Philadelphia Eagles vs Dallas Cowboys Week 3 Predictions, Odds & Picks
- In Week 2, Eagles QB Jalen Hurts threw 0 TDs while rushing for 82 yards and a score
- The Dallas Cowboys just beat the LA Chargers by a last-second Greg Zuerlein field goal
Eagles vs Cowboys Odds
|Philadelphia Eagles||+3.5 |
|Dallas Cowboys||-3.5 |
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Eagles vs Cowboys Week 3 Predictions and Picks
In Philadelphia’s 11-17 loss to the San Francisco 49ers in Week 2, second year quarterback Jalen Hurts threw zero touchdowns while rushing with 10 carries for 82 yards and a score, his Eagles now 1-1 as they travel to Arlington to face a Cowboys team that now features two killer running backs.
Last week, the Dallas Cowboys beat the LA Chargers by a last second Greg Zuerlein field goal, with a healthy Dak Prescott throwing zero touchdowns while benefitting from solid production by two running backs, Tony Pollard and Zeke Elliott, now facing an Eagles defense that could give them trouble in noisy Philly.
These two NFC East rivals have met up with each other 124 other times (including 4 postseason games), with the Dallas Cowboys winning 70 of those games and the Philadelphia Eagles winning 54 of the games.
Can Eagles 2nd Year Quarterback Jalen Hurts Step Up?
Last year, the Eagles’ young QB Jalen Hurts, a rookie then, started four games and went 1-3 on the season completing just 52 percent of his passes while throwing 4 interceptions to his 6 touchdown passes.
So far this season, Hurts has done far better in terms of production, completing 67.2 percent of his passes now with 3 touchdowns and no interceptions, with him starting under center his Eagles now with one win and one loss in 2021.
The question is whether Hurts can step up and lead his Eagles to a divisional win against a Cowboys team that consistently gives Philadelphia trouble, the Texas noise in Arlington most likely about to get ugly at this NFC East Monday Night Football showdown.
Can Cowboys’ 4th Ranked Offense Win Over Eagles’ 4th Ranked Defense?
After two weeks, the Philadelphia Eagles now boast the fourth best defense in the league after allowing opponents to gain just 283 yards of total offense per game, a squad that opponents on average score just 11.5 points against.
The Cowboys, on the other hand, have an offense ranked fourth in the NFL that scores almost 25 points per game and gains 435 yards every time thanks to a powerful run game coupled with quarterback Dak Prescott’s accurate and strong arm.
It will be an interesting battle between these two opposing forces with Dallas helped by hometown noise, all while the Cowboys’ struggling defense tries to stop the Eagles’ young and relatively inexperienced quarterback, a potentially high-scoring affair that should total over 50 points.
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Eagles Key Player: (WR) DeVonta Smith
Rookie receiver DeVonta Smith was a huge playmaker at Alabama last season and now he is creating some similar excitement in Philadelphia with his quarterback Jalen Hurts.
So far in 2021, the duo has connected eight times for 87 yards in two games with a touchdown, not bad initial production for two players so new to the pro level of football.
In four seasons for the Crimson Tide, Smith was a playmaker, catching 235 passes for almost 4,000 yards and 46 touchdowns, so expect this first round pick (10th overall) to start hauling in the receptions and TDs for his Eagles once he and Hurts fine tune their connection.
Cowboys Key Players: (RBs) Ezekiel Elliott & Tony Pollard
Move over Zeke Elliott, fat contract or not, now running back Tony Pollard is making a huge splash in Dallas, with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones excited to have a two-headed monster living in his backfield.
Take last week’s win over the Chargers when the two were on fire, Tony Pollard with 13 carries for 109 yards and a touchdown in that one and Zeke Elliott with 16 carries for 71 yards and a touchdown, as well.
With quarterback Dak Prescott now back healthy and connecting with receiver Amari Cooper at will, expect this dynamic Dallas duo to add a whole other level of danger to an already powerful offense.
How to Watch Eagles vs Cowboys
|Eagles vs Cowboys Information|
|Teams||Philadelphia Eagles vs Dallas Cowboys|
|Location||AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX|
|Time||Monday, September 27, 2021; 8:15 PM ET|
|How to watch||ESPN|
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Mike Lukas is a retired standup comedian turned freelance writer now living in Dallas, Texas, originally from Cleveland, Ohio. His love for the game of football and all things Cleveland Browns turned Mike into a pro blogger years ago. Now Mike enjoys writing about all thirty-two NFL teams, hoping to help football gamblers gain a slight edge in their pursuit of the perfect wager. Email: [email protected]