The Eagles are back in action this Sunday night in a crucial matchup against the Dallas Cowboys in what boils down to a must-win for two teams that have a combined five victories against nine losses on the year. Philadelphia went into last week's bye with a 3-4 record in its first seven games, while the Cowboys' 13-12 loss to Seattle last Sunday was their fifth-straight setback after a promising 2-0 start. The only thing in both of these team's favor is the overall dismal condition of the NFC East this season. New York is holding down first place with an even record of 4-4 so the winner of Sunday night's contest will remain in the thick of things for the division title.
After watching Chip Kelly's new-look Eagles for the past seven games, I actually know less about this team then I did going into that season opener against Atlanta. Consistency is a concept that does not register with this team and while the Birds are probably capable of beating any team in the NFL right now, they have also proven themselves capable of losing to any team as well. The Cowboys can pin their current woes on the loss of Tony Romo, who went down with a shoulder injury in a 20-10 win against Philadelphia in Week 2. It is doubtful that Dallas would have lost all five games if he was still under center, but this team's issues run deeper than losing its starting quarterback.
Sunday night's clash will be a defining moment for each of these teams win or lose. The winner might be able to use this game as a springboard to a NFC East title, while the loser could easily crash and burn over the remainder of the season. I am banking on the Eagles coming out on top, but I am damn sure not betting on it. To catch my official pick for this game, check out the link below for my complete preview of Sunday night's game for Sports Betting Stats.
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