The Philadelphia Eagles (3-3) travel to Texas this weekend for a primetime NFC East showdown against the Dallas Cowboys (3-3) on Sunday Night Football. Kickoff is set for 8:30 PM EST on October 20th at AT&T Stadium and the game will be nationally televised on NBC.
Oddsmakers opened this game up with the Cowboys listed as 3-point home favorites. The spread hasn’t moved at all after early betting, as Dallas is currently available at -3. The total for this matchup is 49.5 points. Click here for a full look at the Week 7 NFL odds and for more links to our individual game previews.
Cowboys vs Eagles Game Odds & Betting Preview
The Eagles saw their modest two-game winning streak come to a close last weekend, falling 38-20 on the road against Minnesota to drop back to .500 on the season overall. Philadelphia gave up ten unanswered points in the first quarter and never fully recovered, giving up four more touchdowns the rest of the way en route to a double-digit loss. QB Carson Wentz went 26/40 for 306 passing yards and two touchdowns while also rushing for 23 yards on the ground. RB Miles Sanders had a monster outing, racking up 135 all-purpose yards and a touchdown. Alshon Jeffery also found the end zone on one of his game-high ten receptions for 76 yards. As a whole, the Eagles generated well over 400 yards of offense and scored two touchdowns despite coming up well short on the scoreboard.
Philadelphia was brutal defensively against the Vikings, surrendering well over 450 total yards of offense and giving up five touchdowns. The Eagles had absolutely no answer for WR Stefon Diggs, as he torched the secondary for 167 yards and three touchdowns on just seven catches.
The Cowboys have now lost three straight games after their red-hot 3-0 start to the season, as they were stunned 24-22 on the road against the previously winless New York Jets. Dallas fell behind 21-6 in the first half and couldn’t quite manage to pull off the comeback despite outscoring Darnold and Co. 16-3 over the final two quarters of the game. QB Dak Prescott went 28/40 for 278 passing yards while also adding 11 rushing yards and a touchdown on the ground. RB Ezekiel Elliott still doesn’t quite look like his usual self but managed to rush for 105 yards and a score. Amari Cooper was forced to leave the game in the first half due to an injury, leaving Tavon Austin to lead the charge for the receiving corps with five catches for 64 yards. Overall, the Cowboys gained over 400 total yards of offense and scored two touchdowns in the loss.
Dallas had a below average outing on the other side of the ball against the Jets, giving up almost 400 total yards and three touchdowns. The Cowboys couldn’t find a way to slow down WR Robby Anderson, who caught five passes for 125 yards and a touchdown.
Free NFL Betting Predictions and Pick: Eagles +3
I think I’m leaning towards taking the points in this pivotal NFC East matchup on Sunday night, as this game could easily be decided by a late field goal either way. Dallas has looked terrible over their three game losing streak, scoring 24 points or less in each loss while also allowing 58 points over their last two games combined. While Philadelphia certainly has had their own struggles through the first six weeks of the season, they have scored 30+ points in two out of their last three outings – including a 34-27 win over the 5-1 overall Green Bay Packers. Although it does sound like Dallas will have star wideout Amari Cooper back in the lineup here in Week 7, there is a good chance that he won’t be anywhere near 100% healthy in a juicy matchup against a well below average Eagles secondary.
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Philadelphia has been quite solid on the road as of late, going 5-2 against the spread over their last seven games away from Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles are also a very impressive 12-3 outright in their last 15 meetings with NFC East opponents and 6-3 over their last nine trips to AT&T Stadium. On the other side, Dak Prescott has thrown five interceptions over his last four games, which certainly doesn’t bode well for Dallas heading into this showdown for first place in the division. While the Cowboys could still find a win to stop their troubling losing skid, I’d rather take a shot with the points and the slight road underdog – give me Philadelphia to cover and possibly win outright!