The big game of the week is here — the Philadelphia Eagles vs. the Dallas Cowboys.
Philadelphia is the sole undefeated team in the league, going 5-0, while Dallas’ Cooper Rush has a 5-0 winning streak as a starter. In what will be a massive NFC East showdown, who will get to walk away from Week 6 with continued victory?
EAGLES VS. COWBOYS: A PRIMETIME MATCHUP
Let’s be honest — last week was rough. The Eagles didn’t play as well as they could have, but left Arizona with a win because of a little luck.
Overall, Philadelphia is just a better team. Jalen Hurts sits at the No. 3 spot among quarterbacks in the league. With 1,359 passing yards and a 97.4 quarterback rating through five games, fans should see ongoing success tonight.
Despite the offensive line being stricken with injuries last week, the Eagles’ O-line still remains No. 1. And, even better, Jordan Mailata, Jason Kelce, Landon Dickerson, and Isaac Seumalo will all return for Sunday night. The rock solid line should allow for some major opportunities for Philadelphia’s offense. The team is averaging 27 points per game, while the Cowboys are averaging just 18.6 points.
The spotlight, however, will be on the defense. Ranked No. 4 in the league, their priority will need to be putting a stop to the Dallas’ run game. Avonte Maddox will return, giving Jonathan Gannon another player to work into his plays.
Cooper Rush will start again for Dak Prescott. Despite Rush’s 5-0 winning streak, he hasn’t been an explosive quarterback all season. Last week he threw for only 102 yards, and if he wants to beat the Eagles tonight, he’s going to have to do better than that.
The Cowboys will have some serious players to keep Philadelphia busy though. On the offense, CeeDee Lamb, Ezekiel Elliott, and Tony Pollard. As for the defense, Micah Parsons, DeMarcus Lawrence, and Trevon Diggs. Dallas’ defense hasn’t given up more than 19 points a game all season, and Parsons has already accumulated six sacks.
WEEK 6 PREDICTIONS
If the Eagles want to win tonight, they have to go hard in the first half. The second quarter has been their best friend all season, and it needs to remain that way in Week 6. There also needs to be a healthy mix of gameplay in the air and on the ground. The Cowboys are allowing 4.7 yards/attempt on the ground, giving Philadelphia the opportunity to get the ball moving.
I think the game winds up being very low scoring, but it will be a good game nonetheless.
The Eagles win by a few, 24-20.
The Linc will light up tonight at 8:20 PM.