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Dallas Cowboys vs Philadelphia Eagles Preview

December 30, 2009 by

This Picture Remains until the Cowboys stop winning

NFL week 17, the Dallas Cowboys will play host to another NFC East division rival, the Philadelphia Eagles. Both the Cowboys & Eagles are playing their best football of the season right now. The Philadelphia Eagles have won 6 straight and clinched a playoff berth. The Dallas Cowboys have won 2 straight and clinched their playoff berth, first the boys beat the Saints when no one gave ‘em a chance and last week they shut out the Redskins. The winner of this weeks game will clinch the NFC East Division. Let’s compare the teams and see how they matchup on paper.

History
Last Meeting:
Week 9 – Cowboys 20 @ Eagles 16

Last Season:
Week 2 – Cowboys 41 vs Eagles 37
Week 17 – Cowboys 6 @ Philadelphia 44

Advantage: Cowboys, the boys are 2 and 1 in the last 3 meetings and are playing at Cowboys Stadium.

Offense
Cowboys: 14th – 22.5 points per game
Eagles: 3rd – 28.6 points per game

Advantage: Eagles
The Eagles score on average 6-7 points more per game, but the do not have a strong rushing attack. However they use lots of screen passes and other short passing plays to make up for this.

Defense
Cowboys: 3rd – 16.7 points per game
Eagles: 16th – 20.9 points per game

Advantage: The Cowboys hold the defensive advantage statistically, and the Dallas defense has played its best the last two games, and I expect this to continue against the Eagles.

Prediction: Cowboys 24 Eagles 17
The Cowboys Defense is playing as good as I have seen in the past 10 years and they are at home. Plus they now have a kicker in Suisham that makes more than he misses.

NFL Week 17 | Dallas Cowboys vs Philadelphia Eagles: TV Announcers, Game Time, Game Information:
Cowboys-Eagles Day / Date: Sunday – January 3rd 2010
Cowboys-Eagles Kickoff Time: 3:15 PM Central Time
Cowboys-Eagles Location: Cowboys Stadium – Arlington, TX
Cowboys-Eagles TV Channel: FOX
Cowboys-Eagles TV Announcers: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman
Cowboys-Eagles Point Spreads: Cowboys -3 | Eagles +3
Cowboys-Eagles Over / Under: 47.5
Cowboys-Eagles Parking: Cowboys Stadium Parking Information
Cowboys-Eagles Tickets:

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Sources:
NFL.com
YahooSports!
Dallas Cowboys
The 506.com

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