There are three divisional games this weekend that will essentially decide the respective title winner in each. The Patriots and the Bills face off on Saturday, while the Vikings and the Packers battle it out on Monday night. As for Sunday, the Dallas Cowboys head to Pennsylvania to take on their fellow 7-7 rivals. The Philadelphia Eagles need to win to keep their playoff hopes alive, though the Cowboys could still plausibly make it through even with a loss this week. But let’s be real, it basically all comes down to this game.
When they met back in Week 7, the Cowboys ran all over the Eagles for 189 yards and three touchdowns. Since then, Philly has tightened up its run defense to rank third in fewest yards allowed of any team this season. It will have its work cut out for it when the defense goes up against Ezekiel Elliott (DFS salary $7,900), who has been hitting his stride with two rushing touchdowns in each of his last two outings. Last season in Philadelphia, Zeke racked up 151 rushing yards and two touchdowns (one receiving). If he can put up numbers even close to those, the Cowboys will be in a great position to win.
The Eagles receiving corps to start the season? Alshon Jeffery, DeSean Jackson and Nelson Agholor. Now, heading into Week 16? J.J. Arcega-Whiteside ($3,500), Greg Ward ($4,200) and Robert Davis ($3,000). While Ward was a bright spot last week against Washington and the tight end duo is still fully active, the Eagles will undoubtedly be fighting an uphill battle against Dallas. I’ll take the Cowboys to cover and clinch the NFC East.
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Cowboys at Eagles
Point Spread: Eagles +2.5
Total Points: 46.5
Money Line: Cowboys -125; Eagles +110
Overall: Cowboys 7-7; Eagles 7-7
ATS: Cowboys 8-6; Eagles 5-9
O/U: Cowboys 9-5; Eagles 7-7
OUT: LB Leighton Vander Esch (neck)
QUESTIONABLE: CB C.J. Goodwin (thumb), WR Devin Smith (knee), LB Joe Thomas (knee)
OUT: T Lane Johnson (ankle)
QUESTIONABLE: WR Nelson Agholor (knee), DE Derek Barnett (ankle), RB Jordan Howard (shoulder), CB Avonte Maddox (knee)
- The Cowboys have won each of their last eight games against NFC East opponents.
- The favorites have covered the spread in seven of the last eight games between the Cowboys and Eagles.
- Each of the Eagles’ last five home games have gone UNDER the total points line.
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