Monday Night Football Picks: Our Staff's Top Bets for Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles
We've made it through 15 games in Week 3, and now we have just one remaining -- the Monday Night Football matchup between the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles.
This week, we've already seen seven underdogs win straight up, and we've also seen just four of the 15 games hit the over. Wowza.
After the Washington Football Team won the NFC East with a whopping seven wins last season, the division is back to form, with tonight's squads tied at the top with a 1-1 record. The winner of the division having a record over .500 would be a nice starting goal, and that could depend on tonight's outcome.
In addition to an ever-growing abundance of top-notch content, our staff will be providing us with their favorite overall plays each week of the season.
For this piece, our staff will be covering whatever bets they feel strongest about for the Cowboys vs. Eagles matchup -- no limitations. Let’s get to it!
Cowboys vs. Eagles Picks
Under 51 (-110)
One of these days, the over streak in primetime games has to end, doesn't it? While an Eagles-Cowboys MNF game does not exactly scream "under," a low-scoring battle is what should be expected. The under has cashed each of the last four times Philadelphia has played on Monday night and is 4-1 in Dallas' last five games as a favorite. Philadelphia's defense still appears overlooked after allowing just 23 points in two games this season, and the Cowboys' defense looked impressive last week in containing Justin Herbert and the high-powered Chargers offense. Look for both units to play well again tonight.
-- Mike Spector (@MikeSpector01)
Dallas Cowboys -3 (-112)
Asking Jalen Hurts to go on the road to Dallas and win is a tough task. Dak Prescott hasn't lost to the Eagles at home since 2017 and the Eagles have lost six of their last seven road games. Plus, Dallas has been very kind to gamblers recently covering the spread in five of their last six games.
-- Matt O’Leary (@MattOLearyNY)
Dak Over 12.5 Rushing Yards (-115)
In 2020, the Eagles allowed the third-most rushing yards to opposing quarterbacks. Dak had 13 rushing yards in Week 1 but failed to run the ball once in Week 2 against the Chargers. He is currently priced at (-115) to go over 12.5. I mentioned earlier he ran for 13 yards on four rushes in Week 1, proving he's healthy enough to scamper for this total. Last week, the Eagles allowed 49ers signal-caller Jimmy Garoppolo -- not exactly known for his rushing ability -- to run the ball 11 times, totaling 20 yards and a score. I’m also on Dak to score in this one in my anytime touchdown article.
-- Tom Viera (@Tom_Viera)
Miles Sanders To Record 50+ Rushing Yards, 5+ Receiving Yards, and an Anytime TD (+255) - DraftKings
Last season, only the Houston Texans ceded more rushing yards to opposing backs than the Dallas Cowboys, who were surrendering an average of 127.3 per game. Miles Sanders took advantage of this matchup last year, racking up 57 rushing yards, 27 receiving yards, and a tuddy. This wasn't a first for him -- in his previous outing against Dallas, he managed 79 yards rushing, 77 receiving, and a score. Overall, Sanders has eclipsed 50 yards on the ground in 16 of his last 20 games, and he's surpassed five receiving yards in 22 of his last 26 efforts. Given that the Cowboys allowed 15 touchdowns on the ground to backs last year, I'm willing to spice up this parlay with an anytime touchdown bet.
-- Elisha Twerski (@ElishaTwerski)