Philadelphia is Going After Its Ninth Straight Win Against NFC Foes
The two best teams in the NFC East are set to meet twice in the next five weeks, beginning with the Week 9 matchup in Philadelphia, with the Cowboys vs Eagles point spread listing the host Eagles as the favorite.
The home team has won eight of the last nine meetings between the Cowboys and Eagles, including both matchups during the 2022 season.
When looking at the NFL odds this week, Philadelphia is a 3-point favorite.
Philadelphia has been favored in each of its last 15 home games, with the last time the Eagles were the underdogs at home coming in a 2022 matchup against Dallas.
Offensive linemen Chuma Edoga and Tyron Smith, receiver Michael Gallup, and safety Jayron Kearse are questionable for Dallas.
For Philadelphia, rookie defensive tackle Jalen Carter is expected to play while tight end Grant Calcarerra, defensive linemen Jordan Davis and Milton Davis, offensive lineman Cam Jurgens, running backs Rashaad Penny and Boston Scott, defensive back Bradley Roby are among the NFL players who are questionable for the game. Jurgens returned to practice.
When looking at the NFL Super Bowl favorites, Philadelphia trails only the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs in the odds to win the Super Bowl, with Dallas coming in tied for fourth at +1000 in the championship odds.
In the odds to win the NFC East title, Philadelphia leads the way at -140, followed by Dallas at +160.
Location: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA
Line: Philadelphia -3
Cowboys Off and Running
In the two losses for Dallas, the Cowboys have been outscored 16-3 in the first quarter, with Dallas failing to lead in the games against Arizona and San Francisco.
In the other games, Dallas has outscored its opponents 57-6 in the first quarter and only trailed for 4:10 in those five victories.
A quick look at the NFL game scores will show that no team has scored more points in the first quarter than the Cowboys. That has given Dallas the ability to run and, throw the ball, and control the game. It might be hard to do that against a Philadelphia team that is the toughest to run against in the NFL. Keep that in mind when looking at the Cowboys vs Eagles point spread for this matchup.
The total has gone under in five of the last seven games played by Dallas, but six of the last eight road games ended up going under the total.
Eagles Feeling Right At Home
Philadelphia has won 10 of its last 12 home games during the regular season and is one of three teams still undefeated at home this season. That is a factor in the Cowboys vs Eagles point spread favoring the Eagles on Sunday.
However, the Eagles have covered in just one of their last five games at home during the regular season.
It hasn’t been easy as the Eagles trailed NFC East rival Washington by 10 points in the first half before winning in overtime, and they were tied for Miami late in the third quarter.
The total has gone under in four of the last six games for Philadelphia.
Philadelphia was the four-point underdog against the host Cowboys during the Christmas Eve football matchup and twice led by 10 points before Dallas outscored the Eagles 23-7 over the final 1.5 quarters.
Two Brett Maher field goals just 38 seconds apart lifted Dallas to the 40-34 win with the final kick with 1:41 to go, enabling the Cowboys to cover.
The game went over the 48-point total on the second of three Dak Prescott touchdown passes with 2:12 left in the third quarter.
It was the fifth straight game between the teams in the regular NFL season to go over the total and the 18th straight game in the series where the winning team also covered against the NFL betting lines.
Cowboys vs Eagles Betting Preview
Philadelphia is going after its ninth straight win against a team from the NFC, with the only loss this season coming against the New York Jets out of the AFC East.
Dallas is second and Philadelphia third in the NFL in scoring offense, so this could be a challenging affair for both defenses. The Eagles did add safety Kevin Byard in a trade with Tennessee.
Philadelphia quarterback Jalen Hurts is tied for the third-best odds in the NFL regular-season Most Valuable Player race, with Dallas QB Dak Prescott tied for 10th at +3300.
The teams have split the last six regular-season meetings in Philadelphia, with the Eagles winning the most recent home game against Dallas 26-17 as a 6.5-point favorite.
The game has a total of 47, and it is the fourth straight meeting between the division rivals to have a total under 50. That hasn’t happened since the 2017 and 2018 seasons.
Philadelphia is 3-0 outright when listed as the favorite at home, with Dallas dropping its only game this season as a road underdog.
Philadelphia’s A.J. Brown is second in the NFL with 939 receiving yards, with CeeDee Lamb of the Cowboys ninth with 633 yards. Lamb has caught 19 of 21 targets for 275 yards in the last two games. He had 15 catches for 188 yards in the two games versus Philadelphia last season.
Brown has six straight 100-yard games. He had nine receptions for 170 yards in the two matchups against Dallas a season ago.
The injuries on the defensive line for the Eagles are a concern, but it is still hard to pick against Philadelphia at home.
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