Monday Night Football comes to us from AT&T Stadium, also known as “Jerry World” in Arlington, Texas, as the Dallas Cowboys host the Philadelphia Eagles in an NFC East battle. Both teams come into this matchup with identical records of 1-1. Dallas was narrowly defeated by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to open the season, and last week they held on for a 20-17 win over the Los Angeles Chargers.
Philadelphia started the season off well with a convincing victory over the Atlanta Falcons. Last week, the Eagles’ offense ran into a very stingy 49ers’ defense, and the Eagles came away with a 17-11 loss at home to San Francisco. With that being said, it’s time we take a closer at the upcoming match between Philadelphia and Dallas so you can bet against their NFL odds.
NFL Betting Preview for Eagles vs Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys Analysis
When things are rolling for the Cowboys‘ offense, they are hard to stop. Dak Prescott has looked like he’s fully back from last year’s injury, as he has thrown for 640 yards with three touchdowns. While Ezekiel Elliott has yet to get things going, his backup, Tony Pollard, has run well. Pollard rushed for 109 yards in last week’s win over the Chargers.
We can’t forget arguably the best receiving trio in football. CeeDee Lamb, Amari Cooper, and Michael Gallup are dynamic receivers. Prescott has numerous options in this offense, and any of these three are capable of making huge plays.
Even though they played well last week against the Chargers, the Dallas defense is going to be an issue this season. They’re allowing 419 yards and 24 points per game. First-round draft pick Micah Parsons has been a bright spot for the Dallas defense, but with DeMarcus Lawrence being banged up, the Cowboys may struggle on this side of the ball.
The Dallas secondary is composed of players that other teams didn’t want, so the passing defense could be exploited throughout the season.
Philadelphia Eagles Analysis
When the offense was turned over to Jalen Hurts, many Eagles fans were thrilled that the dual-threat signal-caller was going to be the man. Hurts has yet to disappoint this season, as he’s thrown for 454 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions.
Quez Watkins and rookie first-round pick DeVonta Smith have led the way for the wide receivers. Hurts has been the rushing leader for Philadelphia, as he has gained 144 yards and scored one touchdown on the ground. Look for Miles Sanders and Kenneth Gainwell to get a lot of touches this week.
Defensively, the Eagles have been much better than anticipated. Through their first two games, they’ve allowed 283 yards per game, giving up just 11.5 points per contest.
This week will be a much tougher task for them, but we’ll see how well their secondary can match up with Prescott and the high-flying Cowboys offense.
Las Vegas has made the Dallas Cowboys a four-point favorite in this one. Philadelphia is 1-6 against the spread in their last seven games away from Lincoln Financial Field.
The Cowboys are 5-1 against the spread in their last six. The numbers say to go with the Cowboys, and we agree with the numbers. Dallas wins this one 27-20.