An NFL Game Day Preview between the Philidelphia Eagles Vs Dallas Cowboys – NFL Week 3 | Monday Night Football.
When: 8:15 PM EST, September 27, 2021
Where: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX
Point Spread: Cowboys -3.5
OVER/UNDER Game Total: 51.5
Road Record: 1-0
Home Record: 0-0
Philidelphia Eagles Vs Dallas Cowboys Game Day Preview
The Philidelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys are tied atop the NFC East with records of 1-1. On Sunday, Washington (1-2) played in Buffalo against the Bills losing 43-21, and the Giants (0-3) lost to the Falcons 17-14. The winner of Monday night’s game will be alone in first place in the NFC East.
Since the Dak Prescott era in Dallas began in 2016, the Cowboys are 6-4 against Philidelphia. These teams won’t meet again until January 9, 2022.
The Eagles enter week 3 as the only team in the NFL yet to turn over the ball. Additionally, they are one of just two teams (the other being the Jacksonville Jaguars) that are yet to force a turnover.
This situation will not get easier this week because Brandon Graham suffered a season-ending Achilles injury against the 49ers in week 2. In two weeks, Graham played 50 snaps this season before his injury, contributing two solo tackles, two combined tackles, one tackle for loss, and one QB hit. “Everyone has to try to fill that void collectively, because one guy is not going to be able to do that,” Defensive Coordinator Jonathan Gannon explained.
Philidelphia’s defense will need to play better on Monday night if they want a chance to beat the Cowboys, whose offense averages 435 yards per game and leads the NFL with converting 55.6% of its third-down chances.
The Eagles will be missing the tight end, Zach Ertz. He was put on the COVID list on Monday. Also, starting center, Jason Kelce, will not play (foot).
The Eagles’ offense has scored 43 points in the first two weeks of the season. Jalen Hurts has passed for 454 yards on a 67.2 completion percentage. Additionally, he leads the team in rushing yards with 144. Miles Sanders also has contributed to the offense with 129 yards over weeks 1 and 2. Rookie Devonta Smith has started his NFL career with 8 receptions, 87 yards, and 1 touchdown in his first two games.
Dallas’s offense has been prolific in the first two weeks of the season. In week two vs the Chargers, they average 6.4 yards per rush and 8.8 yards per pass. Dallas won the game on a 56-yard field goal as time expired by Greg Zuerlein. Zuerlein has been inconsistent this season making just 4/5 PATs and 5/7 on field goals.
The Cowboys’ passing game has had a strong start to the season. Including a 139 yard, 13 reception, 2 touchdown games for Amari Cooper in week 1. The Cowboys receiving room also includes CeeDee. Lamb and Cedrick Wilson. Michael Gallup was placed on the IR after week 1.
Ezekiel Elliott has had an underwhelming start of the season. On 27 rushing attempts, he has rushed for 104 yards and 1 touchdown. Zeke will try to put his season on an upward trajectory with a big game against Philidelphia.
Going into their home opener, the Cowboys lead the league with six takeaways including four interceptions and two fumble recoveries.
Rookie Micah Parsons has looked promising in his first two games in the NFL. In week 1, he played 78% of snaps and recorded 3 solo tackles, 4 assists, and 7 combined tackles. In week 2, in 12 fewer snaps, he had 1 sack, 2 solo tackles, and 4 QB hits.
Philidelphia Eagles Vs Dallas Cowboys Facts
- Eagles are 2-10 ATS in their last 12 games in September.
- Eagles are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games.
- Cowboys are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
Philidelphia Eagles Vs Dallas Cowboys Alternative Fantasy Football-Statement Games Picks
- 10 PT Pick: Jalen Hurts UNDER 245.5 Yards Passing
- 9 PT Pick: Dak Prescott OVER 2.5 TD Passes
- 8 PT Pick: Amari Cooper + CeeDee Lamb OVER 10.5 Receptions