Week 3 of the 2021 NFL season will close down with Monday Night Football from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, so we bring you the best Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys betting pick and odds along with the latest team stats, news, and betting trends.
The Cowboys are listed as 3.5-point home favorites on Bookmaker Sportsbook. They are -180 favorites to win straight up, while the Eagles sit at +161 moneyline odds with a total of 52.0 points. Last year, these two NFC East foes split their two-game series, and the Cowboys thrashed off the Eagles at home, 37-17, playing as 3-point home dogs.
The Eagles struggled in their first outing at home in 2021
The Philadelphia Eagles (1-1; 1-1 ATS) destroyed the Atlanta Falcons in Week 1, grabbing a 32-6 victory as 3.5-point road underdogs. Jalen Hurts tossed for 264 yards and three touchdowns, while the Eagles ran for 173 yards on 31 attempts.
However, their offense slowed down in Week 2, and Philadelphia suffered a 17-11 defeat to the San Francisco 49ers as a 3-point home dog. Hurts completed just 12 of his 23 passing attempts for 190 yards, and the sophomore QB scored the Eagles’ lone TD on a one-yard run.
Philadelphia allowed the Niners to hold the ball in possession for 35 minutes, although the Eagles’ ground game worked well. They racked up 151 rushing yards on 29 attacks, and Hurts had ten carries for 82 yards and a TD.
The Cowboys hope to stay on the winning track
The Dallas Cowboys (1-1; 2-0 ATS) started the new season with a couple of tough road contests. After a narrow 31-29 defeat at Tampa Bay in the opener, the Boys upset the odds in Week 2 and outlasted the Los Angeles Chargers as 3-point underdogs, 20-17.
Dallas finally established its ground game last Sunday. The Cowboys tortured the Chargers for a whopping 198 rushing yards on 31 attempts. Tony Pollard exploded with 13 carries for 109 yards and a TD, while Ezekiel Elliott added 16 totes for 71 yards and a TD.
Dak Prescott picked up where he left off in 2020. He threw for 403 yards, three touchdowns, and an interception against the reigning champions. Last weekend, Dak went 23-of-27 for 237 yards and a pick, but he led a game-winning drive that ended with Greg Zuerlein’s 56-yard field goal as time expired.
- 2-5 ATS in the last seven games against Dallas
- 1-6 ATS in the last seven games on the road
- 4-1 ATS in the last five home tilts against Philadelphia
- 5-1 ATS in the last six games overall
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys Pick
The Eagles have some injury problems, as guard Brandon Brooks and defensive end Brandon Graham are both sidelined. On the other side, the Cowboys are without defensive end Demarcus Lawrence, while defensive tackle Carlos Watkins and defensive end Dorance Armstrong Jr. are both questionable for Monday’s clash.
Hereof, I’m expecting to see a couple of struggling defenses, and I have more faith in Dallas’ offense, especially after the Cowboys ran the ball in Week 2 like they were the Baltimore Ravens. Also, Dallas misses WR Michael Gallup, but CeeDee Lamb has been outstanding through the first two weeks, recording 15 receptions for 185 yards and a TD.
Pick: Take Dallas Cowboys -2.5 at -138
As I’ve mentioned, both teams have injury problems on the defensive end. The Eagles struggle against rushing, while the Cowboys are still trying to figure it out. Last week, Dallas gave up 408 total yards to the Chargers but picked off Justin Herbert twice.
The Eagles will lean on their ground game once more. Both teams should be able to move the ball easily, so I’m going with the over, though the line seems high at 52 points. The over is 6-3 in Dallas’ last nine games, while the under is 9-3 in Philadelphia’s previous 12 contests overall.
Pick: Go over 52.0 points at -110