Teague keeps Cowboys on right track

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Lifted from their lethargy by Herschel Walker's kick-off return, the visiting Dallas Cowboys defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 23-19 on Monday to start to get their season back on track.

The Eagles lost their quarterback Rodney Peete, probably for the season, after he tore a tendon in his right knee after catching his studs in the turf.

The Dallas defense was the difference between the two teams. They intercepted two passes, recovered three fumbles and made six sacks. The highlight was George Teague's interception near his own goal-line in the final two minutes to stop a drive that could have given the Eagles the lead.

"I was really proud of the effort that our team displayed tonight." Barry Switzer, the Dallas head coach, said. "It seemed like the guys were ready to play and they had great intensity and great emotion."

The Eagles were not the only ones counting their casualties. Erik Kramer, the Chicago Bears quarterback, will be out of action for six weeks with a herniated disc in his neck. And Tim Biakabutuka, the Carolina Panthers' rookie running back, will miss the rest of the season with a torn cruciate ligament in his left knee.