Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys Matchup Preview (9/27/21): Betting Odds, Depth Charts, Live Stream (Watch Online)

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys Matchup Preview (9/27/21)

The Philadelphia Eagles will fly to Dallas to face the Cowboys in this NFC East matchup. The Eagles are coming off a tough home loss against the San Francisco 49ers, where they only scored 11 points. Defensively, the Eagles have looked terrific thus far, only allowing 17 points to the Niners and six points to the Atlanta Falcons. Meanwhile, Dallas has fared much better than many expected, especially on defense. Dallas held the Los Angeles Chargers to only 17 points despite several injuries and a roster without much depth. The Eagles and Cowboys have both played better than most anticipated, and this matchup will be exciting. Every inter-divisional game matters in the NFL, especially in the NFC East, where the margin of error between teams will be minimal.

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys Betting Odds

  • The Facts:

The Dallas Cowboys are home favorites in this bout with a Moneyline at -215. Philadelphia is a road underdog at +180. The spread is set at 3.5, and the over/under is at 51.5 with -110 odds for both.

  • The Opinion:

Dallas looks great. The return of Dak Prescott has inspired the rest of this Cowboys team, especially the defense. After holding a solid and offensive-minded Chargers squad to merely 17 points, one can only think they will do the same to the Philadelphia Eagles. Significant injuries and setbacks to several key defensive members did not slow down the Cowboys either, which was extremely surprising. However, they look like a playoff-contending team who should control the NFC East, and it will continue when Philadelphia flies into Dallas for this bout.

  • My Predictions: Dallas Cowboys win 30-17, Cowboys cover -3.5 (-110)
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TV Schedule

Date: Monday, September 27
Time: 8:20 PM ET
Location: AT&T Stadium – Arlington, TX
TV Coverage: ESPN

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys Live Stream

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Injuries

Philadelphia Eagles: G Brandon Brooks (Pectoral) Out, DE Brandon Graham (Achilles) Out, S Rodney McLeod (Knee) Questionable, TE Zach Ertz (Undisclosed) Out, LB Davion Taylor (Calf) Questionable

Dallas Cowboys: WR Amari Cooper (Ribs) Questionable, S Donovan Wilson (Groin) Questionable, DE Randy Gregory (COVID Protocol) Questionable, DE Dorance Armstrong (Ankle) Questionable, DE Carlos Watkins (Knee) Questionable

Philadelphia Eagles Analysis

When it is early in the year, most analysts, experts, and fans are just trying to feel where a respective team stands. This is the case for the Philadelphia Eagles, who looked great in Week 1, but that was likely indicative of how bad Atlanta played more than how good they played. In Week 2, the Eagles came back to Earth and lost a low-scoring affair to a struggling San Francisco 49ers team. Despite their 1-1 record, the Eagles have only allowed an astounding 23 points combined to both teams. The Atlanta Falcons looked horrendous offensively and defensively during their bout with the Eagles, which made Philadelphia look terrific. At the same time, the San Francisco 49ers have had so many injuries on offense that it is hard to know for a fact whether Philadelphia’s defense has been a benefit of circumstance or is the real deal. What is evident, though, is that Philadelphia’s offensive line is going to struggle against Randy Gregory, who will probably be back after testing positive for COVID-19 a few weeks ago. Historically, Gregory has had his way with Philly, which will only be exacerbated further with the loss of Brandon Brooks. Philadelphia will have to play much better offensively to have a chance against the Cowboys because the defense will not hold the Cowboys to the number of points that they have given up so far to other teams.

Philadelphia Eagles Depth Chart

QB: Jalen Hurts
RB1: Miles Sanders
RB2: Kenneth Gainwell
WR1: DeVonta Smith
WR2: Jalen Reagor
WR3: Travis Fulgham
TE1: Dallas Goedert

Dallas Cowboys Analysis

Despite missing several key players on that side of the ball, Dallas continues to surprise me with its defensive efforts. Even against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 1, it only allowed 31 points, which is a pretty good effort against such a high-octane offense. Now, the Cowboys will face an Eagles defense that has not faced a potent offense all year. The Cowboys have many offensive weapons, including Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott, Tony Pollard, CeeDee Lamb, Cedrick Wilson, and Amari Cooper. Dallas took a step back in Week 2 against the Chargers, only scoring 20 points, but still pulled out a huge road victory. That sort of resiliency tells me that this team has a shot at being a playoff-contending team by the end of the season. Dallas will need to protect Dak and give him time to throw to his receivers to beat the Eagles this week. Additionally, the Cowboys will need to pressure Jalen Hurts and force him out of his comfort zone. Forcing Hurts to make quick passes will result in mistakes, which is what this Cowboys defense needs to get an advantage.

Dallas Cowboys Depth Chart

QB: Dak Prescott
RB1: Ezekiel Elliott
RB2: Tony Pollard
WR1: Amari Cooper
WR2: CeeDee Lamb
WR3: Cedrick Wilson
TE1: Dalton Schultz
TE2: Blake Jarwin

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys Daily Fantasy Picks

Dak Prescott had an underwhelming performance against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 2 after a herculean effort against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the previous game. In Week 2, Prescott threw for 237 yards and one interception. This was a strange game with many penalties and no chance for either team to gain any offensive momentum. I cannot see that happening again as that game was an outlier. Prescott showed a lot of chemistry in Week 1 with his offensive weapons, and more often than not, that is what we should see every week. If Prescott’s value falls, then make sure to buy him at a discount. Prescott throwing for 350 yards in Week 3 is more likely than not, in my opinion.

Tony Pollard looked incredible in Week 2, showing his explosiveness against a tough Chargers defense. Pollard’s play could make the Cowboys’ running back group look more like a committee. He had 13 rushing attempts against the Chargers for a total of 109 yards and one touchdown. Additionally, Pollard secured three receptions for 31 yards in Week 2. What excites me most about Pollard is his fantasy floor; he should get between three and six receptions every single week, and his explosiveness has already proven that he can break out any given game. The Eagles have several key defensive players who are either declared out or questionable for this matchup, which could make Pollard an even better play. I love him for a flex position as there will still be many DFS players who overlook him because he is technically behind Ezekiel Elliott on the depth chart.

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