Cowboys lose, 24-16, to Eagles in preseason opener

DALLAS — Dallas Cowboys rookie quarterback Dak Prescott put on a clinic during the first preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Saturday.

The Cowboys trailed 14-0 early in the fourth quarter and didn’t finish the game.

They opened up a 17-0 lead late in the third quarter.

Prescott, who played in the preseason for the first time, was 3-of-4 passing for 41 yards with two touchdowns.

But the Cowboys answered early with Prescott completing 19 of 33 passes for 222 yards and three touchdowns.

Prescott completed all seven passes for 139 yards.

The offense was efficient on both sides of the ball.

Prescott threw for a career-high 366 yards with a touchdown.

He also ran for a touchdown and caught two passes for 19 yards.

Eagles quarterback Nick Foles was sacked twice and threw an interception in the first half.

The Eagles’ defense held Prescott to one touchdown and one interception.

Prescott didn’t throw a touchdown pass in the game, but he completed 16 of 22 passes for 224 yards.

He had two interceptions.

He completed 23 of 31 passes for 299 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions.

Foles had three touchdown passes and zero interceptions in the Eagles’ first preseason home game.

Prescott was 5-of’the preseason opener with a career high-tying 10 pass attempts for 66 yards.

Prescott is 4-of4 passing with one touchdown.

Prescott said he has confidence in Foles.

“He’s a great player and he’ll learn the game a lot,” Prescott said.

“I’m looking forward to seeing him play in the NFL and hopefully getting a chance to play with him.”

The Cowboys will play at Arizona in Arizona next Saturday.

The Cowboys have played two preseason games in Arizona this season.