Monday Night Football features a matchup of NFC East rivals as the Philadelphia Eagles (1-1) square off with the Dallas Cowboys (1-1). The Cowboys will host this one at AT&T Stadium, with kickoff scheduled for 8:15 pm ET.
After opening the season with an impressive 32-6 victory over the Atlanta Falcons, the Eagles’ offense struggled to get anything going in a 17-11 home loss to San Francisco last week. Jalen Hurts rushed for 82 yards and a touchdown in the loss, but he only managed 190 yards passing with no touchdowns through the air.
The Cowboys lost a heartbreaker to the defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 1, but they bounced back last week with a 20-17 win over the Chargers. In the win, the Cowboys got 180 yards rushing from Tony Pollard and Ezekiel Elliott, with each player scoring a touchdown.
The Cowboys are the favorites in this game playing at home. They are -176 to win while the Eagles’ Moneyline sits at +148. The Eagles are +3 on the spread (-102), and the over/under for total points is 51.5 (-110).
The Cowboys are the favorites to win what should be a very competitive NFC East division at -140. The Eagles are tied for second-best odds at +400.
In terms of the Super Bowl, the Cowboys again have the better odds of winning it all at +2700. The Eagles are +7000 to win Super Bowl LVI.
By The Numbers
In their previous 10 games, the Eagles are a lowly 2-8 straight up. Against Dallas, in their last seven games, they are 2-5, both straight up and against the spread.
Dallas is 4-2 straight up in their last six games and 5-1 against the spread. They are 13-3 in their last 16 Week 3 games.
Eagles Try To Find More Success Versus Cowboys
Over the last years, the Philadelphia Eagles have had their hands full when it comes to the Dallas Cowboys. On Monday night, they hope that Jalen Hurts and the company can change that trend.
With Carson Wentz in Indianapolis, Hurts now leads the Eagles under center. On the season, he has thrown for 454 yards and three touchdowns. He also leads the team in rushing as he has gone for 144 yards and another touchdown.
Quez Watkins has been Hurts’ favorite receiver to date with five receptions for 140 yards.
Defensively, the Eagles rank tied for second in scoring defense, allowing 11.5 points per game.
Cowboys Off To Good Start
Yes, they are only 1-1; however, the Cowboys have been impressive, given their lone loss was a 31-29 loss to the defending champs. They will look to stay hot as they play their first division game of the season.
Under center for the Cowboys is Dak Prescott. Through two games, he has thrown for 640 yards, three touchdowns, and two interceptions.
Prescott’s favorite receivers thus far have been CeeDee Lamb and Amari Cooper. Lamb has 24 receptions for 185 yards and a score, while Cooper has 22 receptions for 163 yards and two touchdowns.
On the ground, it is surprisingly Tony Pollard that has the most yardage thus far. Despite 11 fewer carries, Pollard has 123 yards rushing while Ezekiel Elliott only has 104 yards. They both have a single touchdown.
Dallas currently ranks 15th in scoring defense allowing opponents an average of 24 points per game.
Take Dallas To Win And Cover
Through two games, Dallas has really impressed thus far. Yes, they gave up 31 points to Tampa Bay during the opener, but they held a solid Chargers team to just 17 points last week.
Furthermore, Dak Prescott seems to be healthy, which has played a huge role in their early offensive success.
Dallas has really had the Eagles’ number in recent seasons, and playing their home opener, anticipate that to be the case again Monday.
Take the Cowboys to both wins and cover the three-point spread.