The 10-2 Philadelphia Eagles come into this game off a blowout 42 - 23 loss to the San Francisco 49ers last week. Prior to that the Eagles were on a rampage, beating the Miami Dolphins, Dallas Cowboys, Kansas City Chiefs and Buffalo Bills in a five game winning streak. The Eagles are in first place in the NFC East, a game ahead of the Dallas Cowboys. A win tonight would all but clinch the NFC East title and go a long way towards securing the #1 seed in the NFC for the Eagles.
The 9-3 Dallas Cowboys come into this game winners of six of their last seven games. They are in second place in the NFC East. The Cowboys’ only loss in the last seven games came at the hands of the Philadelphia Eagles. The Cowboys have beaten up on a lot of bad teams this year. They have only played two winning teams all year, and they lost both games. The next four games will be a whole different level of challenge for the Cowboys, as they face the Philadelphia Eagles, Miami Dolphins, Buffalo Bills and Detroit Lions in rapid succession. This stretch will largely determine whether the Cowboys are contenders or pretenders this season. It starts tonight against the Eagles. A victory tonight would put the Cowboys into a tie for first place in the NFC East. A loss would all but take them out of the running for the NFC East title. This is a huge game for both teams.
I’m picking the Philadelphia Eagles to upset the Cowboys in Dallas tonight. I’ll believe in the Cowboys when and if they win a game or two against winning teams.
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