Sunday Night Football Week 14: Eagles vs. Cowboys picks, predictions and player props

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SNF Eagles vs. Cowboys Week 14 odds and predictions

Every week, VSiN will be doing an in-depth dive on the week’s Sunday Night Football game. In Week 14, that game features the Dallas Cowboys hosting the Philadelphia Eagles at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The Eagles got blown out by the San Francisco 49ers last week, losing 42-19 at home. So, they’ll be eager to try and get back in the win column here. However, the Cowboys have now won four in a row after beating the Seattle Seahawks 41-35 last week. They’re scorching hot and now have a chance to move into a tie atop the NFC East standings. With that out of the way, keep reading for our Eagles vs. Cowboys preview, picks and player props. 

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How To Watch Eagles vs. Cowboys

Date: Sunday, December 10

Time: 8:20 p.m. ET

Channel: NBC

Eagles vs. Cowboys Spread

This is going to be a very interesting NFC East showdown. The Eagles are coming off an ugly performance against the 49ers last week, and they now have to face a red-hot Cowboys team. However, Dallas has mostly been beating up on weak opponents, so people are hesitant to believe in this group. But I happen to love this version of the Cowboys, and I like their chances of winning and covering against the Eagles this week. 

It’s just hard to ignore the fact that Dallas is seventh in the league in Defensive DVOA this season. The Cowboys are also top 10 when it comes to defending both the run and the pass. So, I believe this team is well equipped to slow down the Eagles, especially with Jalen Hurts looking banged up. David Carr went viral on social media this week for saying that the Eagles should bench Hurts for Marcus Mariota until the star quarterback gets healthy. And while I don’t agree with him whatsoever, it is clear that Hurts isn’t close to himself. Well, the quarterback will now be trying to escape Micah Parsons and DeMarcus Lawrence all night. That won’t make his life any easier, and Dallas also happens to have a good group of defensive backs. So, the Cowboys should be able to cover a deep group of Eagles weapons. 

As for the Dallas offense, Dak Prescott has been in a groove recently. Since the bye week, Prescott has thrown for 20 touchdowns and only two interceptions in six games. Prescott has also thrown for at least 300 yards in four of the last six games, and he’s going to be going up against a Philadelphia defense that is just 24th in the NFL in Defensive DVOA against the pass. That said, it’s hard to see the Eagles standing much of a chance of stopping this elite passing attack. And I also think Tony Pollard is capable of running all over the Eagles here. He has looked a bit more explosive in recent weeks, and Philadelphia hasn’t been doing a great job of slowing down the run lately. 

The home team also happens to be 9-1 against the spread in the last 10 meetings between these two, and the non-cover was by the Eagles. Philadelphia actually hasn’t won in Dallas since 2017, which is wild considering how often these teams meet. On top of that, the Cowboys are 8-0 ATS when facing teams that allow 260.0 or more passing yards per game under head coach Mike McCarthy. They have also won those games by an average of 17.4 points per game, showing you what this team is capable of doing to mediocre defenses with Prescott at the helm.

Eagles vs. Cowboys Total 

With all the ugly games we have watched this season, it’s interesting seeing a number this high. And while these are two teams that have a ton of firepower offensively, I would have a slight lean on the Under in this spot. Under Nick Sirianni, the Under is 6-0 when the Eagles are playing on the road after a game in which 60 or more total points were scored. And the average total points scored in those games was just 37.1 points per game. So, I expect Philadelphia to try and take the air out of the ball in this one. And while I don’t think the Eagles will be fully successful in doing so, I don’t think this will be a shootout. 

I just think there’s a good chance the Cowboys will ride Pollard quite a bit in this game, as he should be able to pick up chunks of yards rather easily. That will allow the clock to continue running, and then you just have to hope that Dallas’ defense brings it. I tend to think the Cowboys will do just that, making it somewhat unlikely the Over hits.

Eagles vs. Cowboys Player Props

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Tony Pollard Over 56.5 Rushing Yards (-114 – Play up to Over 60.5 Rushing Yards)

There are all different sorts of numbers out there for Pollard’s rushing yard total this week, and I’d suggest going Over on all of them. We just saw the 49ers run all over the Eagles last week, so I think the Cowboys will try to establish the run in this game. That’s good news for Pollard, who has actually rushed for at least 61 yards in each of his last three games. He’s starting to look much healthier than he did early in the season, which isn’t surprising considering he had some serious injuries last year and needed to recover from surgery over the summer. I think Pollard is just finally getting back to full strength, so I like him to finish off the year strong.

Eagles vs. Cowboys Prediction

I never really like laying 3.5 in a divisional game, but I just don’t believe in this Eagles team. I think they’re due for some losses down the stretch, and I think the Cowboys are just a better team on both sides of the ball. So, I’m taking Dallas in this spot and I actually think there’s a chance this isn’t all that competitive.

Lean: Cowboys -3.5

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