Philadelphia Eagles (8-3) at Dallas Cowboys (8-3)
|Date & Time||Thursday November 27, 2014, 4:30 PM (EST)|
The Line: Dallas Cowboys -3 -- Over/Under: 51.5
The Dallas Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagles face off on Thanksgiving Day in NFL week 13 NFL action.
The Dallas Cowboys are tied for first in the NFC East and the get a crack at the team they are tied with head to head at home in this one. The Cowboys are coming off of a win on Sunday Night over the Giants to raise their record to 8-3 for the year. The Cowboys offense is averaging 26.5 points and 387.3 yards per game led by QB Tony Romo who has completed 68.8 percent of his passes with 22 touchdowns and six interceptions. DeMarco Murray is having a monster year rushing the football gaining 1,354 yards and scoring seven touchdowns and catching 38 passes out of the backfield and Dez Bryant leads Dallas in receiving with 63 catches and 10 touchdowns. The Cowboys defense allows 21.8 points and 355 yards per game that both rank them around the middle of the pack in the NFL and they are minus one in turnover ratio. Barry Church has 62 tackles, Rolondo McClain has 55 tackles, and J.J. Wilcox has 51 tackles. The Cowboys have won their last two games.
The Philadelphia Eagles are 8-3 and hold the current tiebreak so they lead the NFC East. The Philadelphia offense is averaging 31.1 points and 411.8 yards per game and are guided by QB Mark Sanchez who has come in relief to compete 62.3 percent of his passes with seven touchdowns and six interceptions. LeSean McCoy has rushed for 859 yards and three touchdowns and Jeremy Maclin has caught 63 passes and has nine touchdowns but Jordan Mathews has come on late and has 50 catches while Darren Sproles has also provided sparks for the Eagles offense. Defensively Philadelphia is allowing 25 points and 375.3 yards per game and they are minus eight in turnover ratio. Malcolm Jenkins has 50 tackles, Mychal Kendricks has 47 tackles, and Nate Allen has 45 tackles. The Eagles have won three of their last four games.
Dallas is 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 home games, 6-1 against the spread after allowing more than 350 yards, and 1-5 against the spread after scoring more than 30 points in their previous game. Philadelphia is 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games, 2-5 against the spread in their last seven road games, and 1-4 against the spread against a team with a winning record. The underdog has covered the point spread in four of the last five meetings of these two.
If you are eating your turkey at halftime and are thinking seconds after the game, you are going to have plenty of time to digest as this sets up to be a high scoring game so my free pick is the over. I also have a play on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.