Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys - 10/30/16 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Eagles (4-2) at Dallas Cowboys (5-1)
NFL Football: Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 8:30 pm (AT&T Stadium)
The Line: Dallas Cowboys -4 -- Over/Under: 43 See the Latest Odds
The Philadelphia Eagles travel to AT&T Stadium to take on the Dallas Cowboys in an NFC East showdown for Week 8’s edition of Sunday Night Football.
The Philadelphia Eagles improved to 4-2 by defeating the Minnesota Vikings 21-10, handing the Vikings their first loss of the 2016 season. Carson Wentz did not look great, completing 16 of his 28 pass attempts for 138 yards and a touchdown that was negated by a pair of interceptions. Ryan Mathews led the ground attack for Philly, racking up 56 yards on 14 carries while Darren Sproles contributed 26 yards on 3 carries of his own. Josh Huff put up team-highs with 4 catches for 39 yards however it was Huff’s 98 yard kickoff return for a touchdown that opened up the Eagles’ scoring account and they never looked back, scoring 21 unanswered points until late in the 4th quarter. Defensively, Philadelphia looked like the team we had seen for much of the early part of the season, holding the Vikes to 282 yards of total offense, while they sacked Minnesota QB Sam Bradford 6 times with Jordan Hicks, Rodney McLeod, Nigel Bradham, Connor Barwin, Brandon Graham and Steven Means all joining in on the fun while McLeod also intercepted Bradford for the first pick of the season for both players.
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The Dallas Cowboys were one of two teams along with the Panthers to have a bye week in week 7, however in week 6 they won their 5th straight, a 30-16 win over the Green Bay Packers. Dak Prescott completed 18 of 27 passes for 247 yards, 3 touchdowns and an interception. Ezekiel Elliott had a 4th straight monster performance, logging 157 yards on 28 carries, his highest yardage output in any game this season as he is making a strong case for rookie of the year through 6 games. Terrance Willams racked up a team-high 75 yards on 4 receptions while Cole Beasley led the Cowboys with 6 catches for 58 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Defensively, it was a busy night for Dallas as they forced 5 Green Bay fumbles, with Barry Church picking off Packers QB Aaron Rodgers and defensive end David Irving registering Dallas’ lone sack on the day.
Philadelphia is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games on turf while the over is 7-0 in their last 7 road games. Dallas is 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games following a bye week and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall while the over is 7-3 in their last 10 division matchups. Philadelphia is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Dallas.
Philadelphia may have gotten back on track last week against a solid Minnesota team but now they have to play a red hot Dallas team, at home, in primetime. Dallas has been solid on both sides of the football, while Philadelphia has looked lost at times even in the victory last week. Until I see some consistency from the Eagles again, I simply can’t fade Dallas at home.
Lay the points with the Cowboys.