NFL Picks Against The Spread: Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys Predictions

Lifelong Eagles fan Brandon Sommermann breaks down Sunday's Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys game and gives us his picks
Brandon Sommermann
Sun, December 27, 8:09 AM EST

Spread: PHI -2.5

Over/Under: 49.5

Kickoff: 4:25pm

TV: FOX

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys Predictions

The Philadelphia Eagles, 4-9-1, enter the week coming off their 9th loss of the season. After Jalen Hurts sparked the Eagles in their upset win over the Saints, the Cardinals were too much to handle for the Eagles defense.

The Dallas Cowboys, 5-9, enter the week coming off their 5th win of the season. After losing two straight, the Cowboys have won their last two games to keep their slim NFC playoff hopes alive.

Under head coach Doug Pederson, the Eagles have only won once in Dallas. In 4 games at Dallas, the Eagles under Pederson are 1-3, but average 23 points. A total the Eagles will have to hit on Sunday to have any chance of winning against a Cowboys team averaging 29 points per game at home this season.

After only scoring 33 points in their back-to-back losses to the Washington Football Team and Baltimore Ravens, the Cowboys erupted for 30+ points in back-to-back weeks. Scoring 41 points against the 49ers, a top-10 defense, last week. In the absence of Zeke Elliott, Tony Pollard fueled the Cowboys offense with 133-all-purpose-yards and 2-touchdowns.

Philadelphia will look to capitalize on a Dallas defense that has given up 100+ rushing- ards for 5 straight weeks. But, Philadelphia must stop a Cowboys offense averaging 35 points per game the last two weeks.

Dallas will continue to focus on its pass-heavy offense against an Eagles secondary that has been torched by DK Metcalf, Davante Adams, Michael Thomas and DeAndre Hopkins the past 4 weeks. But, Dallas must stop a new Eagles offense under Jalen Hurts that has averaged 25 points and 417 yards of offense in his two starts. 

In a battle of which team will keep their slim playoff hopes alive, the winner will be determined by which defense can make a stop. The Cowboys defense has given up 400+ yards of offense the past 5 weeks. While the Eagles defense has given up 350+ yards the past 6.

Eagles vs. Cardinals Picks

Eagles -2.5 @ -108

Miles Sanders Anytime TD Scorer @ -110

Miles Sanders Over 95.5 Yards Receiving and Rushing 95.5 @ +105

Alex Singleton Over 5.0 Tackles @ -115

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