Not too many people would have predicted this Eagles vs. Cowboys Week 16 matchup would feature teams sporting a combined 9-18-1 record. Similarly, not too many people would have predicted a game featuring teams with a combined 9-18-1 record could potentially determine a division champion. And yet, here we are.

Let’s jump right into the Eagles-Cowboys odds as well as lock in some picks and predictions for what is, quite remarkably, an important NFC East showdown.

After opening as a small 1.5-point favorite, the Eagles are now -3 just hours before kickoff. From this perspective, the line is a bit telling. The Eagles are fresh off an encouraging yet disappointing loss at Arizona, while Dallas pulled a home upset against the 49ers last week.

So, let’s get this straight. The Eagles are on the road, sport the worse record, and are playing a quarterback making just his third career start, but still find themselves laying a field goal on the road. I guess one could say that oddsmakers, too, believe Dallas sucks.

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Eagles-Cowboys Odds

Here are the current Eagles vs. Cowboys odds at some of the best PA online sportsbooks.

Best Eagles-Cowboys Odds

 

Team Spread Moneyline Total
Eagles      -3 (-110)    -155 O 49.5 (-110)
Cowboys      +3 (-110)    +133 U 49.5 (-110)

As noted above, the line has moved a bit throughout the week. On Monday, the Eagles were -1.5 before moving to -2.5 by Christmas. The line then ticked up to -3 by late Saturday night.

As for the total, the number has consistently held in the 49.5 to 50 range. Obviously, oddsmakers aren’t putting too much stock in the first meeting between these teams that featured just 32 combined points. That’s logical, given a Carson Wentz-Ben DiNucci rematch isn’t expected.

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The other notable offer is over at FOX Bet. This game may be a toss up, but the Eagles scoring is not. The Cowboys feature one of the NFL’s worst defenses and the Philadelphia offense has been much improved since the move to Hurts. That’s good for bettors in Pennsylvania and New Jersey who can back the Eagles to score at least once at 50-1 odds.

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Eagles vs. Cowboys Betting Trends

There are some pretty unfavorable recent trends for both teams ahead of this one. The Eagles have lost five of six games overall, while the Cowboys have been a disappointing bet at home this season at just 2-5 ATS.

The Eagles have had a good run against division opponents under Doug Pederson. Though they are just 12-16 ATS in division games under Pederson, they are 18-10 SU. They are also 17-4 SU in division games as a favorite.

Generally speaking, betting the under in late-season division contests is a good idea. To illustrate this point, the under is 150-94-3 in division games played Week 11 or later with a total set at 46+ points. We can also shrink the sample size down to division games played in December with totals between 48-50 and see the under is 33-22-1. Meanwhile, six of the last eight meetings between these two teams have stayed under the total.

That being said, the over is 27-15 in Philadelphia’s road games coached by Doug Pederson.

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Eagles vs. Cowboys Prediction

No team gets more hype than the Cowboys, but do not be deceived. This team has been bad all season and nothing has changed despite wins over the Bengals and 49ers. Something to note about that home upset win last week–Dallas was outgained both on the ground and in the air. The Cowboys also produced fewer yards per play and fewer first downs while losing the time of possession battle. Self-inflicted turnovers doomed the 49ers in that game.

If the Eagles can avoid similar mistakes, they are likely to control the game. Not only should an improved Eagles offense have its way with a Cowboys defense surrendering more than 30 points per game, but the Philadelphia defensive front should handle a depleted Dallas offensive line.

 

Eagles vs. Cowboys Pick

Traditionally speaking, I’m a huge proponent of playing the under in late-season division contests, so I have a small lean there.

As for the side, I’m not overthinking this. The Eagles aren’t a good team, but they’ve shown enough in recent weeks to suggest they should both handle and cover against what remains a bad, bad Cowboys squad. I’ll take the Eagles -3.

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