Wentz Sets Rookie Record in Season Finale Win Over Cowboys
The Cowboys benched many of their starters in a game against the Eagles but Wentz and company played very well in the week 17 match up.
Dallas was leading 10-3 towards the end of the first half but an interception by the Eagles defense but Wentz and the offense in good position to capitalize. Went found Zach Ertz for a six yard touchdown to tie the game at 10.
Wentz found Ertz again in the third quarter which put the Eagles up 17-13.
The Eagles added some insurance in the fourth quarter with a field goal and a rushing touchdown as Philadelphia topped Dallas 27-13.
Wentz finished the day completing 27 passes on 43 attempts for 245 yards and the two touchdown passes. Wentz set a record for most NFL completions by a rookie quarterback. Sam Bradford previously held the previous record when he completed 354 passes with the Rams in 2010. Wentz finished the season with 379 completions.
Of course the season continues for Dallas though. They had previously clinched the No. 1 seed in the NFC and home field advantage throughout the playoffs.
Meanwhile the season for the Eagles comes to an end. They finished the season 7-9. On the year, Wentz completed 379 passes on 607 attempts (62.4%). Wentz also passed for 3,782 yards. He threw 16 touchdowns, 14 interceptions and fumbled nine times. His overall passer rating on the year was 79.3. He rushed for 150 yards on the year.