The Philadelphia Eagles will try to beat the Dallas Cowboys for the second time in three weeks and move one step closer to a second consecutive NFC East title when they meet on Sunday Night Football.
The Eagles won their first game 33-10 at Dallas on Thanksgiving Day as three-point underdogs, and they are three-point favorites for the rematch at Lincoln Financial Field. Philadelphia last beat Dallas twice in a season in 2011, and the team is 10-1 straight-up and 8-2-1 against the spread in its past 11 as a home favorite.
Philadelphia is coming off a tough 24-14 home loss to the Seattle Seahawks last week, closing as 1.5-point underdogs at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. They stayed close in the first half against the defending Super Bowl champions, who outscored them 14-7 in the decisive third quarter en route to the victory.
Philadelphia quarterback Mark Sanchez was dismal in defeat while facing his former college coach Pete Carroll, as he finished with a season-low 96 passing yards to go along with two touchdowns and one interception. Eagles running back LeSean McCoy was also held in check, rushing for just 50 yards on 17 carries after totaling a season-high 159 yards on 25 carries against the Cowboys the previous week.
Dallas has enjoyed some extra time off and will be playing its second straight road game following a 41-28 win against the Chicago Bears last Thursday night. The closing NFL betting lines had the Cowboys as 3.5-point favorites at Chicago, and they jumped out to a commanding 35-7 lead at the end of the third quarter before the Bears started to come back in garbage time.
Dallas QB Tony Romo passed for 205 yards and three touchdowns against Chicago, two of which went to wide receiver Cole Beasley, who caught three passes for 42 yards overall. Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray bounced back from a season-low 73 yards against Philadelphia by rushing for a season-high 179 yards on a season-high 32 carries versus Chicago. Dallas is a perfect 6-0 away from home this season, going 5-1 ATS in those games.
Recent series history in this Cowboys-Eagles betting matchup points to a low-scoring game, but other betting trends favor a lot of points on Sunday night. The UNDER has cashed in six of the last eight meetings between the teams, including each of the past three. However, the OVER is 5-0 in the previous five road games for Dallas and 5-2 in Philadelphia’s home games this year according to the OddsShark NFL Database.