Monday Night Football odds, spread, line: Eagles vs. Cowboys picks, predictions from top expert on 60-36 roll
The Dallas Cowboys will host the Philadelphia Eagles in an important divisional clash on Monday Night Football. All four NFC East teams were 1-1 entering Week 3 and no team has distinguished itself in a division that produced a playoff team with a losing record last season. The Cowboys returned star quarterback Dak Prescott from a gruesome ankle injury that knocked him out in Week 5 last season. The Eagles counter with second-year-pro Jalen Hurts, who has injected life into the offense with his running ability. The home team has won and covered the spread in the past five meetings between the teams.
Kickoff is set for 8:15 p.m. ET. Dallas is a 3.5-point favorite in the latest Eagles vs. Cowboys odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the Over-Under for total points is 51.5. Before you lock in your Cowboys vs. Eagles picks or any other NFL Week 3 predictions, you need to see which side SportsLine NFL expert Emory Hunt is on.
Hunt is the founder and CEO of Football Gameplan, which has been supplying analysis of all levels of football since 2007, and a former running back at Louisiana-Lafayette. He knows the game from a player’s perspective.
Hunt has been locked in on the tendencies of both of these teams. In fact, he is an uncanny 33-18-1 in his last 52 picks involving the Eagles. His success on Dallas against-the-spread picks is equally impressive, as he is 27-18-1 on his last 46 on the Cowboys. All told, he’s 60-36-2 on picks involving these two teams. Anyone who has followed his advice is way up.
Now, Hunt has broken down Cowboys vs. Eagles and just revealed his expert picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see Hunt’s Cowboys vs. Eagles picks. Here are the NFL odds and betting lines for Eagles vs. Cowboys:
Eagles vs. Cowboys spread: Cowboys -3.5Eagles vs. Cowboys over-under: 51.5 Eagles vs. Cowboys money line: Cowboys -200, Eagles +170 PHI: Philadelphia is 21-18 against the spread as an underdog since 2016 DAL: Dallas is 18-12 ATS in division games since 2016
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Why the Cowboys can cover
Prescott’s return has made a major difference in the offense, but the defense has had issues. Prescott threw for at least 450 yards in three of his four full games last season, but the team is striving for more balance. It ranks in the top seven in the league in all three yardage categories, putting up 435 per game (fourth), including 129 on the ground (seventh). The Eagles rank 19th against the run, so Tony Pollard (183 total yards) and Ezekiel Elliott (136) should see plenty of action on Monday Night Football. Pollard is averaging 7.7 yards per carry and has seven receptions.
The Cowboys rushed for 198 yards in the 20-17 win against the Chargers last week, and Prescott threw for 405 in the 31-29 loss to the Bucs in Week 1. The quarterback has elite receivers in Amari Cooper (163-2) and CeeDee Lamb (183-1), while tight ends Blake Jarwin and Dalton Schultz have combined for 14 catches. Hurts’ ability in the passing game is his weakness, and Trevon Diggs has two interceptions as the Cowboys led the NFL with six takeaways after two games. The Dallas D is eighth in the league against the run (73.5 yards).
Why the Eagles can cover
It was supposed to be a rebuilding year for Philadelphia, but Jalen Hurts had different ideas. The second-year quarterback and rookie receiver DeVonta Smith, the Heisman winner and 10th overall pick in April, make the offense dangerous. Hurts has completed more than 67 percent of his throws with three TDs and no interceptions and leads the team with 144 rushing yards. Philly has the league’s No. 2 running game (162 yards per game), with Miles Sanders adding 129 and averaging 4.6 per carry. The third-year running back also has 43 receiving yards.
The Eagles should be able to exploit the Cowboys’ 31st-ranked pass defense, with Smith (87 yards), Quez Watkins (140 yards) and Jalen Reagor (eight catches) all capable of finding open space. Prescott has been susceptible to pressure, getting sacked 13 times and throwing six interceptions in his past seven starts, and Fletcher Cox, Josh Sweat and Derek Barnett combine for 18 sacks in 2002, while Javon Hargrave has two this season.
How to make Eagles vs. Cowboys picks
For Monday Night Football, Hunt is leaning over on the point total, but he also says a critical X-factor makes one side of the spread a must-back. He’s sharing what it is, and which side to back, only at SportsLine.
So who wins Eagles vs. Cowboys on Monday Night Football? And what critical X-factor makes one side a must-back? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Cowboys vs. Eagles spread you should be all over, all from the expert who has been locked in on the tendencies of both teams, and find out.