Dallas' Season On The Line At Philadelphia This Sunday Night

Dallas Cowboys (3-5) vs. Philadelphia Eagles (4-4)
Sunday, November 11th - 8:20pm ET - Lincoln Financial Field
Betting Line: Philadelphia -6.5, Total 43

The NFC East is very much up for grabs through nine week of NFL action. The Washington Redskins lead the pack at 5-3. The defending Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles sit in second at 4-4. Dallas is one game behind Philly at 3-5 after losing their Monday night contest to the Tennessee Titans. The New York Giants sit at the at bottom of the barrel at a lowly 1-7.

I say that to say this: Dallas vs Philadelphia on Sunday night is a very important game. With a win on Sunday and a Redskins loss to the Buccaneers, the Eagles would be even with the 'Skins.

Philadelphia is coming off a bye week. They looked good in Week 8 against the Jaguars in London. Quarterback Carson Wentz completed 21 of 30 passes for 286 yards and 3 touchdowns against the once feared Jacksonville defense. Wentz also threw one pick and lost a fumble.

The Eagles have had an up-and-down season thus far. They've lost several close games and struggled to get into rhythm after Wentz returned to action. The week off will serve to give Wentz some rest and allow the team to catch their breath from all of the close calls they've encountered.

Wentz has thrown for 596 yards, 5 touchdowns, and just 1 interception in the last two games. The addition of wide receiver Golden Tate will only serve to further bolster that Philly offense. Having Tate in the slot will let Agholor hit the deep routes. Tate adds some legitimacy to a receiver corp that has been a bit underwhelming this season.

Zach Ertz is an underrated tight end with great hands and the ability to get open in midfield. Ertz leads Philadelphia with 644 receiving yards. He also has three touchdowns and has caught seven passes for 20+ yards.

Dallas has now lost two straight games. In addition to losing the game, they also lost Sean Lee to injury (again). Dallas has really struggled on offense. Whether that's due to Dak Prescott's lack of production or the offensive play-calling is up for debate. The Cowboys have scored less than 21 points in six of their eight games this season.

Ezekiel Elliott is not getting the ball enough and Prescott has been inconsistent with his arm, largely part to Dallas' declining offensive line.

The Cowboys are 0-4 SU and 1-3 ATS on the road this season. The last eight Dallas road games have all gone Under. Since December 2014, the Under is 23-7 when the Cowboys hit the road.

Philadelphia has gone overwhelmingly Under at home in the past three seasons. Twenty of their last 30 games have gone Under, including the last four straight.

The Cowboys have owned the Eagles at Lincoln Financial in recent years. They're 5-1 SU and ATS at Philadelphia since November 2012.

Six and a half points is a lot to give up considering how many close games Philadelphia has been in this season. Instead, I suggest taking the Eagles on the money line and parlaying the Under.

Sunday will mark the end of Cowboys' season and the beginning of the end for Jason Garrett's time in Dallas.