The Cowboys Own the NFC East ATS

Dallas has eaten the NFC East alive over the last two seasons

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Cowboys (7-7) at Eagles (7-7)

DAL -2.5, O/U 46.5, Sunday 12/22, 4:25pm EST

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To label the NFC East as a train wreck might be too kind. The Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles stand atop the divisional standings and Dallas currently owns the tiebreaker advantage due to their head-to-head win earlier in the season. In that contest, the Cowboys mopped the floor with the Eagles, winning 37-10 in Dallas. Both teams have been massive disappointments this season and have lost to inferior opponents, but to their credit, have stayed in the mix. 

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The Cowboys are listed as slight road favorites in this matchup, most likely due in part to the numerous injuries that are plaguing the Eagles on the offensive side of the ball. Some of Philadelphia’s top playmakers (Jordan Howard, Alshon Jeffrey, Nelson Agholor to name a few) have been forced to sit out with various ailments in recent weeks, which has affected Carson Wentz’s ability to lead the team’s offense into the endzone with any sort of consistency. Luckily for Philadelphia, the Cowboys seemingly still can’t get consistent production from an offense that includes Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott and Amari Cooper. However, Dallas’ 44-21 victory over the Los Angeles Rams could have been just what the doctor ordered last week, along with this trend:

  • Over the last two seasons, the Cowboys are 9-1 ATS (+7.9 units) against NFC East opponents. The average score in those games: Dallas 30, Opponent 20. 

That fact certainly bodes well for Jason Garrett and company. However, expect a gritty, physical game between the two rivals. 

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