NFL Betting Preview: Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys – November 19, 2017
Matchup at a Glance
Where: AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas
Date & Time: Sunday Night, November 19, 2017 at 8:30 PM ET
Spread: Philadelphia Eagles -3
Over/Under Total: 48
Quick Pick: Philadelphia Eagles -3 at GT Bets for 2 units
The first place Philadelphia Eagles will travel to Arlington, Texas for a Sunday Night matchup with the Dallas Cowboys. This game is set to kickoff at approximately 8:30 PM ET and can be watched on NBC.
Eagles Have 2 Weeks To Prepare For Rival Cowboys
The Philadelphia Eagles are the hottest team in the NFL. They also just so happen to have the best record in the NFL with a 8-1 SU record and are 7-2 ATS record.
Their only loss of the year came at the hands of the Kansas City Chiefs 27-20 in the second week of the season. The Eagles are fresh off their bye week, which was much needed to heal up some injuries on their starting lineup.
Tight End Zach Ertz missed the Eagles week 9 matchup against the Denver Broncos with an injured hamstring. The extra week off during the bye, gave Ertz time to heal up. He practiced without limitation on Monday and permitting he doesn’t have any other setbacks, he should be able to suit up for the game on Sunday Night against the Cowboys.
Cowboys Drastically Missing RB Elliott
The Dallas Cowboys are 5-4 SU and ATS this season. They are in 2nd place in the NFC East and will be looking to gain ground on their opponent, the Eagles, who currently lead the division. The Cowboys have covered both games within the division this year, going 2-0 SU and ATS. The Cowboys are three games back of the Eagles but there is plenty of time remaining in the season and the Cowboys have two games left against the Eagles, one this week and one in the final game in the regular season on New Year’s Eve.
The Cowboys are coming into this game off a 27-7 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. The Cowboys jumped out to a 7-3 lead in the first quarter but that was the only time in the entire game that they had the lead. The Cowboys failed to score another point in the game and overall, their offense looked much different without their star Running Back, Ezekiel Elliott.
The game was the first game that RB Ezekiel Elliott was missing from the lineup, after the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York denied Elliott’s request for an injunction, that would've allowed him to play out the remainder of the season. The Cowboys gave the majority of carries in the game to Alfred Morris but he only carried the ball 11 times for 53 yards in total. Rod Smith picked up 3 carries for 14 yards and Darren McFadden carried the ball 1 times for -2 yards.
To add salt to the wound, the Cowboys got word that they will be without LB Sean Lee for at least this game, possibly several more with a serious hamstring strain. Lee is a key component for the Cowboys defense and without him, will leave holes for Eagles QB Carson Wentz to pick apart.
Cowboys Keep It Close But Eagles Too Tough To Defeat
This game should be a duplicate of what we saw last week in the Cowboys vs. Falcons game, as the Falcons defense, like the Eagles, will stop the run and force the Cowboys to beat them on the arm of Dak Prescott. The Cowboys should find it a little easier to move the ball through the air on the Eagles, as the Falcons are ranked 6th in passing defense compared to the Eagles ranked 26th in passing defense.
I think the Cowboys will be able to keep it close but with two weeks to prepare, I just don’t see how the Eagles lose this game. Their offense is much more diverse than the Cowboys at this point and I can see them winning this game by at least a touchdown.
Pick: Philadelphia Eagles -3 at GT Bets for 2 units