Thanksgiving Day Against the Spread Betting Philadelphia at DallasJosh Bailey
Philadelphia and Dallas are tied atop the NFC East division meaning that the winner of this game on Thanksgiving Day has first place on the line. The hometown Cowboys are 3 point favorites over the visiting Eagles with a lofty game total of 51.5.
Will Dallas break a 3 game against the spread losing streak on Thanksgiving? Or, will Philadelphia keep the streak alive?
Matchup: Philadelphia Eagles vs Dallas Cowboys
Date: Nov. 27, 2014
Start Time: 4:30 p.m. ET
Location: Arlington, Texas
Stadium: AT&T Stadium
TV Info: FOX
Radio: Philadelphia Vs Dallas
Point Spread: Cowboys -3
Game Total: 51.5
Analyzing My Thanksgiving Day Philadelphia at Dallas Against the Spread Betting Pick
Dallas showed tremendous grit against the New York Giants this past Sunday night. Down by 4 points, 28 to 24, with 3 minutes left, Cowboys’ QB Tony Romo drove Dallas down the field and put the Cowboys into the end zone with a great pass to Dez Bryant.
"Romo has changed perceptions of himself from 'you can count on him to blow it' to 'you can count on him to win it'" – @ProFootballTalk
— PFTonNBCSN (@PFTonNBCSN) November 24, 2014
With only a minute left, Eli Manning and the Giants couldn’t counter, giving the Cowboys their eighth win of the season. It was the type of the game that last year’s Cowboys would have lost. That’s how much better the 2014 Dallas Cowboys are compared to the 2013 Dallas Cowboys.
But, will it translate onto the field versus the very good Philadelphia Eagles? It actually should. Dallas is averaging 387.3 yards per game, ranking the Cowboys sixth in the total yards per game category, and they’re scoring, on average, 26.5 points per. Philadelphia’s defense is giving up 375.3 yards per game on average, making it one of the worst in the NFL. Teams score 25 points per game against Philly.
The Philly defense is so bad that Titan rookie QB Zach Mettenberger threw for 345 yards and 2 touchdowns. Dallas may not need Romo to throw for that many yards to put points up on the board versus Philadelphia on Thursday because running back DeMarco Murray continues to be awesome. Murray rushed for 121 yards from 24 carries versus the Giants this past Sunday. Philly is giving up 109 yards per game via the rush.
The Eagles are in a bad position in this game. They have to make sure to stop Murray, but if they put an extra man in the box, Romo should be able to find Bryant or tight-end Jason Witten with pin-point passing. Philadelphia could try and outscore the Cowboys, but that should be harder to do than it first appears.
QB Mark Sanchez really hasn’t been playing as well as everybody believes he has. Sanchez’s QB rating was only 78.3 versus Tennessee even though he completed close to 70% of his passes and threw for 307 yards and a touchdown. Why such a low rating after what looked like a good performance? In addition to the touchdown, Sanchez threw 2 interceptions. Dallas’s defense can be scored upon, but the Cowboys’ D is much better than the Titans’.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) November 25, 2014
Dallas is on a roll. They have a legitimate shot to earn home field advantage throughout the playoffs. It’s doubtful that they’ll take a step back against an Eagles squad that, although extremely talented on offense, has a porous defense and a quarterback that is prone to making mistakes.