Eagles vs Cowboys: Week 7 NFL Odds
The high-powered Dallas Cowboys travel to Philadelphia on Sunday to take on Chip Kelly’s Eagles in a battle of two NFC East leaders.
The Eagles opened as 1.5-point favorites, but several shops were keeping the game off the board early in the week to see how Philadelphia’s quarterback situation plays out. Backup Nick Foles started in place of the injured Mike Vick in a win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.
Foles played well and may get the starting nod from Kelly again this week. The Eagles are 4-1 ATS in their past five against NFC East rival Dallas.
The Cowboys were impressive in knocking off the Washington Redskins, but lost running back DeMarco Murray to a sprained knee during the game and had already been declared out for Week 7. Star defensive end DeMarcus Ware also was injured against the Redskins.
Dallas won both meetings last season in a pair of high-scoring affairs. The Eagles, however, have covered the spread in four of the last five meetings with Dallas.
They bring a 3-3 record (3-3 ATS) to the Week 7 battle against the 3-3 Cowboys, who are 5-1 ATS against the spread. Over under bettors have seen Philadelphia go 5-1 so far and the Cowboys go 3-3.
Oddsmakers at Bovada had the Eagles as -1.5-point favorites in the game, while the betting total was sitting at 56.5.
The game pits the Eagles, currently No. 28 in our OddsShark NFL Power Rankings, against the Cowboys, who rate No. 12 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 31-24 victory for the Cowboys.
Last time out for Dallas, they were a 31-16 winner as they battled the Redskins at home. The Cowboys covered in the match as a 5.5-point favorite, while 47 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. In their last game, the Eagles got 3 passing scores out of Nick Foles en route to a 31-20 win over the Buccaneers on Sunday at Raymond James Stadium.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Philadelphia's No. 4-ranked offense (27.67 PPG) against a Cowboys defense that ranks No. 21 at 25.33 PPG. The Eagles passing attack has averaged 271.33 yards per game, less than the Cowboys give up through the air (308.17 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Cowboys own the league's No. 15-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 113 yards per game when on the road. Philadelphia, on the other hand, rates No. 1 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
A few Cowboys at Eagles trends to consider:
Dallas is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Dallas is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Dallas's last 7 games
Dallas is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Philadelphia is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 9 games
Philadelphia is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Philadelphia is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home
Dallas at Detroit, Sunday, October 27th
Philadelphia at New York, Sunday, October 27th