One of the biggest rivalries in the sport will have fans glued to their televisions once again this weekend. The Cowboys will look to take it to Philadelphia and continue their run to finish out the season. Currently, the Cowboys are the favorite to win the division, but the reigning Super Bowl Champs remain in their way. Can the Eagles regain dominance of the NFC East or is this the year for the Cowboys to shine after shaking some rust off their boots after that awful start to the season?
Eagles vs. Cowboys Odds
The current spread is set at 7.5. The Eagles will enter the game as 7.5 point favorites on the road. If the Cowboys want to stay put at the top of the division, they’ll need to overcome the odds and defeat their rivals.
Spread: Eagles -7.5
Eagles vs. Cowboys Head to Head
Earlier this season, the Cowboys edged the Eagles in Philadelphia by a score of 27 -20. Going back to last season, the teams split their series at a game a piece. The Eagles drew first blood with a dominant performance on their way to a 37 – 9 victory. The Cowboys followed that up with a stout defensive effort in their 6 – 0 victory in late December. The Eagles did have their playoff berth all wrapped up and starters were resting in the matchup, but the Cowboys took care of business nonetheless.
Eagles vs. Cowboys Stats
The Cowboys defense has been the storey to this point in the league. Leighton Vander Esch certainly looks like the real deal. He is leading the defense to a top 5 ranking currently. The offense, though has struggled to find balance. They are 6th in rushing yards, but only 27th in passing gains. Together, the offense ranks 25th due to the inefficiencies in the passing attack. The Eagles, though, well they are quite a bit more balanced, but if anything their strengths are the opposite. They rank 12th in the passing game, while struggling to run the football, only able to put together the 23rd best rushing attack in the league. The Eagles defense, although stacked with playmakers and big names, only come in as the 21st ranked team in the league. It is hard to believe that nearly two thirds of the league has a better defense.
Eagles vs. Cowboys News
After defeating the Saints last week, the ‘Boys from Dallas have showed they can hang with the big dogs in the league and that they are truly for real in the hunt for the playoffs. The addition of star wide receiver Amari Cooper finally seems to be paying off as the new big three of Dak Prescott, Zeke Elliott, and Amari Cooper is the young face of the franchise for years to come. Oh and did I mention, they are producing better than nearly any trio in the league right now? The Eagles are struggling to find their winning ways from a season ago currently. Their biggest deep threat has been Zach Ertz for the past few weeks and although he is a great player and quite the mismatch, if he is your big play option, your offense has problems. They need to involve Jordan Matthews, Alshon Jeffery, Nelson Agholor, and Golden Tate. They have one of the deepest wide receiver rooms in the league. It’s about time they show that.
Eagles vs. Cowboys Predictions
I’ll take the Eagles to win outright, but not to over. I wouldn’t be surprised to see that they win this one by only 3-4 points. I’ll take Philadelphia to outscore the Cowboys by a score of 31-28.