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AJ Brown

NFC East Divisional Matchup

Point Spread: Cowboys -3.5 | Total Points: 51.5

Heading into the game, the Eagles are the 1st ranked team in the NFC with a record of 10-2. Against other teams in the Conference, they have a mark of 6-1. After dropping their last game by a score of 42-19 to the 49ers, they are looking to bounce back with a win this week. Alongside their 23-point loss, the Eagles also suffered an ATS defeat. They were 3-point underdogs before the game. The over/under line for the game was set at 46.5 points, and the final combined total surpassed it with 61 points.

Overall, the Cowboys have an above .500 record at 9-3. Helping their cause, is the fact that they are in the midst of a four-game winning streak. In NFC action, the team is 6-3. In their previous game, the Cowboys secured a victory against the Seahawks, by a score of 41-35. Even with a victory, the Cowboys couldn’t cover the spread against the Seahawks, going in favored v 9.5. With a set over/under line of 47.5 points, the game concluded with a combined total of 76 points, surpassing the betting line.

Philadelphia Eagles vs Dallas Cowboys History

Last year, the Eagles and Cowboys split their head-to-head matchups with each team going 1-1. Together the Eagles and Cowboys averaged 58.5 points per game and had an over/under record of 2-0. Against the spread, they each went 1-1. On offense, the two teams finished with similar production in yardage, with the Eagles averaging 355 yards per game compared to the Cowboys at 367.

In the last three head-to-head matchups, the Eagles are averaging 29 points per game, compared to the Cowboys at 26. These figures have led to Philadelphia posting a record of 2-1.

Notable Injuries

Philadelphia Eagles

  • Shaun Bradley – Achilles (Out)
  • Isaiah Rodgers Sr. – Suspension (Out)
  • Nakobe Dean – Foot (Out)
  • Zech McPhearson – Achilles (Out)
  • Roderick Johnson – Undisclosed (Out)
  • Avonte Maddox – Pectoral (Out)
  • Justin Evans – Knee (Questionable)
  • Zach Cunningham – Hamstring (Questionable)
  • Julio Jones – Groin (Questionable)
  • Fletcher Cox – Groin (Probable)
  • Darius Slay – Knee (Questionable)
  • Jack Stoll – Knee (Probable)

Dallas Cowboys

  • DeMarvion Overshown – Knee (Out)
  • David Durden – Knee (Out)
  • Viliami Fehoko Jr. – Knee (Out)
  • Sean McKeon – Ankle (Out)
  • Rico Dowdle – Ankle (Questionable)
  • Peyton Hendershot – Ankle (Probable)
  • John Stephens Jr. – Knee (Out)
  • C.J. Goodwin – Pectoral (Out)
  • Billy Price – Undisclosed (Out)
  • Leighton Vander Esch – Neck (Out)
  • Trevon Diggs – Knee (Out)
  • Josh Ball – Hip (Out)
  • Matt Waletzko – Shoulder (Questionable)

Keys To Victory: Philadelphia Eagles

Quarterback Jalen Hurts will try to lead the Eagles to a win despite being 3.5-point underdogs on the road. As a team, Philadelphia is averaging 27.4 points per game, placing them 4th in the NFL. This season, he has completed 66.5% of his passes, leading an average of 249 yards per game in the passing attack. Overall, he is 11th among QB’s in passing yards and 10th in attempts. Against the Cowboys, the team will look to get receiver A.J. Brown involved in the passing game. This year, he is averaging 9.8 targets per game, leading to an overall receiving yards total of 1164. Philadelphia comes in with an average of 4 yards per rushing attempt and have an average of 30.6 attempts per game. In terms of total rushing yards, they are currently ranked 8th in the league.

Keys To Victory: Dallas Cowboys

The Dallas offense comes into week 14 averaging only 32.3 points per game, placing them 1st in the league. Dallas’ passing offense, heading into this week’s game, holds the 3rd ranking in passing yards. In terms of attempts, they are 8th, with an average of 35.9 passes per game. A key aspect to the team’s strong offensive play has been their ability to run the ball. This year, the Cowboys are near the top of the league in both attempts and yards per game. Currently, the team is averaging 117 yards per game on the ground.

Betting Trends

  • Although Philadelphia has a straight-up record of 2-1 in their last three road games, they have not held up as well vs. the spread going 1-1-1. The team averaged 24 points per game in these games.
  • In their last three home games, Dallas has averaged 25 points per game while allowing 18. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-1 while going 2-1 vs. the spread.
  • As the betting underdog, the Eagles have an ATS mark of just 3-7 in their last ten games. Philadelphia posted a straight-up mark of 2-8 in these matchups.
  • Dallas has done well both straight up and vs the spread when favored to win the game, going 5-0 SU and 5-0 ATS in their last five games.


  • Dallas Cowboys 25 – Philadelphia Eagles 24
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