Sunday, November 1, 2020, Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 8:20 p.m. ET
Cowboys at Eagles Betting Preview: Cowboys (+7.5/-110), Eagles (-7.5/-110)
Dallas mustered only a 45-yard, first-quarter Greg Zuerlein field goal in a deflating 25-3 loss to the Washington Football Team last Sunday in Landover, Md.
Quarterback Andy Dalton sustained a concussion in his second start since Dak Prescott’s season-ending injury, taking a vicious hit to the helmet from Washington linebacker Jon Bostic late in the third quarter.
Rookie Ben DiNucci, a seventh-round pick from James Madison, completed 2 of 3 passes for 39 yards and was sacked three times in relief. He’ll make his first start in Philly if Dalton can’t go.
Ezekiel Elliott rushed for only 45 yards and Washington didn’t allow a completion to either Michael Gallup or rookie CeeDee Lamb, who entered the game with a combined 55 catches for 868 yards.
Despite “holding” Washington to 25 points and 397 yards, Dallas still ranks last in the NFL in scoring defense (34.7 points per game) and 27th in total defense (408.1 yards per game).
Carson Wentz finally played like Carson Wentz last Thursday night as the Eagles scored 12 points in the last five minutes to clip the visiting New York Giants, 22-21. He did toss his league-high 10th interception (tied with Kirk Cousins of Minnesota) but posted season highs in passing yards (359) and rating (91.1).
Directing an offense that was missing eight regular starters, Wentz ran for a score on the game’s opening drive and tossed touchdowns to Greg Ward and running back Boston Scott on Philadelphia’s final two drives.
Wentz has had mixed success against the Cowboys, compiling a losing record (3-4) despite completing 68.2 percent of his passes for 1,713 yards, 12 touchdowns and two interceptions in seven games.
Scott gained 92 yards from scrimmage in his first start for the injured Miles Sanders. Tight end Richard Rodgers stepped up for the injured Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert and led the Eagles with 85 yards on six receptions. Breakout receiver Travis Fulgham had five grabs for 73 yards.
Cowboys at Eagles Betting Pick for Week 8
The Eagles are a less-than-impressive 1-2-1 at home, but the Cowboys are 0-3 on the road and have a six-game road losing streak dating back to last Nov. 17 (including a 17-9 loss in Philly last December).
Dallas also has a league-worst minus-13 turnover differential, including four lost fumbles already by Elliott.
Philadelphia is well-rested coming off a Thursday night game. “Felt like we just had six months off,” guard Nate Herbig said. A victory would send the Eagles into their bye week with the division lead, and they can’t afford a setback Sunday with upcoming games against Cleveland (5-2), Seattle (5-1), Green Bay (5-1), New Orleans (4-2) and Arizona (5-2).
Cowboys at Eagles Betting Pick:
Eagles 27, Cowboys 13
Cowboys at Eagles Best Bet for Week 8
All signs point to a low-scoring affair in prime time. Philadelphia has been held under 30 points in all seven games and even the normally reliable Jake Elliott has missed one-third of his field-goal attempts.
The Cowboys have scored one touchdown in the nine full quarters since Prescott’s injury. Elliott has rushed for fewer than 60 yards in four of the last five games and has only scored twice since September.
Cowboys at Eagles Best Bet: UNDER 43.5 (-110)