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Eagles vs Cowboys: Wentz, Prescott duel for top spot in the NFC East

Eagles vs Cowboys NFL odds, spreads and predictions

Game information

When is it? Sunday December 9th

What time is kick off? 4:25 p.m. ET

Where is it being played? AT&T Stadium

Which channel is it on? FOX

The Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles battle for the top spot in the NFC East.

Last Thursday, Dallas won their fourth consecutive game and improved to (7-5) with an impressive 13-10 victory over the New Orleans Saints.

New Orleans was held to a season-low and snapped their 10-game winning streak at the hands of a dominant Dallas defense that picked up two sacks and an interception.

Running back Ezekiel Elliott carried the offensive workload for Dallas, rushing 23 times for 76 yards while adding six receptions for 60 yards and a touchdown.

Quarterback Dak Prescott was sharp, completing 24-of-28 passes for 248 passing yards and a touchdown.

Dallas is 5-1 at home this season and will have the home-field advantage in their upcoming matchup with Philadelphia.

The Lowdown

Philadelphia (6-6) kept their playoff hopes alive after taking down the Washington Redskins 28-13.

Quarterback Carson Wentz and the Philadelphia offense finally looked back to normal, scoring their highest total since defeating the New York Giants 34-13 in Week 6.

Wentz completed 27-of-39 for 306 passing yards, two touchdowns and an interception.

Wide receiver Golden Tate had his best game as an Eagle leading the team with 85 yards on seven receptions, finding the endzone on a two-point conversion and touchdown.

Tight end Zach Ertz continued to be his quarterbacks' safety net, snagging a team-high nine passes for 83 yards.

Eagles vs Cowboys Spread

The Cowboys are giving the Eagles 4 points in this matchup.

Slightly more than 60 percent of the public money is currently on the Cowboys (-4).

Dallas defeated Philadelphia 27-20 in Week 9 which could be an indication of how close this matchup will be on Sunday afternoon.

Take the Eagles with the points.

Eagles vs Cowboys Over/Under

The over/under in this matchup is set at 43 points.

My final score prediction: Philadelphia Eagles 24, Dallas Cowboys 27

In this series over the last three seasons, these teams have gone under the total in three of the five games.

However, I'd take the over this time around.

Eagles vs Cowboys Moneyline

Like Dallas to win their fifth game in a row? You'd have to pay $200 to win $100 profit.

Think Philly can claim the top spot of NFC East? Spend $65 to win a $100 profit.

Where the game will be won or lost

Both Philadelphia and Dallas have stopped the run at an elite level this season which is why quarterback play will decide this matchup.

Dallas' rush defense ranks ranks fourth in the NFL allowing (91.3 ypg), while Philadelphia ranks 10th with (103.7 ypg).

During the Week 9 matchup, Wentz threw for a season-high 360 passing yards in the Eagles losing effort and he'll need a similar performance on Sunday afternoon.

For Dallas, they'll need Prescott to take chances downfield to wide receiver Amari Cooper as well as extend plays with his feet.

Prescott has five rushing touchdowns this season, including one against Philadelphia in Week 9.

Stephen Rodriguez
@TinoRodriguez__ in NFL