The Eagles have gotten off to a rocky start this season, but they have a chance to take sole possession over first place in the NFC East, as they travel to Dallas for a game against the Cowboys.
A win in Dallas could drastically turn their season around, but it won’t be easy. Both teams are coming off losses (Dallas has lost three in a row), and this Sunday Night Football game should be an absolute battle.
Betting odds for Eagles at Cowboys
The Eagles come into this game as 3-point underdogs, and according to FanDuel Sportsbook, the over-under is currently set at 49.5. The public is 71% on Philadelphia to cover the spread, which means people have really bought in on the Cowboys’ recent struggle.
The Eagles are 2-4 against the spread this season, but they don’t care about that. They care about heading to Dallas and leaving with a win, which would ultimately have them covering along the way.
Philadelphia’s last seven games have hit the over, and seven of Dallas’ last nine games have hit the over as well. This will probably lead to a lot of people betting on the over, especially considering neither teams’ defenses have looked very good.
There are some interesting odds when it comes to betting on the final result. Picking the Eagles to win by 1-6 points is +360, and for the Cowboys it is +350. If you think it’s going to be a blowout, Eagles winning by 13 to 18 points is +1000.
What to watch for in Eagles vs. Cowboys
- I’ve said it before and I’ll say It every week until it happens, Eagles tight end Zach Ertz has to get it going. The offense should pick back up when wide receiver DeSean Jackson returns, but that won’t happen this week. The passing attack could finally be on full display behind Jackson, Ertz and wide receiver Alshon Jeffery.
- Can the Eagles stop anyone? Washington, Green Bay and Detroit all put up 27 points on them and it was even worse with Minnesota who scored 38. Dallas is averaging 25.5 points per game, compared to the Eagles’ 26.8 ppg. In order for the Eagles to cover the spread, they will need to either score more than normal, or allow less than normal. My money is on scoring more than normal, because the defense has not been able to stop anyone.
- The running back duo of Jordan Howard and Miles Sanders has been much better as of late, and if the Eagles want to win this game on the road, that will have to continue.