Last Updated on October 31, 2020
- The Philadelphia Eagles are -7 against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football this week. The total points mark is set to 43.5.
- Dallas is last in the NFL in scoring defense (34.7 PPG)
- The Eagles are in first place in the NFC East (2-4-1)
The NFL won’t stop giving us NFC East teams in primetime slots. This week, it’s the Philadelphia Eagles (2-4-1) and the Dallas Cowboys (2-5) who draw the Sunday Night Football game. The NFC East is the worst division in football by far, so these two teams with a combined record of 4-9-1 are actually playing for first place in the division.
The Action Rush Sunday Night Football betting guide has the best odds, interesting props, analysis, and everything else you need to know for Eagles vs. Cowboys in Week 8.
Eagles-Cowboys Odds SNF Week 8[metabet_core_game_tile query=”nfl/eagles” site_id=”actionrush”]
The Eagles are -7 on the spread line against the Cowboys this week, but some sportsbooks have the Cowboys at +7.5. Philadelphia is -333 on the moneyline which implies a 77% chance to win.
The total points mark is set to 43.5 which might sound like a low number, but given the Cowboys’ recent incompetence without Dak Prescott and Philly’s rash of injuries, that total looks to be normal.
SNF Preview & Betting Angles
In all likelihood, one of these teams is going to make the playoffs this year. Following last week’s games, it looks like the Eagles are the safe bet to win the division. They won’t be a Super Bowl favorite anytime soon, but they have the upper hand in the NFC East at the moment.
The Cowboys are only a half-game behind the Eagles, but they are in dire straits. Dak Prescott is out for the season and now even Andy Dalton’s future is in question after he suffered a nasty concussion on a dirty hit. While sliding, Dalton was drilled in a helmet-to-helmet hit by Jonathan Bostic.
This is a suspension worthy hit on Andy Dalton. Could kill someone. Dalton KOd pic.twitter.com/6yuaEJnERP
— Jason McIntyre (@jasonrmcintyre) October 25, 2020
The lack of response from Dalton’s teammates is indicative of just how bad things are for Dallas right now. Sure, his linemen go over to check on him, but Bostic simply walked away from the play without anyone doing anything. There is just no fight at all in these Cowboys.
As of Wednesday, Dalton was still in concussion protocol and it seems unlikely that he’ll be cleared in time for Sunday’s game. That means that the Cowboys are likely to turn to rookie Ben DiNucci.
The Eagles have injury problems of their own.
Doug Pederson: Lane Johnson, Miles Sanders and Malik Jackson are also "day-to-day.” Dallas Goedert trending in right direction.
As far as Jason Peters and where he may play, non-committal. Complimented Jordan Mailata and how he’s played at LT. #Eagles
— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) October 28, 2020
Carson Wentz is like a man on a deserted island right now. He has a ton of skill-position guys out and his offensive line has been downright horrid all season long. He was able to overcome the injuries to lead Philly on a ridiculous fourth-quarter comeback against the New York Giants last Thursday, but for the first 55 minutes of the game, the offense looked shaky.
The long week off should give the Eagles time to rest up and recover, but they definitely won’t be at full strength. Even so, they probably have enough firepower to beat the Cowboys. Dallas is last in the NFL in scoring defense (34.7) and they’ve allowed 34 or more points five times this season already.
Eagles vs. Cowboys Player Prop Bets
Game and team props generally come out early in the week with player props hitting the board on Friday night. Here are some of our favorite prop bets to take:
- Total passing yards
- Total rushing yards
- Total receiving yards
- Player vs. Player matchups
- Player to score a touchdown (first/last/anytime)
How To Watch Eagles-Cowboys Sunday Night
- Date: Sunday, Nov. 1
- Time: 8:20 p.m. ET
- Location: Lincoln Financial Field (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
- TV: NBC
Betting Picks and Score Prediction
Is anyone willing to bet on the Cowboys after their debacle last week against Washington? Seven points is a big number, but the safe play is to go against Dallas right now. Even though the Eagles aren’t blowing anyone away with their play this season, the Cowboys might be the perfect way to get back on track. Take the Eagles laying the points.
The total points mark is too tricky to bet, but the over is the likely pick there. The Cowboys defense can’t stop a nosebleed and the Eagles might be able to take their momentum from last week’s fourth-quarter comeback into their next game.