Eagles fans, it all comes down to this. The Eagles and Cowboys will battle for the NFC East division crown this weekend. FanDuel has the Cowboys currently listed as -2.5 point favorites even though the game will be played in Philly. America’s team is favored simply because they trounced the Rams last week. However, Dak Prescott is dealing with injuries to his throwing shoulder as well as a finger on his throwing hand. Will the Eagles pull off the upset and make it to the playoffs? Let’s find out.
Spread & Moneyline
Though both of these squads have their fair share of injuries, the Cowboys are the healthier team. Do not let Dak Prescott’s minor injuries sway you; Dak looked perfectly fine last week so he should be “all systems go” this week in a season-defining matchup with the Eagles. Even if you like Philly’s chances to win this game, do not lose sight of the fact that this is the same team that lost to the Dolphins merely a few weeks ago.
Nelson Agholor probably won’t be back this week. Jordan Howard is still nursing a shoulder injury yet Miles Sanders is a solid running back capable of carrying the load. However, the Eagles have struggled to protect Carson Wentz all season long. This matchup does not bode well for the Eagles as rushing the passer is one of the Cowboys’ primary strengths.
Pick: Cowboys moneyline -115 and Cowboys -2.5
The Cowboys leaned on their run game last week, feeding Zeke and Tony Pollard throughout the entire game. It is no secret Amari Cooper has been struggling with injuries in the second half of the season. Even if Dallas decided to air out the football, they would have to solve the puzzle that is the Eagles secondary. Though Philly’s defense is not the best in the league, they have solid cornerbacks. Look for Dallas to eat up the clock with another relentless ground attack.
Pick: Under 46.5
The Cowboys are clearly the better team. Let’s assume the Cowboys emerge victorious. The game will likely end up with a cumulative point total around 40 points simply because the Eagles lack offensive firepower and the Cowboys seem determined to run the ball down opponents’ throats in the second half of the season. The FanDuel game prop of a Cowboys victory combined with the under at +220 is quite tempting.
Pick: Cowboys win combined with Under 46 points +220