NFL Week 16 Betting: Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys Odds, Prediction, and Pick

Dallas Cowboys

In what is potentially the biggest match-up in all of the week 16 NFL games, we see the Philadelphia Eagles heading on the road to play one of their biggest rivals in the Dallas Cowboys.  These two teams met earlier in the season, and the game resulted in a dominating performance by the Eagles, which led to a 34-7 win for them.  After that loss though, the Cowboys hit a four game winning streak, while the Eagles went on to lose four of their next five games.  That about sums up why these two teams are where they are at now, with the Cowboys at 8-6 overall and in first place in the NFC East, and the Eagles at 6-8 and just hoping to find a way to get into the playoffs by winning their final two games.

The first game between these teams was painful for Cowboys fans, but the one key thing that they have to be excited about right now is how well quarterback Tony Romo is playing.  To top it off, the Cowboys get to play this one at home, which should be a huge help to a team who could potentially clinch the NFC East this weekend if they win and the New York Giants lose to the Jets as well.

There are quite a few interesting match-ups to keep your eye on in this game, and the amount of talented players on both sides of the ball could keep you on the edge of your seat consistently.  The things that I’ll be watching for are Lesean McCoy and Michael Vick against Demarcus Ware and the Cowboys defense, as well as Tony Romo, Dez Bryant, Miles Austin, Jason Witten, and Laurent Robinson against that Eagles secondary.  This game will kick off at 4:15pm EST and should be one of the best games of the entire NFL season to this point.

Odds and Sports Betting Line

Philadelphia Eagles: +1.5

Dallas Cowboys: -1.5

Free Prediction

The Cowboys will be out for revenge in this one after losing in embarrassing fashion on the road earlier this year to the Eagles.  Both teams seem to be pretty healthy aside from the Cowboys losing running back Demarco Murray, so look for these offenses to have solid days as well.  Felix Jones has done a very good job as the starting running back since Murray went down, and I think that he and Romo will do enough to pull off the win at home against a talented Eagles team.

Prediction:  Dallas Cowboys- 31 Philadelphia Eagles- 27

Free Pick

I do like the fact that the line is low for the home team in this one.  This is a big game for the Cowboys, who would definitely love to avoid playing for the NFC East title on the road in Giants’ stadium if at all possible.  While beating the Eagles won’t lock this up for them, it’ll put them in a direction to do so as long as the Jets get a big win over the G-Men up in New York.  I’m picking the Dallas Cowboys to win and get the cover here as well.

Pick:  Dallas Cowboys -1.5