|Written by Michael|
Bet on the NFLLate on Sunday afternoon, two controversial quarterbacks meet as Tony Romo's Dallas Cowboys travel to take on Michael Vick's Philadelphia Eagles. The game in Lincoln Financial Field in Phily, PA, is scheduled for 4:25 PM ET, with regional coverage to be provided by FOX.
The Cowboys suffered their latest loss of the season to the undefeated Atlanta Falcons, 19-13. They suffered deficits in first downs at 21-18, total yards at 453-377, and rushing yards at 123-65. This was a game dominated by defense, as neither team scored a touchdown until the fourth quarter. The Falcons had four field goals to the Cowboys' two field goals, which made the difference. An Atlanta field goal in the final 17 seconds prevented Dallas from covering. QB Tony Romo threw 25-of-35, for 321 yards, and 1 touchdown. On the positive side, at least the Cowboys did not commit a turnover. Romo is at 10 touchdowns and 13 interceptions on the season.
The Eagles played in the Superdome on Monday night, falling to the Saints, 28-13. They held edges in first downs at 24-20, total yards at 447-371, and rushing yards at 221-140, but could not capitalize. Seven sacks and 7 penalties cost them over 100 yards, and the Eagles turned the Ball over twice. QB Michael Vick threw 22-of-41, for 272 yards, and 1 touchdown. The Eagles' only cover this year has been by 1 ½ points, with their three SU wins coming by 1, 1, and 2 points.
The underdog is 23-7 ATS in Cowboys games, while the dog is 6-0-1 ATS in Eagles games. Dallas is 3-5 ATS on the season, and 2-1 ATS as a road underdog. The Eagles are 1-5-1 ATS on the year, and 1-3 ATS as a home favorite.
These two teams have met 23 times since 2001, with the Eagles holding a 14-9 series edge. Their last meeting, in December 2011, resulted in a 20-7 Eagles victory. In that one, Dallas was a 1 ½ point favorite. In an October 2011 matchup, the Eagles won 34-7, in a game in which the Eagles were 3 point favorites.
For this weekend's game, Philadelphia is listed as a 1 ½ point home favorite, according to Bet Royal's sportsbook odds. The line opened at -2 ½ for the Eagles. The over/under is set at 45 ½ points.
We last previewed the Cowboys in Week 6 here.