Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles: Top Anytime TD Scorer Bets
We've made it to the end of Week 3 of the NFL season already. Both the Cowboys and Eagles enter this game 1-1 on the season. The Eagles present the biggest threat to Dallas at the moment in the NFC East. As it is the Cowboys home opener in "Jerry World", AT&T Stadium will be rocking.
The Eagles and Cowboys have already suffered some injuries and setbacks, specifically in the trenches. The Eagles will be without key offensive linemen Jordan Mailata and Brandon Brooks and edge defender Brandon Graham. In addition, Dallas will be without offensive tackle La'el Collins who was suspended this week.
These sides can score points but much to our surprise they both have been solid defensively. Or at least they were last week. The Eagles have featured a run-heavy approach that has helped lead to both of their games going under 40 and that is to the benefit of their defense, keeping them on the sideline for extended periods of time. The Cowboys took that same approach in Week 2 leaning heavily on star running back Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard. There's a chance we see both attempt to establish the run again here on Monday night.
Let's get to the best picks for anytime touchdown scorers on Monday night.
Dallas Goedert (+240)
The Cowboys defense struggles defending tight ends. Through two weeks Goedert has rendered three red-zone targets from Jalen Hurts, converting one for a score back against the Falcons. The three red-zone targets leads Philadelphia. The Cowboys allowed Rob Gronkowski to find the endzone twice in Week 1. Goedert ranks third on the Eagles in targets and has an 85.7% catch rate so far.
Blake Jarwin (+390)
We're taking another tight end here. This time it's one of the Cowboys. In 2020, the Eagles allowed 9 touchdowns to opposing tight ends. That was good for the fifth-most in the NFL. So far they've yet to allow a tight end to score in 2021. Jarwin and his teammate, fellow tight end, Dalton Shultz have identical 8 targets on the season. Last week though Dak targeted Jarwin four times compared to Shultz's two targets. Jarwin went down in Week 1 last season with a season-ending injury just like Dak Prescott. The two of them rehabbed together and I think this makes for a great story for Jarwin to get in the endzone in his first game back in Dallas. Jarwin is the only Cowboys tight end with a red zone target on the season.
Dak Prescott (+230)
Much like the reason it would be nice to see Jarwin score, as a fan of the NFL, it is great to see Dak fully recovered from the ankle fracture from nearly a year ago. So far in 2021 he only has four rushing attempts for 13 yards. Before the injury, though last season he scored three rushing touchdowns. All in one game, but the point is he rushed for three scores in just four and a half games. In 2019, Dak ran one in facing the Eagles at home. The Eagles have yet to face a quarterback that can run this season so it'll be interesting to see how they handle Prescott's legs.