Eagles at Cowboys Predictions for Week 14 of the NFL Season – NBC Sports Philadelphia

The Eagles (10-2) are about to face the Cowboys (9-3) in a huge NFC East battle on Sunday Night Football.

To the predictions:

Ruben Frank (10-2)

I pick the Cowboys for the same reason I picked the 49ers. I don’t know how the Eagles can stop their offense. I have been very concerned about the Eagles defense for a while now. They won some games despite being hurt, but it all caught up to them on Sunday. Now they have to go on the road and face a team with an even more explosive offense than the 49ers. The Cowboys are averaging 32.3 points per NFL game and 34.1 at home. They have won 14 straight in North Texas, going 36-18 by an average. In their last five games, the Eagles are allowing 29 points and 435 yards per game. They didn’t pressure, they didn’t get turnovers, they didn’t stop the run and they allowed an alarming number of passing yards. It’s the #1 scoring offense in the NFL against the 24th-ranked scoring defense. And the Eagles go from one MVP quarterback candidate to another. Dak Prescott in his last six games has 20 touchdowns, two interceptions, 71 percent accuracy, 317 yards per game and an NFL-best 123.1 passer rating – just above Brock Purdy’s 120.2. CeeDee Lamb now has 90 catches and nearly 1,200 yards. Tony Pollard is on pace for 1,400 scrimmage yards. The Eagles will have Zach Cunningham back and that will help. And Shaq Leonard will have a role, and that should help. But the Cowboys have scored at least 38 points in five straight home games, the first team to do so since the Lions in the 1952 and 1953 seasons. The Eagles have lost five straight at AT&T Stadium and haven’t swept Dallas since 2011. A win would be huge. and the loss would be devastating. I expect the Eagles to score big points. It’s just not enough.

Cowboys 33, Eagles 31

Dave Zangaro (8-4)

There are many reasons to expect the Eagles to lose this game. They got pummeled by the 49ers last week and will have to face an explosive offense on the road at AT&T Stadium, where the Cowboys rarely lose. Not to mention the Cowboys are coming off an extra three days rest, which really matters.

But I’m going to the public. I think the Eagles will win this game. Maybe this is a little silly, but we’re talking about a team that hasn’t lost back-to-back games with Jalen Hurts in the last two seasons. And heck, they’ve lost a total of three games with Hurts at QB since the start of the 2022 season. I like the mood of the team all week after the embarrassing loss to the 49ers, and I have some faith that they’ll be dangerous with their backs against the wall. As for things on the field, the Eagles will get Dallas Goedert back in this game, which is a huge deal for both the passing game and the run game. Defensively, Bradley Roby will have a big role after missing the Cowboys’ first game. I don’t have much faith that the Eagles will be able to stop the Cowboys’ offensive attack, but I do have some faith that they will be able to score. The Eagles were stuck in the red zone last week, which really doomed them. But the pass defense was fantastic against the 49ers, and if the offensive line can do that again, I think Hurts can roll on the Cowboys like we saw the Seahawks do last Thursday. I expect to see a big performance from one of the top two wideouts, and I expect to see the Eagles run the ball more effectively against the interior of the Cowboys defensive line. That will be great, but I mean the Eagles pull off a bit of an unexpected win.

Eagles 31, Cowboys 28

Mike Mulhern (10-2)

First place is on the line Sunday night, but the good news for the Eagles is that regardless of the outcome, they will still control their own destiny when it comes to the NFC East crown. If they just win their last four games, they will become the first repeat winners of the division since the Birds in 2003-04. However, a win in Dallas would all but seal their finish ahead of the Boys.

In his last seven games, Dak Prescott has 21 touchdowns against just two interceptions, good for a 121.5 passer rating. I know the familiar refrain when it comes to the Cowboys quarterback is “can he make it in the playoffs?” That’s a question for another day. He has been absolutely red-hot and generally reserves his best performances for the Eagles. In the Nick Siriani era, he has 14 touchdowns and just one pick in four games. With the shape the Eagles defense has been in lately, it will be imperative for the pass rushers to win in the trenches against the Cowboys offensive line. They did keep Prescott clean for most of the first game until late in the fourth quarter. If the Eagles don’t come home until the final minutes this time, it will be too late.

As Prescott makes his own case for MVP, the Cowboys defense has started to show some flaws. Daron Bland was collecting passes, but they started to get him. The Seahawks chased him all game a week ago, so expect him to be in the sights of Jalen Hurts on Sunday night. Hurts has taken some completely unwarranted criticism this week from all quarters and I expect he will come out with a point to prove. But I don’t see them getting enough stops to win. The Eagles have been on the losing end of some epic shootouts in Dallas (see: last season, even going 41-37 in 2008). I think it’s happening again.

Cowboys 37, Eagles 35

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