The Eagles and Cowboys have been two of the biggest surprises this NFL season and on Sunday night the two division rivals will look to stall each other’s unexpected momentum in the Big D. Today’s Eagles vs Cowboys Odds like Dallas to keep things rolling, though, listing the Pokes as a -4.5 pick against the spread home favorite. The total in this week’s NBC Sunday Night Football game is set at 43.5 points.
When Tony Romo went down in the preseason, everyone in the Lone Star State feared the worst and they had reason to. Dallas was utterly dreadful without Romo last season and it did not appear as though a savior was waiting in the wings. But that sentiment was a false one, or it has been to this point anyway.
The Cowboys have played exceptional football with rookies Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott leading an offense that is averaging 401.5 yards and 26.5 points per game (third and seventh in the NFL, respectively).
Prescott has thrown for 1486 yards and seven touchdowns while tossing just one interception and his 103.9 passer rating ranks seventh in the league. As for Elliott, he leads the NFL in rushing with 703 yards and he has five touchdowns and a 5.1 yards per carry average.
Those numbers go long way toward explaining the Cowboys 5-1 start to the season and their front runner status in the NFC East.
The Eagles have experienced a similar rookie induced turnaround thanks to the play of quarterback Carson Wentz. Wentz has thrown eight touchdowns to three interceptions while completing 63.8 percent of his passes.
Of course, Philadelphia’s defense has also played a major role in the club’s 4-2 start. The Eagles are allowing just 307 yards and 14.7 points per game and they will represent the best stop unit the Cowboys have faced this season.
Philly has won three of the last five meetings between these two long time adversaries and it has been a major thorn in the Cowboys side in Dallas the last several years, posting a 5-1 record in its last six games there.
NBC Sunday Night Football Pick: Eagles +4.5.
Dallas Cowboys Betting Trend: Dallas is 1-4 against the spread in its last five games playing as a home favorite against a division foe when coming off a win.
Eagles vs Cowboys Odds NBC Sunday Night Football Pick: NFL Odds Provided by Bovada.lv
Philadelphia Eagles +4.5 (-110), Over 43.5 (-110), +180 (Moneyline)
Dallas Cowboys -4.5 (-110), Under 43.5 (-110), -215 (Moneyline)