The divisional rivalry games in the NFL are always exciting, and it’s not going to be any different on Sunday, October 16, so make sure you don’t forget to check out the best Cowboys vs. Eagles betting pick and odds.
Philadelphia is hoping to stay the only unbeaten team in the NFL when they welcome in-form Dallas at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles are 6-point favorites on BookMaker Sportsbook, while the total is set at 42 points. These NFC East foes have met twice in 2021, and the Cowboys won both games.
Cowboys upset the Rams on the road
The Dallas Cowboys (4-1, 4-1 ATS) recorded their fourth consecutive win, and after beating the Bengals, Giants, and Commanders, this one was the biggest surprise. Namely, the Cowboys beat the Los Angeles Rams 22-10 on the road thanks to a fantastic defense. That D forced three turnovers, while the offense didn’t commit a single one on the other end.
DeMarcus Lawrence opened the scoring with a 19-yard fumble return for a touchdown, and from that point, everything went Dallas’ way. Cooper Rush completed ten of 16 passes for 102 yards. CeeDee Lamb and Michael Gallup combined for 97 of those 102 yards, but the Cowboys were much better on the ground. Tony Pollard led all the runners with 86 yards and a touchdown on eight carries, while Ezekiel Elliott had 78 yards on 22 attempts. Micah Parsons contributed defensively with a pair of sacks, while Trevon Diggs, Anthony Barr, and Donovan Wilson registered six tackles apiece.
QB Dak Prescott is doubtful with a thumb injury and will likely miss Sunday’s tilt against Philadelphia. TE Dalton Schultz is questionable with a knee injury.
Eagles edged the Cardinals on the road
The Philadelphia (5-0, 3-2 ATS) maintained their perfect record and the bragging rights of the only NFL team without a defeat with a tight 20-17 road victory over the Arizona Cardinals. It was a pretty tied affair, and Arizona could easily win, but Cameron Dicker’s 23-yard field goal gave the Eagles a narrow win.
Jalen Hurts completed 26 of 36 passes for 239 yards and added two rushing touchdowns with a game-high 61 yards on 15 carries. Although the Eagles failed to score a passing TD, Dallas Goedert and DeVonta Smith were quite good in the air with 182 combined yards on 18 receptions (20 targets). C.J. Gardner-Johnson was dominant on defense with ten tackles (all solos).
K Jake Elliott (ankle), T Jordan Mailata (shoulder), RB Boston Scott (ribs), and G Landon Dickerson (leg) are questionable to play against the Cowboys on Sunday.
- 4-1-1 ATS in the last six home games
- 4-1 ATS in the last five games played in Week 6
Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles Pick
It’s interesting how the Cowboys are playing better after Dak Prescott’s injury, and although his deputy Cooper Rush is not a big factor on offense, Dallas’ defense stepped up and has been one of the best in the NFL. In fact, Dallas has the third-best D that is averaging 14.4 ppg and kept the opponents to below 20 points in every game this season. However, I don’t think that will happen on SNF as the Eagles’ offense has the ability to score 20+ against Dallas. Philadelphia is averaging 27.0 ppg, which is the fifth-best offense in the league, and I think Jalen Hurts has the key to unlock the Cowboys’ sturdy D.
Pick: Take the Eagles at -6 (-110)
Although I expect the Eagles to score 20+ in this one, I seriously doubt that Dallas is capable of scoring 20+ against Philadelphia’s defense, which is allowing 17.6 ppg. The Eagles are running the ball often and prefer the run offense to the pass offense. They are averaging 160.0 rushing yards per game, the fourth-best in the league, so expect Jalen Hurts and Miles Sanders to keep the ball on the ground. That will allow time to fly, and that’s why I don’t think we will have a high-scoring affair here. Under is 5-2 in the last seven H2H meetings in Philadelphia; Under is 13-3-1 in the Cowboys’ previous 17 games overall, while Under is 4-1 in the Eagles’ last five vs. NFC rivals.
Pick: Go Under 42.5 points (-115)