When the Eagles (1-1) journey to Dallas to tackle the Cowboys (1-1) within the closing sport of NFL Week 3 on “Monday Evening Soccer” (8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN and ESPN2), will probably be two groups trying to make an early assertion within the NFC East for the 2021 season.
The Giants and Washington have their share of points, which is making the division really feel prefer it’s a well-recognized two-team race between Philadelphia and Dallas. Though Daniel Jones has performed nicely for New York, Jalen Hurts offers the Eagles the most effective QB among the many 4 groups not named Dak Prescott.
Prescott has seemed good on this first two video games again from his devastating ankle damage, main the Cowboys to a close to upset of the Buccaneers in Week 1 and a gritty victory on the Chargers in Week 2. The Eagles threw down the Falcons in Week 1 and could not muster sufficient offense to beat the 49ers in Week 2.
Here is every thing to learn about betting on Eagles vs.Cowboys in Week 3, together with up to date odds, developments and our prediction for “Monday Evening Soccer.”
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Eagles vs. Cowboys odds for ‘Monday Evening Soccer’
- Unfold: Cowboys by 3
- Over/underneath: 51.5
- Moneyine: Eagles +148, Cowboys -176
(betting odds per FanDuel Sportsbook)
The Cowboys have been up a half-point earlier within the week however now it is right down to the common home-field benefit quantity. When each groups are getting top-notch QB play, like Jalen Hurts and Dak Prescott are offering with their legs and arms, the sport is a tossup. Let’s examine if Nick Sirianni vs. Mike McCarthy might be like Doug Pederson vs. Jason Garrett — a tough-to-call sport each time.
Eagles vs. Cowboys all-time collection
The Cowboys maintain a 70-54 edge by profitable two of the previous three conferences. The groups cut up residence and residential final 12 months, with the Eagles profitable 23-9 in November and the Cowboys profitable 37-17 in December. Philadelphia has received 5 of the previous seven, nonetheless.
Three developments to know
—60 p.c of unfold bettors just like the Cowboys to maintain their quantity at residence and most obtained in when the road was -3.5.
—63 p.c of over/underneath bettors assume the sport will reside as much as a shootout fame between Hurts and Prescott. 75 p.c of bettors just like the Eagles on the moneyline.
—The Eagles are 2-8 straight up and 4-6 in opposition to the unfold of their previous 10 video games, of which solely three have gone over. The Cowboys are solely 5-5 SU previously 10 however are 7-3 ATS.
Three issues to look at
Ameri Cooper vs. Darius Slay
The Cowboys’ savvy veteran vast receiver runs nice routes and has terrific fingers. Slay, who joined the Eagles final season, helped the staff get blended outcomes vs. Cooper final season. Within the win, Cooper was held to a single catch for five yards on 5 targets. Within the loss, Cooper went off with 4 catches for 121 yards on 6 targets. If Cooper and CeeDee Lamb win their wideout-corner battles, will probably be an extended night time for Philadelphia.
The offensive strains
The Cowboys are hoping they’ll nonetheless extract robust play from their long-time sturdy entrance. The Eagles are additionally feeling a few of their previous strengths within the entrance 5. Dallas faces a a lot harder line of defense with Fletcher Cox & Co. whereas Philadelphia will get an enormous break with no DeMarcus Lawrence going after Hurts.
The Cowboys will attempt to win this sport by containing Hurts, Miles Sanders and rookie Kenneth Gainwell on the bottom with two first-rounders, rookie Micah Parsons and Leighton Van Der Esch and Jaylon Smith. The Eagles’ much-maligned linebacker corps should come via vs. Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard. The staff that will get probably the most push previous the second stage will win.
Stat that issues
98.6. That is not simply the traditional physique temperature of Elliott. That is additionally what number of dashing yards he is averageed in eight profession regular-season video games in opposition to the Eagles. The Cowboys are 6-2 in these video games whereas he is averaged 21 rushes and racked up 5 whole TDs. He is additionally added 43 receptions for 322 extra yards. Dallas went away from utilizing Elliott a lot in Week 1 by design. Then it was again to a traditional workload for him combining with Tony Pollard in Week 2. It might behoove the Cowboys to stay with feeding the backs to open up the passing sport for Prescott.
Eagles vs. Cowboys prediction
The Eagles have a red-hot up-and-comer in Hurts. The Cowboys have a longtime elite and costly passer in Prescott. Anticipate a high-scoring affair as each QBs exploit the opponent for large move performs and some impression working performs. Philadelphia continues to be a younger rebuilding staff whereas Dallas has a greater really feel of its NFC East title purpose with McCarthy and offensive coordinator Kellen Moore. That may manfiest in a typical last-possession shut victory.
Cowboys 31, Eagles 28