Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles (-3.5)
The beauty of the National Football League is that, when following the league as a whole, the planets often align to provide gifts to those onlookers. Not only did the Eagles and Cowboys meet on national television with equal records atop the NFC East on Thanksgiving, but they do it again two short weeks later.
With opposite results against opposite teams in Week 14 — the Cowboys beat the lowly Bears while the Eagles lost to the red-hot Seahawks — Dallas and Philadelphia enter Sunday’s game with the NFC East on the line. Again. But what is to say that anything has changed in the seventeen days between games?
The Eagles, now with quarterback Mark Sanchez for their seventh game, exposed the Cowboys’ defense on Thanksgiving. Furthermore, Philadelphia shut down Dallas altogether, holding the Cowboys to their worst scoring performance of the year. In Philadelphia, with a near-division clinching opportunity for the Eagles, nothing suggests that the Cowboys have solved their Philadelphia-induced problems. In fact, even when the Cowboys were thrashing the Bears on Thursday Night Football, Chicago put together a 21-point fourth quarter. Clearly, Dallas is prone to giving up points in bunches.
Philadelphia is prone to score in bunches.
The Eagles win by ten and cover.