Sunday, January 1, 2017
Lincoln Financial Field
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The Dallas Cowboys take on the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, January 1, 2017 at Lincoln Financial Field. The opening line for this game has Philadelphia as 6 point favorites and the over/under was set at 42.5. The Cowboys are 10-5-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-9-0. The Eagles have an over/under record of 9-6-0 and they are 7-8-0 against the spread.
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Dak Prescott finished with 212 yards through the air for Dallas last week. He completed 15 passes out of 20 attempts for a 75% completion percentage. The Cowboys were led in rushing by Ezekiel Elliott, who finished with 80 yards on 12 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 7 yards per carry. Dez Bryant was the team leader in receiving with a total of 70 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 18 yards per reception. As a team in that game Dallas got a total of 23 first downs. Of those first downs, 6 came on the ground while 14 came through the air. They ran 52 total plays for 375 yards for the game. The Cowboys ran for 164 yards on 30 attempts.
Carson Wentz finished with 152 yards passing for Philadelphia last week. He went 13 for 24, resulting in a 54% completion percentage. The Eagles were led on the ground by Ryan Mathews, who finished with 46 yards on 18 carries. He ended the game with an average of 3 yards per rush. Nelson Agholor led the team in receiving with 47 yards and 2 catches. He finished the game with an average of 24 yards per reception. Philadelphia had 15 first downs total. 6 came from running the ball and 7 came from a pass. They ran 55 total plays for 286 yards for the contest. The Eagles ran for 118 yards on 30 carries as a team.
Dallas scores 27 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 4th in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 21 passes on 30 attempts for a 70% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 234 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 19th in the league. The Cowboys run for an average of 155 yards per game on 32 attempts for an average of 4.8 yards per carry. That ranks them 2nd in the league. They also run 64 plays per contest and average 6.1 yards per play for an average of 389 yards per game, ranking their offense 4th overall this season. The Cowboys average 23 first downs per game which ranks them 4th in the NFL. They accumulate 56.3 penalty yards per game via 6.7 penalties, which ranks 14th in the league.
Dallas allows 262 passing yards per game, ranking 27th, and they allow 19 points per contest on defense, which ranks 4th. They give up 27 completions on 39 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 69%. The Cowboys allow 81 rushing yards per game on 21 carries for an average of 3.9 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 1st in the NFL. Dallas allows 344 total yards per game including 5.5 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 12th in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 5.7 penalties for 48.2 yards per game, ranking them 2nd among NFL teams.
Philadelphia averages 23 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 17th in the league. In the passing department, they complete 24 passes per game on 38 attempts for a 63% completion percentage. They throw for 224 yards through the air per game, ranking them 25th. The Eagles run for an average of 113 yards per game on 27 attempts for an average of 4.2 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 10th on the ground. They also run 67 plays per game and average 5 yards per play for a total of 337 yards per game, ranking them 22nd in the league on offense. The Eagles get an average of 21 first downs per game, which ranks 17th. They average 58.9 penalty yards per game via 7.3 penalties, ranking them 8th in the NFL.
Philadelphia allows an average of 247 passing yards per game, which ranks 18th in the league. Their defense overall allows 21 points per contest, which has them ranked 12th. They give up 21 completions on 35 attempts for a completion percentage of 60% per game. The Eagles allow 106 rushing yards per contest on 25 carries for a 4.2 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 19th in the NFL. Philadelphia allows 353 total yards per game for an average of 5.7 yards per play, which ranks 18th in the league. They force 6.3 penalties for 53.5 yards in each contest, ranking 6th.
Dallas Betting Trends
Dallas is 6-9-0 against the over/under this season
Dallas has an ATS record of 10-5-0 this season
Philadelphia Betting Trends
Philadelphia is 9-6-0 against the over/under this season
Philadelphia has an ATS record of 7-8-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
12/26/16 DB Anthony Brown Concussion injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Philadelphia
12/26/16 DL Cedric Thornton Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Philadelphia
12/26/16 DE Demarcus Lawrence Back "?" Sunday vs. Philadelphia
12/26/16 DT Terrell McClain Ankle injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Philadelphia
12/26/16 DT Tyrone Crawford Shoulder "?" Sunday vs. Philadelphia
12/26/16 LB Justin Durant Elbow "?" Sunday vs. Philadelphia
12/16/16 OL Chaz Green Foot out for season
12/14/16 LB Jaylon Smith Knee IR
11/29/16 LB Rolando McClain Suspension out for season
11/23/16 TE James Hanna Knee out for season
11/16/16 TE Geoff Swaim Pectoral IR
11/01/16 CB Morris Claiborne Groin out indefinitely
09/28/16 DE Charles Tapper Back IR
09/27/16 OL La'el Collins Toe IR
08/02/16 Backup QB Kellen Moore Fibula IR
12/25/16 G Allen Barbre Hamstring injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Dallas
12/25/16 T Halapoulivaati Vaitai Knee "?" Sunday vs. Dallas
12/25/16 RB Ryan Mathews Neck injured last game, doubtful Sunday vs. Dallas
12/20/16 RB Kenjon Barner Hamstring IR
12/14/16 G Matt Tobin Knee IR
12/13/16 RB Wendell Smallwood Knee IR
12/12/16 LS Jon Dorenbos Wrist out for season
11/03/16 WR Josh Huff Legal problems has been released
10/24/16 CB Ron Brooks Knee IR
10/11/16 OT Lane Johnson Suspension expected to miss 10 games
09/02/16 DE Alex McCalister Calf IR
09/02/16 LB Joe Walker Knee IR
Josh's Pick: Take Philadelphia -6
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