This Sunday the Dallas Cowboys (7-5) will host the Philadelphia Eagles in a huge NFC East showdown. Kickoff is set for 4:25 EST at AT&T Stadium and will be televised locally on FOX.
Taking a look at the Week 14 NFL odds, the books have Dallas listed as a 3.5-point home favorite with the total set for 44 points.
Eagles vs Cowboys Vegas Preview & Game Predictions
Philadelphia comes in off a 28-13 win at home over division rival Washington, covering as a 5.5-point favorite. With that win the Eagles have won consecutive games for the first time this season and are still very much in the playoff hunt in the NFC.
Dallas enters off an impressive 13-10 win at home over the Saints on Thursday Night Football. The Cowboys won outright as a 7.5-point dog. Dallas snapped the Saints 10-game winning streak and have now won and covered 4 in a row.
This game could decide the NFC East. Right now the Cowboys have a 1-game lead over both the Eagles and Redskins with just 4 to play. With Washington down to 3rd string quarterback Mark Sanchez, most assume it will be one of these two teams. Dallas already won at Philadelphia 27-20 as a 7-point dog in Week 10, so if they win they will not only be up 2-games in the standings, but will own the tie-breaker.
The Wild Card is not out of the question for these two teams, as Seattle owns the top Wild Card spot at 7-5 and Minnesota has the other at 6-5-1.
Free Pro Football Pick Against The Spread: Eagles +3.5
Even though the Eagles have burned me on multiple occasions this season, I would have to lean towards grabbing the points with Philadelphia. This is just one of those games that I don’t see being decided until the 4th quarter and that makes the 3.5-points that much more valuable. It wouldn’t surprised me at all if this thing came down to a field goal in the final minutes. Keep in mind it was 20-20 with less than 4 minutes to play in the first meeting.
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I know there’s a lot of excitement right now with the Cowboys and their 4-game winning streak, but I’ve still got major concerns with the offense. It just relies so much on the running game that they are going to constantly find themselves in close games. All 4 wins during this streak have come by 8-points or less.
As for the Eagles, I think there’s some legit signs that this team could be getting ready to peak offensively. The run game has been greatly improved since they started giving rookie Josh Adams the bulk of the carries. They also just recently got back Darren Sproles, who I think is going to be huge coming out of the backfield to negate all that pressure Dallas likes to bring. Wide out Golden Tate, who they acquired in a trade is also coming off his best game, catching 7 passes for 85 yards and a score.
I know it hasn’t been up to the ridiculous level that he was playing at prior to getting hurt last year, but I like Carson Wentz to deliver in the big game and there’s not been a bigger game to date for Philadelphia than this one. That’s another thing. Dallas is coming off a massive upset win at home and those are the type of games that are tough to bounce back from.
Unlike the Eagles, their backs aren’t up against the wall and it’s not easy beating a team from your same division twice in one year. In fact, you have to go back to 2012 to find the last time the same team in this series won both games during the regular-season.
It’s also worth pointing out just how dominant the road team has been at covering the spread. In the last 14 meetings the road team is 11-3 ATS. Philadelphia is also 20-8 ATS in their last 28 road games when revenging a same season loss. Give me the Eagles +3.5!