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Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles Preview

Start Time: Sunday, December 14th 2014 at 8:30pm ET
Stadium: Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Station: NBC

I rarely say this, but I’m very excited to watch this match-up between the Dallas Cowboys 9-4 (7-6 ATS) and Philadelphia Eagles 9-4 (8-5 ATS) on Sunday night in the primetime slot. This could be the year the Cowboys make the playoffs as long as they don’t blow it.

The wild card in the NFC is tight, so both of these teams will want to win this game badly. It wouldn’t surprise me if the loser of this game doesn’t end up making the playoffs. Expect the atmosphere to be wild and be careful not to load up too much on this one.

Eagles vs. Cowboys Betting Lines

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Sportsbooks are telling us that this game is basically a PK, but they gave the Eagles –3 points because they’re at home. The total is higher than any other game this week in the NFL and I’ll be avoiding the total, as I just don’t have a lean either way.

PHI @ DAL Stats Pack

These teams know how to put up points in a hurry, but that hasn’t been the case in recent H2H meetings. Philly is 1-0 in the season series after winning 33-10 on Thanksgiving Day. I expect this meeting to be much closer now that Tony Romo is back to 100%.

Will Philadelphia or Dallas Win on Sunday Night Football?

The Eagles are an impressive 6-1 at home this season, but the Cowboys are a perfect 6-0 in road games. I’m sure we’ll see a steady dose of DeMarco Murray in the run game for Dallas although Romo is going to have to play better than he did on Thanksgiving.

In the first meeting between these teams Romo completed 18 of 29 passes for 199 yards and 2 INT’s. Philly has been allowing an average of 258.1 PYPG (26th) and 113.8 RYPG (18th) this season, so Romo has to find a way to have success through the air.

Dallas is much better running the football (149.1 RYPG – 3rd) than passing (229.7 PYPG – 18th), but they have to game plan around the weakness of the Eagles defense. If they come out passing early it’ll open up running lanes for Murray as the game progresses.

LeSean McCoy had a great game against Dallas earlier this season, as he had 159 rushing yards and 1 TD. Philly’s offense has been averaging 270.3 PYPG (8th) and 124.5 RYPG (7th). Mark Sanchez has filled in great for the injured Nick Foles since taking over.

Dallas has been below average on defense all season, as they give up 251.9 PYPG (25th) and 113.1 RYPG (17th). Philly is going to be able to score points, but Dallas has to do a better job at shutting down the run game to force Sanchez to beat them.

When the Eagles struggle to run they don’t typically do well. Sure, Sanchez has been playing great since starting, but he’s someone you can never trust in the big moment. If the Cowboys get pressure him early he’ll end up being flustered the rest of the game.

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys Predictions

I’m going with the Cowboys to at the very least end up pushing with this line of +3 points. Philly has won the last two in the series, but prior to that Dallas had won three in a row. The last three games in the H2H series have been SU by the away team as well.

These teams know each other so well that there really isn’t a huge home field advantage. It’s hard to trust either team in this spot, as both have shown over the years that they can blow it at the end of the season, but I trust Romo more than Sanchez this week.

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