Philadelphia (3-3) at Dallas (3-3)
When: Sunday, October 20th, 2019
Where: AT&T Stadium,
Time: 8:20 ET | TV: NBC
Opening Odds: Dallas -2.5/47.5
Dallas Cowboys’ fans were already talking NFC East title after the first three weeks of the regular season, but now their team is in danger of dropping to second place. The Cowboys host the Philadelphia Eagles for first place in the division on NBC’s Sunday Night Football. Philadelphia and Dallas have combined for the past three NFC East titles. The Eagles are 1-0 in the division (Dallas 2-0) and these teams play in Philadelphia in Week 16. The Cowboys have dropped three straight after a 3-0 start and last week’s 22-20 loss to the New York Jets was a low-point for this team. The Eagles began a three-game road trip with a 38-20 loss at Minnesota and will not play another NFC East team after Sunday until the final four weeks of the regular season. The Cowboys swept both games last season on the way to the East title, winning 27-20 in Week 10 at Philadelphia and 29-23 in overtime at home. Dak Prescott threw for 455 yards and three scores – all to Amari Cooper – in the second contest, and Dallas has covered seven of the past 10 in the series, while the total is 5-5 in that span. Most online sportsbooks have this line set at Dallas -2.5 as of Saturday morning with a total of 49.5.
Philly needs to shore-up their defense a bit after allowing Minnesota to accumulate 325 yards passing and four touchdown throws last week. Overall, the Eagles defense is ranked second against the run and 29th versus the pass. Linebacker Brandon Graham, who leads the team with four sacks, has 5.5 in his past seven meetings with the Cowboys. Quarterback Carson Wentz threw for 306 yards and two scores in Sunday’s loss and didn’t have speedy wide receiver DeSean Jackson, who hasn’t played since Week 2 with an abdomen injury. Alshon Jeffery has picked up the slack with Jackson out, catching 19 passes in the last two weeks after a team-leading 10 receptions for 76 yards last week. Tight end Zach Ertz, who has four touchdowns in his last five contests versus the Cowboys, joins fellow tight end Travis Kelce (Kansas City) and Michael Thomas (New Orleans) as the lone NFL players with 50-plus receiving yards in each of his first six games this season. The Eagles will travel to Buffalo next week for a 1:00 ET game.
Owner Jerry Jones says no coaching changes are happening in season despite a lot of talk about Jason Garrett’s job after the embarrassing loss to the Jets last week. Offensive tackles La’el Collins and Tyron Smith missed the game with injuries, while Cooper missed most of it with a quad injury and cornerback Byron Jones left with a hamstring issue. All are probable for this week with Jones listed as questionable. With the availability of fellow wideout Randall Cobb (back) also in jeopardy, veteran tight end Jason Witten could be in line for an increased workload against the Eagles’ porous pass defense after recording five receptions for 57 yards last week – both season highs. The defense is ranked ninth overall (331.8) and seventh in points allowed (19.0). The Cowboys head into their bye week before hosting the Giants on Monday Night Football.
Both teams are pretty banged-up and looking to rebound off tough losses last week. Philly’s secondary is a mess and Prescott could have a big night. Dallas is not as good as their 3-0 start, but they’re also not as bad as what they’ve showed the last three weeks. The Cowboys play much better within their division (10-1 ATS run) and I’ll call for a close victory here.
Pick: Cowboys -2.5 (More Week 7 Free Picks)
Eagles are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games in October.
Eagles are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games.
Eagles are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games following a straight up loss of more than 14 points.
Eagles are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games after allowing more than 350 total yards in their previous game.
Eagles are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games in Week 7.
Eagles are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NFC.
Cowboys are 10-1 ATS in their last 11 vs. NFC East.
Cowboys are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games after allowing more than 250 yards passing in their previous game.
Cowboys are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games in Week 7.
Cowboys are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games after accumulating more than 350 total yards in their previous game.
Cowboys are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games after allowing more than 350 total yards in their previous game.
Over is 8-1 in Eagles last 9 games after allowing more than 350 total yards in their previous game.
Over is 8-2 in Eagles last 10 games after allowing more than 30 points in their previous game.
Over is 4-1 in Eagles last 5 vs. NFC.
Over is 4-1 in Eagles last 5 games following a ATS loss.
Under is 4-1 in Eagles last 5 games in Week 7.
Over is 14-5 in Eagles last 19 games on fieldturf.
Under is 5-2 in Eagles last 7 games in October.
Over is 24-10 in Eagles last 34 road games.
Under is 9-4 in Eagles last 13 games after accumulating more than 250 yards passing in their previous game.
Over is 35-16 in Eagles last 51 games following a straight up loss.
Over is 15-7 in Eagles last 22 vs. NFC East.
Over is 6-0 in Cowboys last 6 vs. NFC East.
Over is 5-0 in Cowboys last 5 games following a ATS loss.
Over is 9-1 in Cowboys last 10 games after accumulating more than 350 total yards in their previous game.
Over is 7-1 in Cowboys last 8 games following a straight up loss.
Over is 6-1 in Cowboys last 7 vs. NFC.
Over is 8-2 in Cowboys last 10 games in October.
Over is 4-1 in Cowboys last 5 games after allowing more than 250 yards passing in their previous game.
Over is 4-1 in Cowboys last 5 games after accumulating more than 250 yards passing in their previous game.
Over is 7-2 in Cowboys last 9 games overall.
Over is 8-3 in Cowboys last 11 home games.
Over is 5-2 in Cowboys last 7 games on fieldturf.
Under is 15-7 in Cowboys last 22 games after allowing more than 350 total yards in their previous game.
Favorite is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 meetings.
Road team is 11-4 ATS in their last 15 meetings.