Tonight, January the 9th, the Philadelphia Eagles will travel to Dallas to collide with the Dallas Cowboys for the NFC Wild Card round of the playoffs. This will be the 3rd meeting of the season between the Eagles and Cowboys, with Dallas coming out on top in the previous two games, including a 24-0 route of the Eagles in Cowboys Stadium last Sunday. The Cowboys (11-5) won the NFC East with that victory, while the Eagles (11-5) settled for the 2nd NFC Wild Card spot. The Cowboys have won 4 of the last 6 meetings overall with Philadelphia, including victories this year of 20-16 Nov. 8 in Philadelphia, and 24-0 Jan.3 in Dallas. Dallas out-matches the Eagles in 3 offensive categories: total yards per game, passing yards per game, and rushing yards per game. The key to victory for the Eagles will be to stop Dallas’ 3-way running attack as the Cowboys like to use all 3 backs; Marion Barber, Felix Jones, and Tashard Choice. The key to victory for Cowboys will be to key an eye on Eagles WR Desean Jackson as well as their TE Brent Celek, both of Mcnabb’s favorite targets through their air. This is likely to be the most intense playoff game of the weekend, so be sure not to miss out on tonight’s action from Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, TX. Listed below are the betting lines, odds, trends and our personal predictions on tonight’s Eagles vs. Cowboys playoff game!
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys Betting Line and Odds:
Philadelphia Eagles +4 (-115)
@ Dallas Cowboys -4 (-105)
Philadelphia Eagles (+160)
@ Dallas Cowboys (-180)
Over 45.5 (-105)
Under 45.5 (-115)
Eagles vs. Cowboys Betting Trends:
Cowboys are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games
Cowboys are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games as a home favorite
Eagles are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 vs. NFC
Eagles are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 playoff games
Philadelphia Eagles @ Dallas Cowboys Wild Card Playoff Predictions:
Final Score – Dallas 21 Philadelphia 17
Spread Prediction – I like the COWBOYS to cover the +4 point spread tonight at home. Although the previous 2 games this season between these two mean nothing, it did give us a chance to look at some key matchups before tonight’s contest. Dallas did a good job on WR Desean Jackson this season, and did not allow Philadelphia any big plays from the line of scrimmage. Dallas has the most improved WR in the NFL this season Miles Austin on their side, as well as a defense who has not allowed a single point in 8 straight quarters. If Dallas stops the passing threat tonight from Donovan McNabb, they have an excellent shot at winning their first playoff game since 1996.
Over/Under Prediction – Take the UNDER 45.5 total points in this game tonight. UNDER is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings between these two in Dallas, and it is 2-0 in the 2 games between these two teams this season. Dallas’ defense is playing too good lately to be picked apart easily by the Philadelphia offense, and Dallas has not been scoring record amounts of points this season. This game will have some points scored, but not enough to get over the high total of 45.5.