Cowboys vs Eagles in Week 8 contest

The Philadelphia Eagles have traditionally used their bye week to come out charged up to win and play tough defense.

As they host Dallas in Week 8 NFL odds action, they bring an 8-2 ATS in the past decade after a bye week and the UNDER is 9-2 past 11 years. The Cowboys have won four of the past six trips to Philly.

The Eagles opened as 3-point home favorites in this Sunday Night battle, but many expect that number to climb during the week.

View Dallas vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Eagles are listed as 3-point favorites at sportsbooks, with the total listed at 51. See hundreds of fantasy football-style player prop bets at Bovada as well.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Eagles sit at No. 7 in the current NFL Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Cowboys are at No. 2 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Cowboys will win this game 27-24.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Philadelphia's No. 13-ranked offense (24.2 PPG) against a Cowboys defense that ranks No. 11 at 21.3 PPG. The Eagles passing attack has averaged 271.7 yards per game, more than the Cowboys give up through the air (230.8 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Cowboys feature the league's No. 1-rated road run defense, allowing 73.3 yards per game. Philadelphia, meanwhile, ranks No. 7 in rushing offense at home.

Dallas was a 34-7 winner in its last match at home against the Rams. They covered the 14–point spread as favorites, while the total score of 41 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. St. Louis was unable to contain DeMarco Murray in its last action Sunday and the result was a 34-7 Week 7 loss against the Cowboys.

Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 20-13 winner as they battled the Redskins on the road. The Eagles covered in the match as a 2.5-point favorite, while 33 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. LeSean McCoy went over the 100-yard mark (126) in his team's latest effort as Philadelphia defeated Washington by a score of 20-13 on Sunday.

Dallas Cowboys Trends:
When playing in October are 3-7
When playing on grass are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing within the division are 7-3

Philadelphia Eagles Trends:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on grass are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing within the division are 5-5

A few Cowboys at Eagles trends to consider:
Dallas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Dallas's last 19 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Dallas's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Dallas's last 10 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Philadelphia's last 10 games when playing at home against Dallas
Philadelphia is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Dallas
Philadelphia is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Dallas

Next up:
Dallas home to Seattle, Sunday, November 6
Philadelphia home to Chicago, Monday, November 7

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