Last Updated Oct 16, 2022, 7:53 PM

Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles Picks, Predictions, Odds

The sixth Sunday of regular season NFL action will conclude with a heavyweight NFC East showdown between the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles. Coverage begins from Lincoln Financial Field in South Philly at 8:20 p.m. ET on NBC.


The Cowboys have been on quite the rollercoaster early in the season, as they lost Dak Prescott to a thumb injury in an ugly 19-3 loss to the Bucs back in Week 1, which in turn, left Dallas’ quarterback duties to Cooper Rush for the foreseeable future. However, the Cowboys still bounced back with Rush in the drivers’ seat, as Dallas followed up its Week 1 loss with consecutive victories over the Bengals, Giants, Commanders, and Rams, while scoring 20+ PTS and allowing 17 PTS or less in all four of those affairs (22.5 OPPG, 13.3 DPPG).

The Eagles, on the other hand, are having an incredibly impressive start to the season, as Jalen Hurts and co. racked up 27 PPG on 420 YPG across a perfect 5-0 start to the season, while defensively, allowing just 17.6 PPG on 294 YPG in those same five contests.

I’ll take the over here, as both of these defenses have been lights out to start the season, however, I still expect to see a steady dose of scoring between an Eagles squad that tallied 24+ PTS in four of their first five matchups, and a Cowboys squad that’s scored 20+ PTS in four straight contests with Rush under center.

Score Prediction: Eagles 26, Cowboys 20
Best Bet: Over 42 (-110)


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Date: Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022
Matchup: NFC East
Venue: Lincoln Financial Field
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Time-TV: NBC, 8:20 p.m. ET


All hope appeared to be lost for Cowboys fans when Prescott exited their season opener against Tampa Bay with a thumb injury. However, that’s still their only loss of the season, as the Cowboys strung together a four-game win streak with Rush under center in Weeks 2 through 5, while scoring 22.5 PPG and allowing just 13.3 PPG across those victories.

Rush has received tons of credit for the Cowboys’ success, and rightfully so, as most backup QB’s go their entire career without reaching the heights Rush is currently at. However, the Cowboys’ defense smothering opponents to 17 PTS or less in four straight matchups is the real driving force behind this win streak. And if they can do that again this Sunday, they might just beat the Eagles too.

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The Eagles are 2-7 ATS in their last nine matchups against Dallas. (Getty Images)


Philly’s defense was relatively pedestrian in DC Jonathan Gannon’s first campaign with the team, as the Eagles’ defense ranked 19th in scoring 10th in total yardage last season (23.1 PPG, 330 YPG), which was good enough to keep them afloat in most contests, but not enough compete with top tier NFC squads like Tampa Bay and Los Angeles.

However, Philly’s defense was phenomenal in the first five weeks of this season, highlighted by the Eagles allowing just 17.6 PPG and forcing a league-high 10 turnovers across their perfect 5-0 run to open the year, which is the type of dominance capable of propelling this squad into title contention, especially if they continue to generate 27 PPG on the offensive side of the ball.


  • The Cowboys are 4-1 ATS in their last five games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in five of Dallas' last six games.
  • The Cowboys are 4-1 SU in their last five games.
  • The Cowboys are 7-2 ATS in their last nine games against Philadelphia.
  • The Cowboys are 7-2 SU in their last nine games against Philadelphia.
  • The total has gone UNDER in four of Philadelphia's last six games.
  • The Eagles are 5-0 SU in their last five games.
  • The total has gone OVER in six of Philadelphia's last seven home games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in five of Philadelphia's last seven home games against Dallas.
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