The Philadelphia Eagles head to Texas this Sunday, October 30th to take on the Dallas Cowboys in a huge NFC East clash between the top two teams in the division. Philadelphia handed the Minnesota Vikings their first loss of the season last week with a 21-10 home win. The Eagles are in second place in the division with a 4-2 record. Dallas leads the division at 5-1 after sitting out last weekend with a bye. Philadelphia can tie Dallas at the top of the NFC East with a win at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington on Sunday.
Here’s a closer look at the odds, betting trends and pre-game summary for the Eagles vs Cowboys game:
Eagles vs Cowboys – Week 8 Bovada NFL Betting Line:
- Bovada lists the Cowboys at -4.5 points at -110 with the Eagles +4.5 points at -110, the over/under is 43.5 points with both listed at -110
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Eagles vs Cowboys Betting Trends:
- Team record: 4-2 SU, 4-2 ATS
- Philadelphia is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
- The total has gone OVER in 6 of Philadelphia’s last 7 games on the road
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 6 games when playing Dallas
- Philadelphia is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Dallas
- Philadelphia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Dallas
- Team record: 5-1 SU, 5-0-1 ATS
- The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Dallas’s last 11 games
- Dallas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- Dallas is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games at home
- Dallas is 3-7-2 ATS in its last 12 games at home
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas’s last 6 games when playing Philadelphia
- Dallas is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
- Dallas is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
Philadelphia Eagles – A Closer Look:
Philadelphia was led by its special teams and defense in their 21-10 win over Minnesota. The defensive line dominated the Minnesota offensive line and former Eagles’ quarterback Sam Bradford was forced into four turnovers after being sacked six times. The Eagles’ offense was below par though for the second straight week as it also turned the ball over four times and totaled only 239 yards in the game. Lineman Lane Johnson missed the contest due to a suspension, but the offensive line did its job against the Minnesota pass rush.
Quarterback Carson Wentz will need to be a bit better against the Cowboys if the Eagles hope to earn a win. He’s struggled slightly against good secondaries. However, he’ll be facing a Dallas squad which is ranked 20th in the league in passing defense so there is a light at the end of the tunnel. If the Eagles’ defensive line can keep it up for another week they’ll have a decent chance in Dallas. But they’ll be up against the league’s best offensive line, which will make things more difficult.
Dallas Cowboys – A Closer Look:
Dallas has won five straight games and has gone 5-0 ATS over that stretch, all without their injured starting quarterback Tony Romo. Their ground attack has been a key to the winning streak with rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott leading the way behind the strong offensive line. Elliot has picked up a minimum of 130 rushing yards in each of his last four outings. Rookie quarterback Dak Prescott has also done his part and is one of the league’s best passers this season. He struggled a little in his last game against Green Bay as he was picked off for the first time in his career and finished with a 67 per cent completion rate in passing.
However, there was also a bright side to his performance as Prescott threw three touchdown passes for the first time also. Dallas faced the league’s best run defense in Green Bay, but still managed to rack up 191 rushing yards. They’ll be facing the Eagles’ 15th-ranked run defense this weekend, so should still be able to carry the ball with success. Last week’s bye may have helped since Dez Bryant is now back with the squad and back practicing while cornerback Orlando Scandrick should be in the lineup this weekend after missing four games. In addition, Morris Claiborne may also return after suffering a concussion against Green Bay.
Next up for both teams:
- Philadelphia at New York Sunday, November 6
- Dallas at Cleveland Sunday, November 6
By Ian Palmer
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