Cowboys Go From Underdogs To Favorites At Philadelphia
By: Michael Robinson
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles
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Date: 11/11/2012 at 4:25 p.m. (ET)
Opening Lines: Philadelphia -1½, O/U 45½
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Dallas Cowboys: The Cowboys (3-5 straight-up and against the spread) have seen this spread move in their direction despite tough losses the last two weeks versus the Giants (29-24) and at Atlanta (19-13). The loss to the Falcons as four-point underdogs dropped their ATS road mark to 3-2. Dallas’ fifth-ranked defense (312.5 yards per game) did a good job keeping Atlanta’s potent offense out of the end zone, and the "under" is 4-1 in Dallas’ road games this year (7-1 in the last eight away). Quarterback Tony Romo played very well last week (321 passing yards, 109.3 passer rating) and will need to again Sunday with a virtually non-existent running game since DeMarco Murray (foot, doubtful) is still out. Romo is dealing with his own back injury, but he is listed as probable (click to check updated NFL injury report).
Philadelphia Eagles: The Eagles (3-5 SU, 1-6-1 ATS) have lost four straight games after a 28-13 decision at New Orleans on Monday night. Coach Andy Reid saw shaky QB Michael Vick throw a 99-yard interception return for a touchdown to open the scoring, but Vick will be back under center. The offensive line is also part of the problem, and this week might be worse with right tackle Todd Herremans (ankle) out and guard Danny Watkins (ankle) questionable. The losing team on Sunday will have a huge uphill climb to the playoffs. Philly won and covered both meetings with Dallas last year after the Cowboys were 4-1 SU and 5-0 ATS in the previous five. The "under" is 3-0 in the last three in this NFC East rivalry with a low 31.7 for the average total points scored.
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