NFL Week 17 Pick: Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles

Matthew Jordan

Tuesday, December 26, 2017 5:18 PM UTC

Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017 5:18 PM UTC

It’s the second straight season that the Cowboys and Eagles close against one another. Dallas didn’t care in Week 17 last year and Philly doesn’t here. Survivor Pick: Dallas.

Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles (+2, 43)

It’s the second straight year these two close the regular season against one another and it’s completely meaningless again. Last year it was Dallas which had clinched the top seed in the NFC and Philly which was eliminated for their Week 17 game. Now it’s switched. The Eagles clinched the top seed in not very impressive fashion on Monday night, 19-10 over Oakland. Jake Elliott kicked a 48-yard field goal with 22 seconds left and then Philly got a backdoor cover on a defensive touchdown on the final play as the Raiders were trying laterals. The Eagles went to the Super Bowl and lost 24-21 to New England the last time they had home-field advantage in the NFC following the 2004 season. Dallas was eliminated from wild-card contention with a 21-12 home loss to Seattle on Sunday. Dak Prescott threw two interceptions, one returned for a score (his NFL-high fourth pick-six this season), and the Dallas offense didn't score a touchdown in Ezekiel Elliott’s return from a suspension. I like Dallas here only as I would imagine the Cowboys play their starters to finish strong and Philly is on a short week. Plus, the Eagles are going to rest a lot of guys.

  • Cowboys are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Philadelphia.
  • Eagles are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games when playing on Sunday following a Monday night game.
Free NFL Pick: Cowboys -2Best Line Offered: Youwager

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How often do you see a team lose when it allows just 136 total yards? That’s what happened to Dallas against the Seahawks as all three Cowboys turnovers led to Seattle touchdowns. Elliott rushed for 97 yards on 24 carries in his return. But WR Dez Bryant’s mind was elsewhere. He dropped a first-quarter pass, fumbled a second-quarter reception and dropped a third-quarter dump-down. Bryant’s fumble was turned into Seattle’s first touchdown, and his drop in the third quarter led to the Seahawks’ third. I can’t imagine the Eagles let Nick Foles play much here even though he could use the reps. If he gets hurt, then Philly is really up the creek with Nate Sudfeld as his backup. Foles completed just 19 of 38 passes for 163 yards with a touchdown and an interception on Monday. He and the Eagles converted just 1 of 14 third downs. The Cowboys were trashed 37-9 at home by the Eagles in Week 11. Carson Wentz threw for two touchdowns and three 2-point conversions after Philadelphia lost Elliott to a head injury. The Eagles outscored Dallas 30-0 in the second half. Prescott threw a career-high three interceptions and lost a fumble that was returned for a touchdown. No Elliott then.

  • Under is 7-1 in Cowboys last 8 games overall.
  • Under is 4-1 in Eagles last 5 games when playing on Sunday following a Monday night game.
Free NFL Pick: Under 43Best Line Offered: BetUS

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