NFL Picks and Predictions: Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys

By Mark Donatiello
Dale Zanine – US PRESSWIRE

This Philadelphia Eagles season has been a total disaster.  Following last season’s “Dream Team” failure, the Eagles have fallen well short of expectations again.  If preseason comments about an 8-8 season not being good enough hold true, Andy Reid will be out of Philly by season’s end.  Michael Vick is still suffering from concussion symptoms from the last meeting with the Dallas Cowboys.   LeSean McCoy is out again this weekend.  As the Eagles limp into Dallas, the season is all but over already.  Philadelphia is playing for pride with a rookie quarterback leading a desperately underachieving squad.

The Dallas Cowboys lost on Thanksgiving Day to the Washington Redskins, effectively erasing the momentum from a convincing win in Philadelphia two weeks ago.  The Cowboys are 5-6 and two games off the pace for the division lead.  A win brings them back to .500 and puts pressure on the New York Giants.  A loss all but ends the season.

At home, the Dallas Cowboys have been miserable.  They have a losing record and consistently struggle in their own building.  Can they overcome their issues to take advantage of a wounder Eagles team?

It’s hard to pick against the Dallas Cowboys here, despite their inconsistencies.  Tony Romo has played better recently, and it seems his receivers are finally on the same page.  DeMarco Murray‘s injury continues to affect the Cowboys offense, but against a porous Philadelphia defense the Cowboys should be able to move the ball again.  The stout, though injury-riddled, Cowboys defense should contain rookie-quarterback Nick Foles again.

I don’t see the Philadelphia backups competing with the Dallas Cowboys, even though Dallas has been terribly unreliable this year.

Cowboys 28 – Eagles 17

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