Dallas Cowboys (2-5) at Philadelphia Eagles (2-4-1)
NFL Football: Sunday, November 1, 2020 at 8:20 pm (Lincoln Financial Field)
The Line: Philadelphia Eagles -7.5 -- Over/Under: 43.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles meet in Sunday Night Football in week 8 NFL action at Lincoln Financial Field as both teams look to get a leg up in the wide open NFC East.
The Dallas Cowboys need a feel good victory here after losing four of their last five games. The Dallas Cowboys have lost six straight road games. Andy Dalton is completing 61.2 percent of his passes for 452 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions. Ben DiNucci could get the start here with Dalton dealing with a head injury. Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb have combined for 1,080 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Michael Gallup has 19 receptions. The Dallas Cowboys ground game is averaging 101.9 yards per contest, and Ezekiel Elliott leads the way with 458 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Dallas is allowing 34.7 points and 408.1 yards per game. Jaylon Smith leads the Dallas Cowboys with 75 tackles, Aldon Smith has four sacks and Chidobe Awuzie has one interception.
The Philadelphia Eagles look for back-to-back victories for the first time this year to keep their lead in the NFC East. The Philadelphia Eagles are 3-3-1 SU in their last seven home games. Carson Wentz is completing 58.6 percent of his passes for 1,760 yards, 10 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Wentz has two or more touchdown passes in seven of his last 12 games. Travis Fulgham and Greg Ward have combined for 590 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Richard Rogers has 15 receptions. The Philadelphia Eagles ground game is averaging 118.6 yards per contest, and Miles Sanders leads the way with 434 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Philadelphia is allowing 28 points and 350.9 yards per game. Nathan Gerry leads the Philadelphia Eagles with 57 tackles, Brandon Graham has six sacks and Alex Singleton has one interception.
The Cowboys are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games, 13-4 ATS in their last 17 vs. NFC East and 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Eagles are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The over is 15-6 in Cowboys last 21 vs. NFC. The under is 19-7 in Eagles last 26 home games. The Cowboys are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 meetings in Philadelphia and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings. The favorite is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 meetings.
The Dallas Cowboys are going nowhere fast, as they're one of the worst defenses in the league and now their offense takes another major blow with Dalton in concussion protocol. The Cowboys offense didn't have much going for it with Dalton at quarterback, but if he's not cleared for this game, that makes rookie Ben DiNucci the starting quarterback, a guy who had just 167 pass attempts at Pittsburgh in college. It's all bad. Yes, the Philadelphia Eagles have injuries of their own and have had issues getting out of their own way, but this is a game that even where even they should have success on both sides. I just can't make a logical case for the Cowboys right now.
Give me the Eagles in a double-digit victory.