Cowboys try many tricks with rookie QB, fall to Eagles 23-9

The Dallas Cowboys tried to fake their way through rookie quarterback Ben DiNucci’s first — and they’re thinking only — start. From the reverses, to the fake reverses, to the receiver option pass play to the direct snaps for running back Ezekiel Elliott and receiver Cedrick Wilson, the Cowboys kept Philadelphia off balance as long as they could. Ultimately, Dallas had run out of gadget plays down six while driving in the fourth quarter, and DiNucci’s fumble on a safety blitz was returned 53 yards for a touchdown by Rodney McLeod to seal the Eagles’ 23-9 victory Sunday night.

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