Eagles vs Cowboys Picks & Predictions (NFL Week 16)

Eagles vs Cowboys Picks & Predictions (NFL Week 16)

The Philadelphia Eagles will battle the Dallas Cowboys in this NFC East Division showdown. The Eagles are playing decent football now and it’s all thanks to finally benching Carson Wentz. The Cowboys can somehow still win the NFC East and make the playoffs. Who will win this game? Read our Eagles vs Cowboys picks, find the best odds, lines, free bets, and legal US Sportsbooks where to place your bets!

When is Philadelphia vs Dallas?

Date: Sunday, Dec. 27

Location: AT&T Stadium – Arlington, Texas

Time: 4:25 PM EST

Coverage: FOX

Eagles vs Cowboys Odds & Spreads

Moneyline: PHI: (-130) I DAL: (+120)

Spread: PHI: -2 (-115) I DAL: +2.5 (-105)

Total: Over: 49.5 (-108) I Under: 49.5 (-102)

Betting Preview

Philadelphia is last in the NFC East Division, 4-9-1 overall, and 5-9 ATS. The Eagles are 24th in the power rankings and Jalen Hurts is trending in the right direction. Can he help the Eagles fly into a late division title? The offense is below average, but they do rank tenth in rushing yards. They score around 22 points per game. Their defense is below average and they can limit the yards per play damage. They give up around 26 points per game. Hurts has brought the Eagles offensive production back and with some help, they can still win the NFC East.

Last week, they lost to the Arizona Cardinals 33-26. After falling into a 16-0 hole, Philly made a comeback, and they just couldn’t get anything else going in the second half. Hurts went 24 of 44, for 338 yards, and 3 touchdowns. They need to tighten up the defense, but they were good on fourth down and picking up some turnovers.

Dallas is second in the NFC East Division, 5-9 overall, and 4-10 ATS. The Cowboys are 22nd in the power rankings and running back Tony Pollard has added some depth to the offense. The offense is average and they rank tenth in passing yards. They score around 24 points per game. The defense is pretty horrid. They rank last in rushing yards and second to last in total score. Dallas gives up around 31 points per game. The Cowboys have won two games in a row and the offense just put up its highest point this season.

Last week, they beat the San Francisco 49ers 41-33. Dallas controlled the pace of the game, got 24 points off of turnovers, and finished SF off in the fourth quarter. Quarterback Andy Dalton went 19 of 33, for 209 yards, and 2 touchdowns. Dallas needs to work on consistent offense. The defense did well in making the most off of turnovers.

Head to Head

This will be the 124th all-time meeting between the Eagles and Cowboys. Dallas leads the series with a 69-54 record. In their last ten games, the series is tied at five wins apiece and they are 5-5 ATS. The over/under is 4-6. Philly scores around 21 points per game and Dallas is at 19. The Cowboys have the edge in rushing, passing, and total yards. The Eagles have the edge in completion percentage. Philly has a current two game winning streak over Dallas.

Our Eagles vs Cowboys Picks & Predictions

This is a huge matchup. Whoever loses this game will officially be eliminated from the lowly NFC East Division race. Yes, it is pretty incredible that a four and a five-win team are still in a division race, with two weeks left in the season. Anyway, this game will have plenty of scoring. The Cowboys defense has the worst offense around and Hurts will have a field day with that. The Eagles defense is pretty average and Dalton will have to keep his team in it at times, to make up for the below average defense. 

Both of these teams have had the same offensive issues, but at least Philly has made up for it with decent defense. The Eagles have been able to hang around in games, more than the Cowboys have. This should be a back and forth game, with some ugly turnovers sometimes. Philly wins 27-24 and covers the spread.