Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles Point Spread Pick
Point Spread Line: Eagles -3.5
Moneyline: Dallas +165 / Philadelphia -190
Time: 8:30 PM EST Sunday December 14, 2014 on NBC
Dallas Cowboys (9-4) vs. Philadelphia Eagles (9-4)
This Sunday night prime time game is a HUGE one in the NFC East, as the winner can capture the division crown if they then go on to win their last 2 games. The Eagles are the 3.5-point favorite in this game and on Thanksgiving in the Big D they embarrassed the Cowboys beating them 33-10.
The Eagles may have the advantage in looking at the schedule, as they are at home in this game and their last 2 games are both facing sub .500 teams while the Cowboys host the Colts next week before finishing off with the reeling Redskins.
The Eagles lost their first home game of the season last week against the Seahawks and that was the only team they have faced in Philly that has a winning record.
The Cowboys are coming off a solid offensive performance against the Bears, but their offense sputtered in the first match up with the Eagles.
In their last games the Cowboys beat the Chicago Bears 41-28 and the Eagles lost to the Seattle Seahawks 24-14.
The Cowboys are 7-6 ATS and they have an Over/Under record of 7-5-1 and the Eagles are 8-5 ATS and they have an Over/Under record of 8-5.
On the season the Eagles are 6-1 at home and the Cowboys are 6-0 on the road.
The Cowboys have won 4 of their last 5 games against the Eagles in Philadelphia including the last 2.
Tony Romo was held in check in the first match up with the Eagles, but came back strong against the Bears passing for 205 yards with 3 TD and 0 INT. The Eagles' pass defense only ranks 26th in the league and their main goal is to contain WR Dez Bryant, who has twice as many yards as the next leading target in TE Jason Witten.
One of the main reasons the Eagles beat the Cowboys in the first match up was that they held the league's rushing leader in DeMarco Murray to a season low 73 yards. However, he had a season high 179 in the win over the Bears and the Eagles gave up 188 rushing yards to the Seahawks last week.
Mark Sanchez, LeSean McCoy and the Eagles offense was stymied in the loss to the Seahawks, but Seattle has the best defense in the league. The Cowboys only rank 25th in the league in pass defense and 17th in run defense. In the Thanksgiving Day win the Eagles rushed for 256 yards with McCoy going for 159.
Philadelphia: 9-4 SU 9-4 ATS
The Cowboys are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games after allowing more than 250 yards passing in their previous game, and they have an Over record of 5-0 in their last 5 road games.
The Eagles are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, 5-14-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record, and they have an Over record of 5-2 in their last 7 home games.
The Cowboys are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against the Eagles in Philadelphia.
In the last 8 games between these 2 teams the total has gone Under 6 times.
Free Against the Spread Pick
The Seahawks ran for 188 yards versus the Eagles' defense last week, but 48 of those yards came from mobile QB Russell Wilson. The Cowboys had a total of 93 yards in that game and while we do expect them to do better this week we don't expect them to get anywhere near Seattle's total. This game may be closer than the Week 13 game, but expect the straight up and spread cover again by Philadelphia.
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