Tony Romo broke open a scoreless game with five straight scoring drives in the second quarter, sending Dallas past Philadelphia 34-14 Saturday night for the Cowboys' first playoff victory since 1996.
Dallas had lost six straight postseason games and would've set an NFL record with another one. But now all those skids are history, buried along with the notions that Wade Phillips (0-4 as a head coach) and Tony Romo (0-2) couldn't win a playoff game.
Romo presented game balls to Phillips and owner Jerry Jones in an emotion-filled Cowboys locker room right after the game.
The way the Cowboys have played over the last four games -- all wins, behind dominating defense and efficient offense - they could be sticking around a while this postseason. Next up for Dallas is a trip to Minnesota on Sunday, with Romo taking on childhood hero Brett Favre.
"Just keep trying to get better and eventually things will go your way," Romo said. "Going out there and playing this way we have lately is very exciting. If we just keep going forward, we got a chance."
The Eagles are one-and-done in the playoffs for the first time under coach Andy Reid. Philadelphia had been 7-0 in playoff openers with Reid and 6-0 with Donovan McNabb at quarterback.