Eagles Cowboys Betting Tips – Cowboys Look To Avoid Another Letdown This Week Versus Eagles
Every time it seems as though the Dallas Cowboys are on the verge of taking a step forward, they end up taking a giant leap backwards instead. After blowing a perfect opportunity at home against the Washington Redskins on Thanksgiving Thursday, the Cowboys will once again look to bounce back when they host the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday Night Football. Dallas had its way with the Eagles in their first meeting of the season, which could very well end up being Michael Vick’s final game for the franchise, and are hoping for a similar sports betting result this week as they look to get back on track.
Philadelphia Eagles @ Dallas Cowboys
Sunday December 2, 2012 – 8:30 PM ET
Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas
NFL Betting Preview: Dallas Cowboys – 10
Vick hasn’t played since suffering a concussion in the 38-23 loss to the Cowboys, and while he wants to get back on the field this season both he and the team could benefit from him remaining sidelined. All indications are that Philadelphia is prepared to move forward without Vick as the starter next season, and these final five games are the perfect opportunity to see how far along rookie Nick Foles is.
NFL Betting Preview: Philadelphia Eagles
Foles bounced back from a rough debut start against the Redskins with a much more efficient performance in last week’s loss to the Carolina Panthers, but he still has a lot of work to do before he can be considered a worthy starting quarterback at the NFL level. Losing his No. 1 wide receiver DeSean Jackson to fractured ribs certainly won’t help Foles’ progression, but the Eagles’ rushing attack has shown promise in recent weeks with the emergence of Bryce Brown. Brown rushed for 178 yards and two touchdowns against Carolina, and while fans have welcomed his strong play it has made some question why LeSean McCoy didn’t get the same opportunities that Brown has earlier in the year. Philadelphia’s defense has actually been worse since former coordinator Juan Castillo was fired, and has now allowed at least 28 points in five-straight losses since its bye week.
NFL Betting Preview: Dallas Cowboys
With the chance to close the gap between them and the first-place New York Giants to 1.5 games last Thursday, Dallas conceded its first Thanksgiving day loss to Washington in a game in which it was beaten up pretty bad from beginning to end. While the Cowboys managed to make it close with a late run, it’s impossible to forget they gave up 28-unanswered points in the second quarter and 437 total yards of offense overall. Redskins’ rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III exploited issues in the secondary, and Tony Romo and the offense struggled to keep up with the pace that Washington set. It certainly hasn’t helped that the Dallas rushing attack ranks dead-last in the NFL, but that is something that is unlikely to change as long as head coach Jason Garrett is calling the plays.
NFL Betting Preview: Outlook & Pick
For as much as the Cowboys have let their fans down this season, even they could have a tough time messing this one up. Foles has already struggled and will now be even more limited without Jackson, and the Dallas defense will be able to stack the line without any real deep threat. Romo and company need to be a lot more efficient from now until the end of the year to have any shot at the postseason, and they should be able to take care of business against an Eagles’ defense that has been atrocious in recent online betting weeks.
NFL Betting Pick: Dallas Cowboys