Keep reading to see our NFL week 16 Eagles vs Cowboys pick and preview. In this article we will outline who will come away with the win and cover the spread.
Eagles vs Cowboys Pick & Preview- NFL Week 16
Kickoff for this matchup between the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys is set for 4:25 PM ET. The game will be played in Arlington, TX at AT&T Stadium, with FOX carrying television coverage. The Cowboys head into the game as the -6.0 point favorites over their NFC East rival.
Eagles vs Cowboys Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NFL
- Teams: Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys
- Where: Arlington at AT&T Stadium
- Date: Saturday, December 24th
- Betting Odds DAL -6.0, PHI +211 | DAL -262 O/U 46.5
Will Jalen Hurts And The Eagles Keep Things Interesting vs Dallas?
Last week, the Eagles picked up a conference win after taking down the Chicago Bears by a score of 25-20. Even though Philadelphia picked up the win, they failed to cover the spread as -8.5 point favorites. Together, the two teams combined score remained below the over-under betting line of 47.
For the game, Philadelphia ran the ball 33 times, finishing with 112 rushing yards. Jalen Hurts was able to find the endzone 3 times, along with his 61 yards.
Quarterback Jalen Hurts had an excellent game through the air, finishing with 315 total passing yards, leading to a passer rating of 64.58. In the game, Hurts made good use of his legs, running for 3 touchdowns. Although A.J. Brown did not come up with a touchdown grab, he was still productive with 181 receiving yards. As a team, Philadelphia ranks 11th in the number of pass yards per game, averaging 235.5 per game. Going into the game, the Eagles have thrown a total of 5 interceptions, coming on a passing completion percentage of 67.04% (5th).
Will The Cowboys Take Care Of Business As Heavy Home Favorite?
Coming off a 40-34 non-conference loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Cowboys will look to get back in the win column vs Dallas. Heading into the game, the Cowboys were expected to win as -4.0 point favorites. This outcome resulted in both a straight-up and ATS loss. By the end of the game, the teams combined for 74 points, surpassing the betting line of 48.
On the ground, Dallas finished with 154 yards on 41 attempts. Tony Pollard led the team with 75 rush yards and did not find the endzone.
Dak Prescott wrapped up the game with a passer rating of 107.1 on 256 yards through the air. In addition, 3 of his passes went for touchdowns. Leading the team in the passing game was CeeDee Lamb, who finished with 126 yards, including a yards per reception figure of 18.0. As a team, Dallas ranks 17th in the number of pass yards per game, averaging 217.14 per game. Currently, 59.94% of their yards come through the air, ranking them 26th in the NFL.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis for this NFL Game
The Eagles will be looking to pick up yet another win over the Cowboys as they won by a score of 26-17 at home in week 6. Not only did the Eagles come out on top in the win column, but they also covered the spread as +6.0 point underdogs. As Dallas faces off with Philadelphia, they are hoping to carry over last year’s momentum, as they defeated the Eagles by scores 51-26 and 41-21.
Over the last 5 matchups between Philadelphia and Dallas, the Cowboys have won 3 of the last 5 games. The over-under record in these games sits at 4-1, with the average scoring total coming in at 53.6 points.
The Dallas Cowboys have gone 3-2-0 vs the spread in these games. The Eagles’ offense has averaged 22.6 points per game over the 5 most recent meetings with Dallas, compared to the Cowboys at 31.0.
Philadelphia has played well in their previous 5 road games, going 5-0-0 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 27.8 points per game while allowing 18.4. The team also performed well vs the spread at 4-1.
Eagles vs Cowboys Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Eagles 6.0
- Free Total Prediction: Over 46.5