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How to watch, what to watch for Cowboys vs. Eagles in Week 8

The Cowboys and Eagles face off in Week 8 of the 2020 NFL season. We break down how to watch the game, odds for the matchup, key injuries, and notable fantasy football start/sit considerations.

Is there any Optimism toward the Dallas Cowboys?

Two division rivals clash. The two win Eagles and Cowboys face off in Philly Sunday night. The Eagles are coming fresh off a one point win over the Giants while the Cowboys are hot off a beatdown at the hands of the Washington Football Team.

There isn’t much to be excited about if you’re a Cowboys fan. At the very least, the Cowboys remain in contention for the division because of how poor it is overall. They can’t do worse then a 25-3 loss, can they?

The Eagles offense has looked a bit better in recent weeks. Carson Wentz wasn’t all that efficient in the win over the Giants, but he still managed to move the ball and score over 20 points. For an NFC East offense, that should be considered a success.

TV Info

Date: Sunday, Nov. 1
Time: 8:20 p.m. ET
Channel: NBC
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Notable Statistical rankings (Football Outsiders)

Cowboys: #31 Overall — #24 offense, #30 defense, #16 special teams
Eagles: #25 Overall — #27 offense, #16 defense, #23 special teams

DraftKings Sportsbook odds

Cowboys: +7.5, +265
Eagles: -7.5, -335
Total: 43.5

Fantasy football start/sit advice

Cowboys

Amari Cooper, WR, $6,500

You can’t rely on many Cowboys players outside of -Amari Cooper — maybe even no other Cowboy. His production hasn’t taken a significant dip since Dak’s injury, and he should remain a key target for whoever is behind center. Even with fewer scoring opportunities in this offense, his receiving targets should remain consistent.

Ezekiel Elliott, RB, $7,400

You may be waiting and waiting on Elliott to have a great game without fumbling the ball. It doesn’t seem like it’s going to happen anytime soon. If, for some reason, you’re holding onto Zeke for one last great performance, I wouldn’t hold your breath.

Eagles

Carson Wentz, QB, $6,200

If Washington can put up almost 400 yards of offense against the Cowboys, the Eagles should as well. It’s well documented how poor the Cowboys defense is, and Carson Wentz should be able to take advantage of that.

Eagles, D/ST, $3,500

The Eagles are usually a poor scoring defensive team. It just happens the Cowboys are an even worse offense and you might be able to find value from the Eagles defensive unit this week.