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Where: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA
When: Sunday, November 11, 8:20 PM. ET.
The Philadelphia Eagles will be going for their second consecutive win when they take on the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football.
Cowboys Trying To Snap Two-Game Losing Streak
The Cowboys came into the season hoping to win the NFC East, but things haven’t gone as planned. After eight games, the Cowboys are 3-5 and sit in third place in the division behind the Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles. The Cowboys have also lost their last two games and they will be trying to snap their losing streak against the Eagles on Sunday night.
— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) November 6, 2018
With their offense struggling, the Cowboys traded a first-round pick to the Oakland Raiders for Amari Cooper. In his first game with the Cowboys, Cooper had five receptions for 58 yards and one touchdown, but the team lost to the Tennessee Titans 28-14.
Dak Prescott has completed 62.9 percent of his passes for 1,660 yards, 10 touchdowns, and five interceptions. He also has 247 rushing yards and one touchdown. Ezekiel Elliott is fourth in the league with 680 rushing yards, but he has only three rushing touchdowns this season.
Defensively, the Cowboys are giving up 18.9 points per game, which is third in the league, but they didn’t play well against the Titans, who have one of the worst offenses in the league. If their defense doesn’t step up against the Eagles, the Cowboys will likely lose their third consecutive game.
Eagles Looking For Third Win In Four Games
The Eagles bounced back from a two-game losing streak by winning two of their last three games. They will be trying to win their second game in a row and their third in their last four contests when they face the Cowboys on Sunday night.
The Eagles got some good news this week when team doctors cleared running back Darren Sproles and offensive lineman Lane Johnson to play this week, giving them depth at positions they have been thin at because of injuries.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) November 7, 2018
Carson Wentz has played well since his return from offseason surgery and has completed 70.7 percent of his passes for 1,788 yards, 13 touchdowns, and two interceptions. He has also lost seven fumbles this season.
Golden Tate will make his debut with the Eagles this week after getting traded to Philadelphia during their bye week. Tate has 44 catches for 517 yards and three touchdowns this season. He faced the Cowboys as a member of the Detroit Lions earlier this season and finished the game with eight receptions for 132 yards and two touchdowns. The Eagles will be hoping for another a similar effort from him when they play Dallas on Sunday.
Defensively, the Eagles have also played well this season, holding opponents to 19.5 points per game, which is fifth in the league. If they can keep pressure on Prescott and keep Elliott in check, they should be able to get the win.
- 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games after accumulating more than 350 total yards in their previous game.
- 10-4 ATS in its last 14 games following an ATS win.
- 1-4 ATS in its last 5 vs. NFC.
- 0-4 ATS in its last 4 games when playing on Sunday following a Monday night game.
The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.
Full-Game Side Bet
The Eagles have played well against the spread, winning eight of their last 11 games after gaining over 350 yards in their previous game and 10 of their last 14 games after an ATS win. The Cowboys have struggled against the spread, losing four of their last five games against NFC teams and their last four games following a Monday Night Football appearance the previous week.
Prediction: Philadelphia Eagles -6.5
Full-Game Total Pick
The total has gone under in Dallas’ last four games against NFC East opponents and in 13 of the team’s last 16 games. The total has also gone under in Philadelphia’s last four home games and in four of the last five games between the two teams.
Prediction: Under 51
Full-Game Prop Bet
The Eagles are averaging 22.3 points per game. They will be unable to go past 24.5 points in this game because the Cowboys have been good defensively this season, holding opponents to 18.9 points per game.
Prediction: Eagles – Total Points Under 24.5
Half-Time Side Pick
The Eagles and Cowboys are both averaging 9.6 points per game in the first half this season, but the Eagles have the edge in the first half of this game because they play better defense than the Cowboys, holding opponents to four points per game in their last three games while the Cowboys are giving up seven points per game.
Prediction: Philadelphia Eagles -4
Half-Time Total Bet
The Eagles and Cowboys are averaging 19.2 combined points in the first half, and they will go under in this game because their defenses are giving up 11 points per game in the first half of their last three games.
Prediction: Under 21.5
Half-Time Prop Prediction
Dallas’ offense hasn’t been very good this season and the team has struggled in the first quarter, averaging 4.5 points per game. The Eagles have been better on the offensive end and will score the first point of the game.
Prediction: Team to Score First Philadelphia Eagles -160