Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles Week 17 NFL Picks & Predictions 12/31/2017
Sunday, December 31, 2017
Lincoln Financial Field
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The Dallas Cowboys travel to Lincoln Financial Field to take on the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, December 31, 2017. The opening line for this game has Philadelphia as 4 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 44. The Cowboys have an ATS record of 7-7-1 while their over/under record is 6-9-0. The Eagles have an over/under record of 8-7-0 and they are 10-5-0 against the spread.
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Valuable Dallas Cowboys Betting Trends
The Dallas Cowboys are 6-9-0 against the over/under
The Dallas Cowboys are 7-7-1 against the spread
Important Philadelphia Eagles Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Eagles are 8-7-0 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Eagles are 10-5-0 against the spread
Key Dallas Cowboys Injuries
12/24/17 WR Brice Butler Foot is "?" Sunday vs Philadelphia
12/24/17 DL David Irving Concussion is "?" Sunday vs Philadelphia
12/24/17 LB Justin Durant Concussion is "?" Sunday vs Philadelphia
12/24/17 DT Maliek Collins Knee injured last game, is "?" Sunday vs Philadelphia
12/24/17 CB Orlando Scandrick Back is "?" Sunday vs Philadelphia
12/24/17 T Tyron Smith Knee left last game, is "?" Sunday vs Philadelphia
11/06/17 DT Brian Price Knee IR
10/20/17 DT Stephen Paea Knee IR
09/05/17 TE Connor Hamlett Fibula IR
09/05/17 TE Rico Gathers Concussion IR
Key Philadelphia Eagles Injuries
12/25/17 G Stefen Wisniewski Ankle is "?" Sunday vs Dallas
12/11/17 QB Carson Wentz Knee IR
10/31/17 LB Jordan Hicks Achilles IR
10/24/17 T Jason Peters Knee IR
10/19/17 S Chris Maragos Leg IR
09/24/17 RB Darren Sproles Knee IR
09/15/17 RB Donnel Pumphrey Hamstring IR
09/11/17 K Caleb Sturgis Quad IR
09/05/17 CB Sidney Jones Achilles IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Dallas Cowboys are 11th in the NFL in points scored with 348. They have run 942 plays this season for 5,011 yards, which ranks them 14th in the league in total offense. The Cowboys average 5.3 yards per play, which is 16th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 298 1st downs this year, placing them 12th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Dallas has run for 2,041 yards as a team, which ranks 2nd in the NFL. They've run 448 times, averaging 4.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Cowboys have been penalized on offense 90 times for 875 yards so far this season, which has them 24th in the league in penalties. Dak Prescott has thrown for 3,146 yards this season. He has completed 291 passes on 460 attempts for a completion percentage of 63.3%. His quarterback rating is 86.7. He averages 6.8 yards per pass attempt and 10.8 yards per completion.
Dallas is 17th in the league in points allowed on defense with 332. They have surrendered a total of 4,870 yards on D, which is 11th in the NFL. The Cowboys are ranked 14th in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Their pass defense has given up 5.9 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 10th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 348 passes on 525 attempts against the Dallas Cowboys defense this season, placing them 29th and 25th in the National Football League. The Dallas pass defense has also given up a total of 3,276 yards through the air, which is 13th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 385 attempts for 1,594 yards this year, putting them in 13th place in the league against the run. The Cowboys have committed 100 penalties for 831 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 13th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 34% of possessions on defense, which is 18th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Dallas is ranked 18th in the league in punt returns with 30. They've accumulated 263 punt return yards and average 8.8 yards per return, which is 13th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 83 yards. They have returned 24 kicks for 606 yards on special teams, ranking 20th in kick return yardage. The Cowboys average 25.3 yards per kick return and have a long of 61 yards this year. They are 18th in the league in all-purpose yards with 6,058. The Dallas Cowboys have attempted 28 field goals this season and made 22, which is 22nd in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 78.6%. Dallas Cowboys kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 36 for 38 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,552 yards on 58 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That places them 24th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Philadelphia Eagles have run for 1,967 yards as a unit, which ranks 5th in the league. They've run 434 times, averaging 4.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Eagles have been penalized on offense 101 times for 853 yards so far this year, which has them 16th in the NFL in penalties. They are 2nd in the National Football League in points scored with 438. They have run 957 plays this year for 5,417 yards, which ranks them 8th in the NFL in total offense. The Eagles average 5.7 yards per play, which is 8th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 314 1st downs this season, ranking them 4th overall as an offensive unit. Nick Foles has completed 34 throws while attempting 52 passes for a completion percentage of 65.4%. He has passed for 335 yards this year. He averages 9.9 yards per completion and 6.4 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 109.1.
The Eagles rush defense has given up 272 attempts for 1,001 yards this season, putting them in 1st place in the NFL against the run. They have had 87 penalties for 803 yards on defense this year. That places them 8th in the league. They've allowed a score on 29.6% of possessions on defense, which is 5th in the NFL. Philadelphia is 6th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 279. They have given up a total of 4,329 yards on D, which is 4th in the league. The Eagles are 10th in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Their pass defense has allowed 5.8 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 9th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 331 throws on 542 attempts against the Philadelphia Eagles defense this season, ranking them 24th and 30th in the league. The Eagles pass defense has also surrendered a total of 3,328 yards in the air, which is 15th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Philadelphia Eagles have tried 31 field goals this season and made 27, which is 16th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 87.1%. Philadelphia kickers have made 91% of their extra points, going 39 for 43 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,400 yards on 53 punts, averaging 45.3 yards per punt. That ranks them 14th in the NFL in punting average. Philadelphia is 28th in the NFL in punt returns with 23. They've totaled 230 punt return yards and are averaging 10 yards per return, which is 6th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 76 yards. They have returned 17 kicks for 336 yards on special teams, placing them 32nd in kick return yardage. The Eagles average 19.8 yards per kick return and have a long of 35 yards this season. They are 15th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 6,164.
Who will win tonight's Cowboys/Eagles NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cowboys +4
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