Cowboys Eagles Betting – NFC East Rivalry Heats Up Under Sunday Night Football Spotlight
One of the most intense sports betting rivalries in the NFL will get ramped up to another level once again this Sunday, as the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles meet on Sunday Night Football. With both teams fighting to stay relevant in the NFC East playoff race, neither one can afford another loss and that added element should lead to even more intensity on the field as they fight to keep the respective season’s alive in a battle between the league’s top-ranked rushing attack and No. 1 ranked run defense.
Dallas Cowboys @ Philadelphia Eagles
Sunday October 31, 2011 – 8:20 PM ET
Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Bet Football Online Spread: Philadelphia Eagles – 3.5
The Eagles were forced in to a tough situation facing a must-win game on the road against the division rival Washington Redskins, but that brought out the best in them as they rose to the occasion in a 20-13 win. It doesn’t get any easier this Sunday under the bright lights of SNF, as they take on a determined Dallas team that was firing on all cylinders in their 34-7 win over the St. Louis Rams last weekend.
Cowboys Eagles Betting Preview: Dallas Cowboys
Many within and around the organization feel as though the Cowboys have uncovered a hidden gem in running back DeMarco Murray, who broke out for 253 yards and a touchdown in the win over the Rams. While he is unlikely to match that production this week, he should be able to make a difference if he can get going against an Eagles’ defense that has struggled up front this season. Every passing week quarterback Tony Romo gets closer to being full healthy, and he will do what it takes to avoid taking too many shots from the Philadelphia blitz. One of the keys for Dallas this week will be avoiding the turnovers that cost Washington, but with Romo it just seems like you never know what he will do next.
Cowboys Eagles Betting Preview: Philadelphia Eagles
It is no secret how the Eagles will attack the Cowboys’ defense, with the league’s No. 1 rushing attack looking to pound the rock and open things up for quarterback Michael Vick and the passing game. Vick has constantly been under attack this year, but he has shown progress on a weekly basis, and will need to get back to his Pro Bowl form for Philadelphia to have a chance. A big part of the problems on defense has been the play of the front seven, and in order for their talented secondary to make plays, the Eagles are going to have to find a way to generate more pressure up front.
Cowboys Eagles Betting Preview: Outlook & Pick
It is always exciting whenever the Cowboys meet the Eagles, but with Dallas’ defensive coordinator Rob Ryan fueling the fire with his comments earlier this sports bet season and so much on the line, Sunday Night Football is guaranteed to be a spectacle. Neither team can afford to lose another game, but there is more pressure on Philadelphia at home with just two wins this season, and the Cowboys should be able to at the least keep it close.
Cowboys Eagles Betting Pick: Dallas Cowboys