Week 10 SNF Capper Court: Cowboys Will Be Cream Cheese in Philadelphia

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SBR Staff

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 1:16 PM UTC

Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018 1:16 PM UTC

Welcome to the "Capper Court," where five of SBR's NFL handicappers will provide their opinions on Thursday night and Sunday night NFL games. The majority rules! It's an NFC East matchup on SNF for Week 10.

Dallas (3-5 SU, 3-5 ATS) at Philadelphia (4-4 SU, 3-5 ATS)Sunday, 8:20 p.m. ET (NBC)Free Majority Pick: Eagles -5.5 Opening LineBest Line Offered: BetOnline

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Matthew Jordan:

Double whammy going against the Cowboys as not only are they on a short week, the Eagles are off their bye week. The Boys are 0-4 ATS in past four when playing on a Sunday following a MNF game. This will be the Philadelphia debut of former Lions receiver Golden Tate, acquired at the trade deadline for a 2019 third-round pick. Now Carson Wentz has a pretty formidable pass-catching trio of Tate, Alshon Jeffery and tight end Zach Ertz. Wentz already has the highest increase in completion percentage from last season to 2018 in the NFL, jumping from 60.2 percent to 70.7.

The Eagles look to win back-to-back games for the first time this season after dispatching of Jacksonville 24-18 in London in Week 8. Dallas kept shooting itself in the foot Monday and did squat offensively in the second half in a 28-14 home upset loss to the Titans. This team is just not well-coached. Jason Garrett should have been fired early Tuesday morning. Jerry Jones simply said no “in-season” changes. Take nothing from last year’s series between the Eagles and Cowboys as each won on the road. The Cowboys didn’t have Ezekiel Elliott in their loss, while Philly’s loss was a meaningless Week 17 game in which Doug Pederson either rested his key guys or played them briefly. The favorite has covered five straight in series and that continues with Dallas winless away in 2018.

Swinging Johnson:

The Eagles have had two weeks to prepare for the visiting Cowboys after their victory over the Jags, while Dallas is hot off the heels of a sloppy effort against Tennessee and suffered their first loss at home this season. It appears we have two clubs trending in polar opposite directions as Philadelphia has won two of their last three and are within striking distance of the NFC East-leading Redskins while Dallas would be sinking fast with a loss this week after falling to 3-5 in a home game they should have won but were held scoreless in the second half.

If you’re into trends we have a couple that might sway you to the sharp side. Philadelphia is 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games after combining for more than 350 total yards in their previous game and are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games following an ATS win. Conversely, the Cowboys are 1-4 ATS in their last five vs. NFC opponents and are 0-4 ATS in their last four games when playing on Sunday following a Monday night game. The Cowboys may enter this one without stalwart linebacker Sean Lee, who never returned after what appeared to be a reoccurrence of a hamstring injury that has been plaguing him throughout the season. The loss on Monday night to the Titans, a game in which they had plenty of opportunities to crack it open early off of Tennessee miscues, could have very well been the dagger to their postseason aspirations so don’t be surprised if Dallas is still reeling from that devastating defeat. Lay it and like it with Philly on Sunday night.

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Eagles bye week mood.

Trade for Golden Tate ✅
Cowboys Lose ✅
Redskins Lose ✅

See you on @SNFonNBC in our house, Dallas. pic.twitter.com/Lf1cp3n6vm

— NBC Sports Philadelphia (@NBCSPhilly) November 6, 2018
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Doug Upstone:

Let's begin with the obvious, Philadelphia is home off a bye week and Dallas is on the road having played on Monday. In breaking the game down further, Dallas remains limited offensively for a variety of reasons. It starts with the offensive line. For a period of about five years, the Cowboys had the premier offensive line in the NFL. They might not have been No.1 in various graders eyes each and every year, but they were in the Top 3 the entire time. Age and injuries have lowered the Dallas O-Line to where it is now considered just above average. Even with Amari Cooper, Cowboys lack in consistent playmakers and with Dak Prescott more under pressure with a lesser running game and receivers who cannot create separation, that limits Dallas.

Philadelphia has felt the effects of being a Super Bowl champion. But the bye week has to be a large help and allow the coaches to find ways to improve the offense. The Eagles are not going to repeat as champions but they are nicely positioned to repeat as NFC East champions. Look for them to beat Dallas by 10 or more.

Kevin Stott:

Dallas (13-16 ATS on SNF, 11-14 ATS as Underdog) traded for Amari Cooper (Raiders) while Philadelphia dealt for Golden Tate (Lions), both smart moves for these two NFC East contenders as games in the 2nd Half of the season have much more meaning. This Sunday Night Football affair from The City Of Brotherly Shove may prove to be a tough Loss down the road, probably more so for Dallas (3-1 ATS L4 Road in series) with the Redskins doing so well and atop the NFC East heap (for now) and defending Super Bowl champions Philly (6-6 Home SNF, 11-10 ATS Favorite) not wanting to be in a race for a Wild Card berth.

Although this could be low-scoring and chess-like, with Tate added to a beat-up Receiving corps, Wentz has more reliable options and a genuine deep threat and the Eagles should win by about 11 with Ertz coming through in the clutch and the Iggles holding Elliott and the Cowpoke (0-4 Road) somewhat in check. These two will meet again at in Arlington at Jerry World on Dec. 9 in Week 14 in a game that might not matter to Dallas if it can’t get to .500.

Rainman:

Philadelphia is built to exploit Dallas’ weakness on defense. The Cowboys rank 27th in opposing passer rating. On Monday Night Football, they allowed Marcus Mariota to achieve his highest passer rating of the season en route to a 28-point effort for Tennessee’s low-ranked offense. The weaknesses are especially evident in both safeties and in second-year cornerback Chidobie Awuze, who hasn’t been the shutdown cornerback that Dallas is hoping for. Carson Wentz has had a superb season, averaging nearly 300 yards per game and producing a 13-to-2 touchdown-to-interception ratio. After initial struggles with injury at quarterback and wide receiver, the Eagles’ pass attack is enjoying great chemistry.

Dallas has yet to top 20 points on the road. The problem is its pass attack, which even with the addition of Amari Cooper leaves much to be desired with Dak Prescott at quarterback. Dallas has the fifth-worst passer rating on the road. Yet, with a pass defense that will be vulnerable to Wentz, Dallas will find itself having to pass. Plus Philly boasts the second-best run defense and will limit Zeke, who is Dallas’ offensive strength.

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