Eagles vs. Cowboys Predictions: Dak and Co. to win big
The Dak Attack can win big on Monday night
12:25 Monday 27th September 2021 - 3 minute read
The Monday night game this week is an intriguing NFC East clash as Dak and Co welcome Jalen Hurts and the Eagles into JerryWorld.
Neil Monnery has an overview of the action ahead of the final game of Week 3…
Whisper it quietly folks but I think the Dallas Cowboys are a really good team and are the class of their division. An opening week heartbreak loss at the Super Bowl Champs was followed up by a late win on the road to a very good Los Angeles Chargers team.
Even though the lazy observation is that the big difference is the return of Dak Prescott to the team following his season-ending injury a year ago, what I’m far more impressed by is the two-headed monster they have at Running Back. We’ve all known about the quality of Ezekiel Elliott for years but the emergence of Tony Pollard has been a revelation. Last week he had 140 all-purpose yards including rushing for 109 on 13 attempts for 8.4 yards/carry. That is mighty fine and with the Cowboys O-Line starting to resemble what we have seen throughout most of the past few seasons, confidence must be growing in Dallas that they can still be playing come the middle of January.
Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb are a top-notch receiving duo. Michael Gallup has been placed on IR but when you throw in two very capable TEs, whilst he will be missed, they have players who can pick up the slack.
Philly struggled last time out as San Francisco throttled them in a low-scoring encounter. The jury is most certainly still out on whether Jalen Hurts has the arm to go toe-to-toe with an elite QB on the other side. He just feels like a QB who can make some plays but can he lead his team back from an early deficit? I have my doubts.
Miles Sanders is another where the jury is very much still out. The third-year player out of Penn State is a good back but is he a true RB1? 129 yards on 28 carries through two games isn’t enough when you consider the Eagles are looking to run the ball plenty with Hurts and himself.
Quez Watkins went for 117 yards last week on two huge plays but outside of that, no-one else caught passes for over 24 yards. In Dallas on Monday night, Philly will have to score points against a pretty decent offense playing in front of their own fans for the first time since before the pandemic in the regular season.
Dallas are -4 and that seems shockingly low. This might be the worst spread of the weekend. I think Dallas win comfortably. Take the Cowboys.
-175 is the number for the Cowboys and that is actually not a bad price.
Over/Under Points Totals:
51.5points is what the number has been set at and I’ll take the under. I don’t see Philly putting up any more than 20 so that means Dallas have to score 32. I don’t think they will get there. I have it as a 27-16 game.