Looking to get the Dallas offense back on track, Prescott was 16-21 passing, for 240-yards, and four first-half touchdowns.

3. Cedric Wilson dominant

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Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb were solid in the first half, but Cedric Wilson dominated the Eagles to the tune of 4 catches, 82-yards, and 2 touchdowns.

4. Ezekiel Elliott strong

Jan 8, 2022; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) carries the ball a Philadelphia Eagles defensive back Andre Chachere (21) and Eagles linebacker Shaun Bradley (54) defend during the first quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Elliott had 9 carries for 56-yards and averaged 6.2 yards per touch.

5. Eagles cornerbacks struggles

Jan 8, 2022; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) prepares to pass the ball as Philadelphia Eagles defensive end…

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