The Sunday Night Football matchup in Week 7 of the NFL season is a great one, with one of the best rivalries in the sport on display. The Dallas Cowboys will host the Philadelphia Eagles, and first place in the NFC East will be on the line. Both teams come into this game with a record of 3-3, but they both have playoff potential.
The Cowboys have now lost three straight games and are searching for some answers on both sides of the ball. Dallas was stunned by the New York Jets by a score of 24-22 in a Week 6 loss.
Philadelphia had won two straight games before a blowout loss to the Minnesota Vikings in Week 6. The Eagles are just 1-2 on the road this season. Dallas is a 2.5-point favorite over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night.
Eagles’ Defense Must Step Up
The Philadelphia Eagles have struggled on defense all season long, and it is really holding this team back. The Eagles have allowed close to 25 points per game, and they were torched by Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings a week ago. Philadelphia has been solid against the run so far this season, and that could be a huge key to stopping Ezekiel Elliott.
Offense hasn’t been an issue for the Eagles so far this season, as Carson Wentz is having a monster season. The quarterback has returned from injury to throw 12 touchdowns to just three interceptions this season. Running back Jordan Howard is starting to find his rhythm as a member of the Eagles, averaging 4.5 yards per carry. The Eagles will need to score plenty of points to make up for their defense.
Cowboys Must Find the End Zone
The Dallas Cowboys have one of the best offenses in the NFL, but it hasn’t translated into a lot of points lately. Dallas is averaging just 25.5 points per game despite being in the top seven in both passing and rushing yards. Quarterback Dak Prescott has thrown for close to 1,900 yards this season but has also thrown five interceptions. Look for the Cowboys to feed Elliott a ton in this game.
The Dallas defense has played well this season, but they struggled to contain the Jets’ passing attack a week go. The Cowboys are loaded with talent up front, but there are some question marks in the secondary. Dallas has racked up 14 sacks so far this season, and getting pressure on Wentz will be a huge key to this game.
Dallas Beats Rival on Sunday Night Football
Both the Eagles and Cowboys are desperate for a win in this game, and both teams should play very well. This is one of the best rivalries in the National Football League, and the winner of this game will have a big edge in the NFC East Division race.
Look for the Dallas offense to take charge in this game and put up a ton of points. The Eagles just have too many question marks to beat the Cowboys in Dallas. Bet the Dallas Cowboys -2.5 over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday Night Football.