Eagles vs. Cowboys SNF Spread Pick
A pair of rivals from the NFC East that are headed in opposite directions will meet on “Sunday Night Football” when the Philadelphia Eagles host the Dallas Cowboys at 8:20 p.m. ET. Are the Eagles laying too many points in this spot?
273 Dallas Cowboys at 274 Philadelphia Eagles
8:20 p.m. ET, Sunday, November 11
Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Eagles are 7.5-point favorites to beat the Cowboys. The total, meanwhile, sits at 44 points. As of this writing, 59% of the public betting tickets are on the Eagles to cover the point spread.
Cowboys LG Connor Williams (knee) is ruled out for Week 10 against the Eagles. Either Xavier Su'a-Filo or Adam Redmond will fill-in for Williams, who's been a liability of his own when healthy. What was once considered a strength of the Cowboys' offense will likely get pantsed under the lights by Fletcher Cox, Brandon Graham, and the rest of the Eagles' feisty pass rush.
Eagles coach Doug Pederson said RT Lane Johnson's knee has responded well this week. Johnson practiced on a limited basis each of the first two days, and it sounds like he escaped without suffering any setbacks. Barring any late-week issues, he should be ready to face the Cowboys on Sunday night.
NFL Betting Trends
The Cowboys are 4-1 against the spread in their last five divisional games but are 1-4 ATS in their last five games played in the month of November.
The Eagles are just 2-5 against the spread in their last seven home games.
The Cowboys are 5-1 against the spread in their last six games played in Philadelphia and the road team is 10-3 against the number in the last 13 meetings between these two teams. This is a divisional rivalry and it’s tempting to take Dallas with the points on that principle.
That said, the Cowboys are a mess. Marcus Mariota flat out-played Dak Prescott on Monday night in Dallas and it’s not as if Mariota was lighting the league on fire entering the week. Tennessee has an excellent defense but the ‘Boys were coming off their bye and the best offensive coordinator Scott Linehan could come up with is to run Ezekiel Elliott three times up the middle as if he were calling offensive plays in the 70s. There was also a report earlier in the week by The Athletic’s Calvin Watkins that stated an anonymous agent was told by 10 players the Cowboys “are one of the worst-coached teams they’ve been on.” Throw in injuries along the offensive line and yet again to linebacker and defensive leader Sean Lee and there’s nothing to like about Dallas tonight.
Meanwhile, the Eagles are 4-4 but could have an opportunity to get even with the Redskins again atop the NFC East if Washington falls earlier today in Tampa (the Bucs are 3-point favorites). Philly is also slowly getting healthier and are well-coached. Unlike Jason Garrett, Doug Pederson will have his team ready to play off its bye. I’m buying the hook but laying the points.
NFL Week 10 Prediction: Philadelphia Eagles -7 (buy the hook)