Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys
The Dallas Cowboys visit the Philadelphia Eagles in a pivotal NFC East showdown on Sunday Night Football. The Eagles are -3.5 favorites over the Cowboys with an over/under point total set at 50.5.
The Dallas Cowboys finally got a fun blowout win last Sunday over the Rams in a 34-7 laugher. Statistically, the Cowboys are getting it done on both sides of the ball this season, allowing just 70 yards rushing per game to the opposition (1st in the NFL) and passing for 296 yards per game on offense (4th in the NFL). Additionally, the Cowboys are well equipped to get to the quarterback with 17 sacks through six games led by the beastly DeMarcus Ware who has already racked up eight on the year. Dallas has the personnel to trouble Vick and score points, so the question mark naturally becomes the clutchness of this football team.
The Philadelphia Eagles dug themselves an early hole, but no one would be too shocked if they climb up to 4-4 for a fresh start. Now that the dream team tag is starting to wear off, the Eagles likely diverted their bye week efforts towards strategy. Philly has the talent to win a lot of games, but clock mis-management and poor play calling late in games by Andy Reid has hampered the team’s efforts. With a sack happy Cowboys team paying a visit, the Eagles would be well suited to avoid a shootout and clean up some holes on defense to force Tony Romo into mistakes.
The star power on the Sunday Night stage here should make for an entertaining battle in a game of teams who know one another extremely well. I think the Cowboys have shown enough to prove they can hang on the road this season so I like the idea of getting points being given out by a 2-4 team. Take the Cowboys plus the 3.5 here.
Dallas Cowboys +3.5 Philadelphia Eagles