Week 11’s Sunday night action is quite the treat for football fans and bettors alike. Carson Wentz and his Philadelphia Eagles are raring to go after a week off, as they travel to Dallas to do battle with their NFC East rivals in the Dallas Cowboys. Though a few games still separate the Cowboys from the leading Eagles, both Dallas and Philly must play each other twice, so the division is still very much up in the air.
That said, the Cowboys are dealing with a plethora of injuries that Philly really isn’t. The Eagles have looked elite all season long an offense, and it will be interesting to see if the Cowboys will have an answer for the Wentz and Jeffery connection.
It is always special whenever these two teams square off, and despite the key omissions from Dallas, look for a tight game between these bitter rivals. The 5-4 Cowboys sure could use a win if they are to hunt down the 8-1 Eagles. As always, read on below for full game details and analysis, as well as a betting prediction for this rivalry showdown to hopefully end your Sunday of betting on a winning note!
Eagles vs. Cowboys Betting Odds:
Philadelphia Eagles -5.5 (-110)
@ Dallas Cowboys +5.5 (-110)
Over 48 (-110)
Under 48 (-110)
Betting odds provided by Bovada.lv
Eagles vs. Cowboys Pick:
Last week the entire football world saw just how important Tyron Smith was to the Dallas Cowboys’ success. His replacement Chaz Green stepped in on the offensive line and looked absolutely brutal. The result was Adrian Clayborn recording six sacks, and Dak Prescott having virtually no time and space from the pocket.
This week it will be interesting to see if Dallas makes adjustments, and if it will even matter. For as good as Philadelphia’s attack is, their rush from their defensive front is also quite solid. Vinny Curry, Brandon Graham, and Fletcher Cox should all decisively win their matchups. Prescott will likely again be under heavy duress throughout, and without Zeke Elliott, it is going to be run the ball to take some pressure away from the passing game. And beyond all of this, it is likely that Philly’s top corner Ronald Darby will be back to shadow Dez Bryant. Moving the chains will be awfully tough for Dallas on Sunday evening.
On the other side of the football, the Eagles are ready to put on yet another show – this time in primetime. Without Sean Lee, the Cowboys’ defense is not all that great. He is the brains of the group, and really their heart and soul. Dallas’ numbers are way worse without Lee, and I’d expect Philly to take full advantage.
As a result, look for Wentz to be able to hit Zach Ertz with regularity since no linebacker will be able to match the big tight end. Making matters worse is they also don’t really have anybody in their secondary who can be solid in a match-up against Alshon Jeffery. And when you add in the new Jay Ajayi element, the Eagles’ running game is something that can also move the chains. Their offense is simply electric – one of the top units in football, and should be able to beat Dallas both on the ground and through the air.
Dallas’ only chance will be to apply all kinds of pressure to Wentz. If he gets time and space, he will be lethal. Unfortunately for the Cowboys is their top talent on the defensive line, DeMarcus Lawrence will need to go head-to-head with Lane Johnson from Philly. Johnson is probably the best right tackle in all of the NFL.
Though I initially liked the Cowboys getting close to a touchdown at home in a rivalry match-up, the more you look into the numbers – I just cannot envision the Eagles being stopped at all in this contest. Dallas just does not have the pieces, they are very depleted at the moment and this game is coming at an awful time for them. Expect Philly to make yet another statement and I don’t think it will be all that close.
PICK = Eagles -5.5 (-110)