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The Dallas Cowboys control their own fate in the NFC East but with two crucial divisional games left, they can’t afford to stumble.
This week they will take on the hard-charging Philadelphia Eagles in prime time. After struggling through media scrutiny and injuries, the Eagles seemed to have righted the ship and still have a shot at the postseason.
The Eagles come into this game as two-point underdogs, but have already trounced the Cowboys in their previous meeting this season. LeSean McCoy had a career-best 185 yards as he led the Eagles in a lopsided Sunday night victory against the Dallas Cowboys.
The sports betting trends favor the Eagles in this game as the Eagles are 37-18 ATS in their last 55 games as a road underdog and the Cowboys are 1-5 ATS in their last six games when playing against the NFC.
In the last meeting, Tony Romo could not beat an Eagle defense that sacked him four times. The Cowboys have had trouble piecing together a complete game: They have a habit of finding ways to lose and if it happens again this week, they could be out of the NFL playoffs.
Philadelphia Eagles (+2)
This may be a holiday weekend, but the NFL will be anything but nice.
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