Carson Wentz and the Philadelphia Eagles will look to improve both, their chances of winning the NFC East and reaching the playoffs, when they host Dak Prescott and the struggling Dallas Cowboys in a huge Week 10 NFC East divisional battle that will almost surely have a big hand in the postseason fates of both teams.
If you want to know whether the Cowboys are the pick to get upset or whether the Birds are going to hold it down at home, let’s find out right now our prediction for Sunday Night Football.
Sunday Night Football: Dallas Cowboys Vs Philadelphia Eagles
🏈: Sunday Night Football: Dallas Cowboys (3-5) Vs Philadelphia Eagles (4-4)
⏰: Sunday, November 11, 2018, 8:20 PM ET
🏟️: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA
🎰: Philadelphia Eagles: -7 -110 | -330 | U 43 -110
The Cowboys have lost two straight and enter this contest off a completely embarrassing 28-14 home loss against Tennessee in their nationally-televised Week 9 Monday Night Football matchup. Dak Prescott completed 21 of 31 passes for 243 yards with two touchdowns and one interception, but star running back Ezekiel Elliott was held to just 61 yards on 17 carries. Dallas also gave up two TD passes and one scoring run to Tennessee’s Marcus Mariota. After jumping out to an early 7-0 lead, the Cowboys failed to capitalize on multiple opportunities, including the possession that Prescott tossed a costly interception.
“That was the difference. Simple as that,” said Prescott, who lost a fumble at his 40-yard line to set up Tennessee’s tie-breaking score in the third quarter. “Defense gives a turnover there. We’re up seven points and I go down there and try to force the ball and give it right back to them.”
The Eagles are well-rested after getting a bye following their 24-18 win over Jacksonville in London two weeks ago. Carson Wentz passed for 286 yards and threw TD passes to three different players. Philadelphia’s defense came up big in the fourth quarter by keeping the Jags out of the end zone and short of completing a desperate comeback attempt.
“We finished it,” said Wentz, who threw for 286 yards and three touchdowns, all to different players. “At the end of the day, we finished it. We still didn’t finish the way we wanted offensively. We had a chance to seal the deal but went three-and-out, and the defense stepped up. So I think at the end of the day, we finished well this week.”
Expert Pick and Prediction
Maybe it’s me, but Philadelphia looks like a near lock as a touchdown home favorite, seeing as how the Cowboys have a ton of problems on both sides of the ball this season. Dallas looked completely inept in their Monday night loss at home against Tennessee and that just doesn’t bode well as they get set to take on a Philadelphia team that has an elite quarterback and a bunch of great talent on both sides of the ball.
Philadelphia has not allowed more than 21 points in each of their last three games and Dallas has not looked good in losing four of their last six games while getting limited to 17 points or less in each loss. The Eagles have won two of the last three meetings in the NFC East rivalry while not allowing more than 21 points in each of their last three games.
Philadelphia has won 19 of their last 25 games outright while also going 13-3 SU in their last 16 home games and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games following an ATS win. Dallas is 1-4 SU in their last five road dates, 2-3-1 ATS in their last six road games and 1-4 ATS in their last five games against their NFC counterparts. Philly has a ton to play for, plus they’ll be going all-out against their hated division rivals. The Birds win and cover the chalk as near touchdown home favorite.
Predicted Score Eagles 28 Cowboys 17