NFL · Mon (9/27) @ 8:15pm ET
|AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas|
Here’s a close look at Monday night’s NFL game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys in the JerryDome.
The odds below are provided by Caesars Sportsbook.
Philadelphia Eagles (1-1) at Dallas Cowboys (1-1)
- Time: 8:15 p.m.
- Line: Cowboys by 3.5 (51.5)
The skinny: Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott gets to play in his first home game since his season-ending ankle injury last season in Week 5.
Facts: Philadelphia has given Dallas its most lopsided loss of the season nine times since 2001, including four occasions in Texas. In the Eagles’ 17-11 loss at home to San Fran last week, both teams’ average starting field position was their 19. No wonder the total went well “under.” In the past 15 years, no two teams have had such lousy launch points in the same game. Philadelphia had a 94-yard drive last week that ended on downs. There have been 11 other drives of 90-plus yards this season and all were capped by TDs, including two by the 49ers in Philly. Last week in LA against the Chargers, for the first time under coach Mike McCarthy’s 18-game watch the Cowboys scored a TD on their first possession. But they did have seven touchdowns on their second drives. Prescott didn’t face the Eagles last year before his injury, with Philly beating one-and-done Ben DiNucci 23-9 in Philadelphia and Andy Dalton later steering Dallas to a 37-17 home win in Dallas. The Cowboys, already without standout pass-rushing lineman DeMarcus Lawrence (IR), could be missing safety Keanu Neal (COVID).
Full Eagles Vs. Cowboys Odds
Analysis: The Cowboys aren’t the only ones feeling the grip of injury/COVID absences. Eagles star TE Zach Ertz (COVID) is listed as out, as well as Pro Bowl DE Brandon Graham (IR, Achilles) and Pro Bowl ORG Brandon Brooks (IR, pectoral), to go with the iffy status of star RB Miles Sanders (chest). Thus, QB Jalen Hurts will be operating with a depleted lineup, especially if Sanders can’t play up to speed. And considering Hurts completed only six passes to wide receivers last week, he’s going to be at a loss. Plus, it will be his first game under the prime-time lights as a starter in the pros. As for the Cowboys, RB Tony Pollard has taken over as the team’s most productive rusher with more yards than Zeke Elliott on 11 fewer carries. That one-two punch should prove effective when Prescott’s not throwing for big yards. If WR Amari Cooper (questionable, rib) gets to play, all the better for the home team.
Forecast: Cowboys 27, Eagles 17
Last week: 9-6-1 ATS, 10-6 SU
Season total: 19-12-1 (.613) ATS, 22-10 (.688) SU