12/10/1989 at Veterans Stadium amongst talk of bounty scandals the new commissioner Tagliabue watches the Eagles in a tense emotional battle defeat the Cowboys 20-10 who were led by rookie QB Troy Aikman. 21 penalties marred the contest as the play got a little rough and dirty. Plus 5 off-setting penalties -- this game was dubbed The Bounty Bowl and attended by the commissioner following Philly's accusations of the Cowboys putting out a cash bounty on hurting players in the game in Dallas on Thanksgiving just a few weeks prior.
Chris Carter scored the first two TD's of the game to give Philly the lead and helped usher the Eagles into the playoffs.
Randall Cunningham completed 17 of 31 pass attempts, rushed 6 times for 47 yards and twice punted for an additional 96 yards in this game.
The game was played under extraordinary, often bizarre circumstances: it came a day after the death of the Eagles' popular quarterback coach, fans pelted players with snowballs or ran onto the field, little Luis Zendejas looked out for marauding bounty hunters, some players fought and there was a general air of something strange.
The strongest undercurrent for the Eagles was the death Saturday of Doug Scovil, the quarterbacks coach and confidant of Cunningham, the Eagles' quarterback. Scovil's death on an exercise bike right after the morning practice was witnessed by several players.''Randall took it pretty hard,'' said Mike Pitts, the left defensive tackle. ''He was Randall's best friend. Our biggest problem today was how were we going to respond. It really did affect us.'' and he added ''We wanted to come out and play a physical game because of all the stuff that was said, and it put a different aspect to the game.''
Clean ticket front and back with a centerfold pocket crease that has a photo of the Italian Market on the front which is an iconic part of Philadelphia, the largest and oldest outdoor working market in the nation and was even featured in the Rocky film when Rocky training was tossed an orange