National Football League

Eagles edge Cowboys for NFC East crown

Arlington, TX ( - LeSean McCoy had already wrapped up the NFL's rushing title heading into Sunday night's do-or-die showdown in Dallas.

The final 11 yards of his season total were his most important.

They helped the Philadelphia Eagles win the NFC East.

Brandon Boykin intercepted Kyle Orton with 1:43 left and the Eagles ran out the remaining time to seal a 24-22 win over the Dallas Cowboys.

Filling in for the injured Tony Romo, who had surgery Friday to repair a herniated disk in his back, Orton threw a 32-yard touchdown pass to Dez Bryant on 4th-and-9 to bring the Cowboys within 24-22 with 3:50 on the clock.

Eagles cornerback Cary Williams, though, broke up the two-point try on a pass intended for Bryant in the front left corner of the end zone.

Dallas got the ball back with 1:49 left following an Eagles three-and-out, but Boykin picked off Orton on the first play. Orton's pass was a little behind Miles Austin on a left seam route and Boykin stepped in front.

The Cowboys called their final timeout with 1:36 left after McCoy dashed up the middle for six yards. He then darted through the right side of the line for the game-clinching first-down run.

12/29 23:43:42 ET

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