Cowboys vs Eagles Pick
The Sunday Night Football matchup is a great one, as the Philadelphia Eagles host the Dallas Cowboys in Week 9 at 8:20PM ET.
The Cowboys crushed the Seahawks 38-17 as a 10-point favorite in Week 9. Tony Romo threw for 256 yards with three touchdowns for Dallas in the win, while emerging receiver Miles Austin caught five passes for 61 yards with a touchdown.
The Eagles also earned a win in Week 9, beating the Giants 40-17 as a 2-point underdog in Week 8. Donovan McNabb threw for 240 yards with three touchdowns for Philadelphia, while receiver DeSean Jackson hauled in 78 yards with a touchdown in the win.
Oddsmakers from online sports book Sportsbook.com have made the Eagles 3-point home favorites over the Cowboys on Sunday night. The over/under total for this game has been set at 50 points.
Dallas is just 1-5 against the spread in its last six games when playing Philadelphia and 3-6-1 against the number in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Philly. The Eagles are 4-1 ATS in their last five games.
The Cowboys have won three in a row, but the one thing they’ve always been under head coach Wade Phillips is inconsistent. We fully expect that Dallas won’t rise to the challenge like they have the past couple weeks, especially on the road in a tough environment.
Our free pick for this game is the Eagles –3. As long as their offensive line protects McNabb (the Cowboys have done a nice job creating pressure of late), then Philadelphia should earn a cover.
Our prediction for the total in this game is the over, as five of Philadelphia’s last five games have gone over the total at home. The total has also gone over in seven of Dallas’ last eight games when playing on the road against Philly.
Our NFL Week 9 Free Pick for this matchup is: PHILADELPHIA EAGLES -3 and OVER 50.
425 Dallas Cowboys +3 Over 50
426 Philadelphia Eagles –3 Under 50
Dallas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Dallas's last 9 games
Philadelphia is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Dallas
Philadelphia is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games when playing Dallas
[OL] 09/07/2009 - Robert Brewster PUP list ( Pectoral )
[CB] 11/01/2009 - Mike Hamlin "?" Sunday vs. Philadelphia ( Wrist )
[LB] 08/22/2009 - Brandon Williams IR ( ACL )
[S] 09/06/2009 - Stephen Hodge IR ( Knee )
[LB] 11/01/2009 - Curtis Johnson "?" Sunday vs. Philadelphia ( Hamstring )
[CB] 10/28/2009 - Allen Rossum expected to miss 2-4 weeks ( Hamstring )
[LB] 08/03/2009 - Stewart Bradley IR ( ACL )
[OT] 09/15/2009 - Shawn Andrews IR ( Back )
[OT] 09/06/2009 - Fenuki Tupou IR ( Chest )
[RB] 11/04/2009 - Brian Westbrook is upgraded to probable Sunday vs. Dallas ( Concussion )
[LB] 11/01/2009 - Dimitri Patterson "?" Sunday vs. Dallas ( Quad )
[WR] 10/25/2009 - Kevin Curtis out indefinitely ( Knee )
[G] 11/06/2009 - Max Jean-Gilles is upgraded to probable Sunday vs. Dallas ( Shoulder )
[DE] 11/06/2009 - Victor Abiamiri is downgraded to doubtful Sunday vs. Dallas ( Knee )
[LB] 10/22/2009 - Omar Gaither IR ( Foot )
[FS] 11/04/2009 - Macho Harris is upgraded to probable Sunday vs. Dallas ( Ankle )
[DE] 11/02/2009 - Chris Clemons is upgraded to probable Sunday vs. Dallas ( Shoulder )
[LB] 11/06/2009 - Chris Gocong is downgraded to doubtful Sunday vs. Dallas ( Hamstring )
[DT] 11/06/2009 - Broderick Bunkley is upgraded to probable Sunday vs. Dallas ( Knee )
Posted: 11/8/09 5:00PM ET