Eagles vs. Cowboys Point Spread Preview, Expert Picks & Score Prediction Week 15
It was only two and a half weeks ago that the Dallas Cowboys were pummeled by the Philadelphia Eagles. Now that the two teams are back on level terms at 9-4, it is clear that this Week 15 showdown on Sunday Night Football is going to probably end up being the game which decides which team wins the NFC East and which one is going to be thrown into the cauldron of teams fighting for the two Wild Card playoff spots in the NFC. Philly is the 3-point favorite in this one while the ‘total’ has opened at 55.5.
EAGLES – COWBOYS SUNDAY NIGHT POINT SPREAD WEEK 15 2014:
Granted, Dallas’ O-Line is a lot better than it showed against Philly that day, but the Eagles have the horses up front to slow down Murray and force Romo into bad situations. And of course, it must be noted that this is a big game in December, and we all know what Romo’s record is in games like these throughout his career.
2. Why the COWBOYS will cover the spread: The big reason why the Seattle Seahawks beat the Eagles last week is because they were able to run the football. Sure, the fact that Seattle averaged just 4.1 yards per carry isn’t great, but 46 carries really kept the ball out of the hands of the Eagles for most of the game. Granted, Head Coach Chip Kelly doesn’t care about time of possession all that much, but if his offense doesn’t have the ball, it could be problematic.
Dallas is going to have no choice but to keep putting the ball in the hands of RB DeMarco Murray, even after he had 41 touches last week against the Chicago Bears. If Murray can get the ball in his hands 30 times in this one, the Eagles are going to be hard-pressed to try to find a victory.
3. Total Talk EAGLES/COWBOYS: Defense was the name of the game when these two clashed on Thanksgiving. The Cowboys didn’t play as poorly defensively as a 33-10 score line suggests, but Philly definitely did play as well as it suggests. The Eagles have now played two straight ‘under’ clashes. The ‘over’ though, is 7-3-1 in Dallas’ last 11 games overall.
4. Betting Trends for EAGLES/COWBOYS: The Cowboys covered their first game since their bye last week, and they are now 6-0 SU and 5-1 ATS when playing away from AT&T Stadium. The Eagles suffered their first home loss of the season last week against Seattle. They are now 6-1 SU and 5-2 ATS at Lincoln Financial Field for the year.
EAGLES – COWBOYS SNF WEEK 15 PREDICTION 2014:
Eagles 24 – Cowboys 20