Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys - 12/22/19 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Dallas Cowboys (7-7) at Philadelphia Eagles (7-7)
NFL Football: Sunday, December 22, 2019 at 4:25 pm (Lincoln Financial Field)
The Line: Philadelphia Eagles +2.5 -- Over/Under: 46.5
The Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles meet Sunday in week 16 NFL action at Lincoln Financial Field.
The Dallas Cowboys look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Dallas Cowboys have lost four of their last six road games. Dak Prescott is completing 65.5 percent of his passes for 4,334 yards, 26 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Prescott has three or more touchdown passes in seven of his last 18 games. Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup have combined for 1,984 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns while Randall Cobb has 45 receptions. The Dallas Cowboys ground game is averaging 134 yards per contest, and Ezekiel Elliott leads the way with 1,188 yards and 11 touchdowns. Defensively, Dallas is allowing 20.6 points and 323.6 yards per game. Jaylon Smith leads the Dallas Cowboys with 125 tackles, Robert Quinn has 9.5 sacks and Xavier Woods has two interceptions.
The Philadelphia Eagles look for a win to get a game above a .500 record and stay in the playoff race. The Philadelphia Eagles have split their last six home games. Carson Wentz is completing 63.4 percent of his passes for 3,431 yards, 25 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Wentz has two or more touchdown passes in 15 of his last 24 games. Zach Ertz and Alshon Jeffery have combined for 1,378 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while Dallas Goedert has 45 receptions. The Philadelphia Eagles ground game is averaging 121.4 yards per contest, and Miles Sanders leads the way with 687 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Philadelphia is allowing 23.4 points and 329.2 yards per game. Rodney McLeod leads the Philadelphia Eagles with 71 tackles, Brandon Graham has 7.5 sacks and Nathan Gerry has two interceptions.
The Cowboys are 16-5 ATS in their last 21 vs. NFC East, 21-9-1 ATS in their last 31 games on grass and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games in Week 16. The Eagles are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 vs. NFC, 4-10 ATS in their last 14 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Cowboys last 5 road games. The under is 5-0 in Eagles last 5 home games. The Cowboys are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 meetings in Philadelphia and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings. The favorite is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 meetings. The road team is 11-5 ATS in their last 16 meetings. The under is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings in Philadelphia.
The Dallas Cowboys have won each of the last four games against the Eagles, including a 27-point beatdown back in October. The Cowboys also snapped out of their funk last week with a convincing win over the Rams. The Philadelphia Eagles are still banged up as all hell and needed late touchdowns to beat the Giants and Redskins the last two weeks. On paper and judging past performances, the Dallas Cowboys should win this game. The problem is this is pretty much a playoff game with the NFC East on the line, and we're getting free points with the home team. And besides last week, the Cowboys haven't shown us any reason in the last two months to lay points with them on the road. I'll take the points with the Eagles.