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Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys Betting Preview/Player Prop

27 September 2021

Week 3 of the NFL season will wrap up with a key NFC East showdown in Dallas as the Cowboys host the Philadelphia Eagles. The NFC East Division is once again wide open this season, and this game will go a long way towards determining the champion.

Philadelphia comes into this game with a record of 1-1 after beating the Falcons and then losing to the San Francisco 49ers. It was a miserable 2020 season for the Eagles, but they look to have put those struggles behind them.

Dallas is also 1-1 on the year, and they went toe-to-toe with the defending Super Bowl champions in their season-opening loss. The Cowboys continue to have high expectations, but they haven’t always delivered on the field.

The Dallas Cowboys are four-point favorites over the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday night.

Philadelphia Playing Defense

The Philadelphia Eagles are allowing just 11.5 points per game this season, and that has allowed them to get off to a solid start. Philadelphia has been great in the secondary, and that unit will need to play well on Monday night.

Jalen Hurts is now the clear quarterback for the Eagles, and that has allowed him to play loose and free with the football. Hurts has thrown for 454 yards and three touchdowns this season and is also the leading rusher.

The Eagles do need to find a way to give their superstar quarterback some more help as the Cowboys will be coming after him in this game.

Prescott Needs Some Help in Dallas

If the Cowboys are going to pick up a win in this game, then they are going to have to find some balance on offense. Dak Prescott has been great at throwing the football, but Ezekiel Elliott has not yet gotten things going.

Prescott has thrown for 640 yards and three touchdowns this season, but he also has a pair of interceptions. Look for Dallas to attempt to establish the run on Monday night as they want to loosen up the secondary.

The secondary has been a major issue for Dallas this season as they are allowing over 350 passing yards per game. That unit has to improve as the season moves along, of the Cowboys won’t be a playoff contender.

Eagles Ruin Celebration in Dallas

There will be quite the celebration in Dallas on Monday night as the Cowboys kick off their season at home. This is a season that is filled with plenty of expectations, but there are still some major holes on this roster.

Philadelphia could easily be 2-0 already this season, and the Eagles look like a team ready to make a big run. They will be looking to pick up an impressive road win, and their young quarterback will lead the charge.

This game is going to be tight, but it will be the Eagles that make more plays at the end of the game. Bet the Philadelphia Eagles moneyline as they pick up a Week 3 win over their NFC East rival in Dallas on Monday night.

Player Prop

Dak Prescott (-166) Over 1.5 Passing TDs

Prescott showed that he was back from his season-ending injury last year when he opened the season with a strong performance against Tampa Bay that included 403 passing yards and 3 TDs.

He cooled off a bit last week against the Chargers as he was held to just 237 passing yards and zero TDs despite completing 23 of 27 passes. He did rise to the occasion at the end when the led the Cowboys on a game-winning drive that resulted in Greg Zuerlein’s 56-yard FG.

While Dallas was content to keep it on the ground against San Diego’s 30th-ranked rushing defense, the offense won’t be able to be that run-focused against a stronger Philadelphia defense, which is ranked 18th against the run.

With more of an emphasis on the passing game tonight, we’ll take Prescott (-166) to go over 1.5 passing TDs against the Eagles.

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