Philadelphia have been the most consistent and impressive football team this year - they are good both with and without the ball, and have been effective when leading or when needing to come from behind. But they don't have QB Jalen Hurts this week who is being rested with a shoulder strain.
Hurts is a really good dual threat quarterback and they will miss him, but they have one of the better back-up options in Gardner Minshew, and have had all week to prepare for this game knowing they were going to be in this position - prep time is all important when a regular QB is out.
Dallas are a decent team, but come here now mathematically unable to catch Philadelphia after a disappointing collapse against the Jaguars (disappointing because of the lead the Cowboys built up, rather than anything against an entertaining Jacksonville side). A couple of times recently the Dallas defense has looked slightly more fallible, and that must be a worry as everything starts heading towards the post-season.
For me, there is some added pressure on Dallas to win this divisional match-up now that Jalen Hurts is out - if they can't beat the Eagles without Hurts, are they ever going to have a chance if they meet again in January?
The predictor has this as Philadelphia Eagles 33-21 Dallas Cowboys, which might be a tad ambitious, but they are around 2.9 for the win which looks very generous. The algorithm is happy with that price and a full week to prepare their back-up QB
Ah, got everything right except the result. Fair play to Dallas' offense for coming through in the end as things started heading down the 'shoot out' scenario. I think Philadelphia maybe made a bit of a collective business decision late on, but I can't blame them for that even though it didn't win me anything!
Ah, got everything right except the result. Fair play to Dallas' offense for coming through in the end as things started heading down the 'shoot out' scenario. I think Philadelphia maybe made a bit of a collective business decision late on, but I can