Philadelphia Eagles vs Dallas Cowboys Prediction, 12/27/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 16
Game: Philadelphia Eagles vs Dallas Cowboys
Date: Sunday, December 27, 2020
Location: AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Dallas +1
Andy Dalton and the Dallas Cowboys (5-9) host the Philadelphia Eagles (4-9-1) at AT&T Stadium on Sunday, December 27, 2020. The spread on this contest has Philadelphia as 1-point favorites. The O/U is set at 48.
The Philadelphia Eagles come into this game with a record of 4-9-1 for this year. In their last game they played the Arizona Cardinals and lost 33-26. Jalen Hurts went 24/44 with 338 yards passing and tossed 3 TD's. He walked away with no picks. Miles Sanders led the team on the ground for that game. He broke a long run for 10 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for 64 yards by way of 17 carries which had him averaging 3.8 yards per run. Zach Ertz was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 69 yards on 2 receptions. He averaged 34.5 yards per reception for that game. The Philadelphia Eagles rushed the ball a total of 29 times and earned a total of 117 yards which gave them an average of 4.0 yards per carry. Overall, they ran 79 plays which gave them a total of 422 yards. For the game, the Eagles totaled 26 1st downs and they totaled 9 penalties for 69 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Philadelphia conceded 28 completions on 37 throws for a total of 423 yards, and a completion percentage of 76.0%. Against the run, the Eagles conceded 103 yards on 30 runs which means they had an average of 3.4 yards per attempt allowed. On the day, they conceded a total of 526 yards and earned 3 takeaways.
The Eagles have tallied 4,661 total yards for the season. As a team they're averaging 125.6 yards via the ground game which is 10th in the league. In terms of distribution of touchdowns, Philadelphia has amassed 21 touchdowns via the pass and 13 touchdowns via the ground. Regarding putting the ball in the endzone, the Philadelphia Eagles are sitting at 21.6 points per contest. When talking about yards through the air, the Eagles have surrendered 3,291 yards which puts them in 16th in the league. For the season, they are surrendering 360.6 yards per outing putting them at 20th in the National Football League. The Eagles rank 22nd in the NFL regarding team defense, allowing 25.8 points per game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.2 yards per attempt on the ground and 125.6 rushing yards per contest for the season. Over the course of their 14 games played, they have surrendered 235.1 yards per game through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 68.4%. During the season, they have given up 1,758 rushing yards through 14 games.
The Cowboys step onto the field holding a record of 5-9 this season. The last time they took the field they went up against the San Francisco 49ers and ended up getting the win by a score of 41-33. Tony Pollard paced the team on the ground during the game. He broke a long run for 40 yards and he notched 2 touchdowns in the game. He racked up a total of 69 yards by way of 12 carries which had him averaging 5.8 yards per carry. CeeDee Lamb was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 85 yards on 5 catches. He earned an average of 17.0 yards per catch during the game. Andy Dalton went 19/33 with 209 yards through the air and added 2 TD's. He finished the game without throwing an interception. The Dallas Cowboys ended up rushing 22 times and totaled 87 yards earning them an average of 4.0 yards per run. In the game, the Cowboys earned 15 1st downs and they totaled 5 penalties for 58 yards. On the day, they finished with a total of 58 plays for 291 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Dallas allowed 26 catches on 43 throws for a total of 308 yards, and a completion percentage of 60.0%. For this contest, they allowed 458 yards and earned 4 takeaways. Against the run, the Cowboys allowed 150 yards on 36 tries which means they had an average of 4.2 yards per carry allowed.
Concerning the points being put on the board, the Cowboys sit 18th out of all teams in football averaging 24.2 PPG. For the year to this point, the Cowboys have compiled 3,600 yards via the pass as well as an average of 257.1 passing yards per contest, which ranks 11th out of all NFL teams. They average 109.2 rushing yards per game and have toted the ball for 1,529 yards in total. The Dallas Cowboys average 366.4 yards per outing ranking them 15th out of all teams in the NFL. The Cowboys are ranked 31st in the league in terms of their opponents scoring, conceding 30.9 PPG. The opposition is running for 5.0 yards per run and 161.8 rushing yards per contest for the year. Overall, they have allowed 2,265 yards via the ground game in 14 outings. In terms of passing yardage, the Cowboys have surrendered 3,105 yards which has them sitting in 8th in the NFL. During their 14 games played this year, they have given up 221.8 yards per contest via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 64.6%. In total, they have relinquished 383.6 yards per contest which has them ranked 24th in the National Football League.
Who will win tonight's Eagles/Cowboys NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Eagles -1
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