Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles - 11/19/17 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Philadelphia Eagles (8-1) at Dallas Cowboys (5-4)
NFL Football: Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 8:30 pm (AT&T Stadium)
The Line: Dallas Cowboys +3 -- Over/Under: 48 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys meet Sunday in NFL action at AT&T Stadium.
The Philadelphia Eagles look to build on their seven-game winning streak to fully run away with the NFC East crown. The Philadelphia Eagles have lost eight of their last 11 road games. Carson Wentz is completing 60.5 percent of his passes for 2,262 yards, 23 touchdowns and five interceptions. Wentz has two or more touchdown passes in five straight games. Zach Ertz and Alshon Jeffery have combined for 1,028 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns while Nelson Agholor has 29 receptions. The Philadelphia Eagles ground game is averaging 136.8 yards per contest, and LeGarrette Blount leads the way with 504 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Philadelphia is allowing 19.9 points and 315.9 yards per game. Nigel Bradham leads the Philadelphia Eagles with 50 tackles, Brandon Graham has five sacks and Jalen Mills has three interceptions.
The Dallas Cowboys need a statement victory here after splitting their last eight games. The Dallas Cowboys have won nine of their last 11 home games. Dak Prescott is completing 63.3 percent of his passes for 1,994 yards, 16 touchdowns and four interceptions. Prescott has two touchdown passes and zero interceptions in his last three games. Dez Byrant and Jason Witten have combined for 856 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Terrance Williams has 31 receptions. The Dallas Cowboys ground game is averaging 143.6 yards per contest, and Ezekiel Elliott leads the way with 783 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Dallas is allowing 22.8 points and 325.9 yards per game. Jaylon Smith leads the Dallas Cowboys with 53 tackles, DeMarcus Lawrence has 11.5 sacks and Byron Jones has one interception.
The Eagles are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games in November and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Cowboys are 2-8 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 9-21-1 ATS in their last 31 games on fieldturf. The road team is 8-3 ATS in their last 11 meetings. The over is 4-1 in Cowboys last 5 vs. NFC and the over is 6-2 in Eagles last 8 games overall.
I'm all for taking a good football team and the free points, especially at home, but there's a lot of things working against the Cowboys in this spot. The Cowboys simply don't look like the same team without Ezekiel Elliott, and that offensive line was absued by the Atlanta Falcons to the point they gave up eight sacks, which includes six to one player. The Cowboys also may be without the quarterback of their defense in Sean Lee, as he's hurt for the 750th time in his career and remains questionable with a hamstring injury. When Lee doesn't play, the Cowboys defense gets cooked. The Eagles have been possibly the most consistent team in the league over the last two months and have had an extra week to prepare for this game. Wentz is looking like an MVP candidate and that Eagles defense has forced 16 turnovers in nine games. I have to lay the field goal with the Eagles in this spot.