Our Eagles vs. Cowboys predictions for Week 6 of the NFL season

Our Eagles vs. Cowboys predictions for Week 6 initially appeared on NBC Sports activities Philadelphia

The Eagles (5-0) are internet hosting the Cowboys (4-1) on Sunday Night time Soccer on the Linc.

To the predictions:

Reuben Frank (4-1)

The Cowboys have some critical star energy. Micah Parsons and DeMarcus Lawrence. Trevon Diggs. Cee Dee Lamb. Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard. I sat right here for some time making an attempt to determine how the Eagles might presumably take care of all these superstars. And it will not be simple. However I will take the whole workforce over the group of stars any day of the week, and I do consider the Eagles have a greater group of twenty-two starters and a greater 53-man roster than the Cowboys. Each groups have top-10 defenses, however get this: The Eagles are averaging 27 factors per sport, and the Cowboys have not scored 27 factors in any sport and are averaging simply 18.6 factors. I do not assume both workforce goes to attain a ton of factors, however I simply assume the Eagles are a lot extra productive and explosive than the Cowboys that they’re going to be capable to get into the mid 20s and the Cowboys will not . The Eagles received solely six of their final 17 prime-time matchups with the Cowboys. They’ve misplaced 4 of the final 5 Cowboys video games on the Linc. They’re 14-20 vs. Dallas since 2005 and 2-7 within the final 9 conferences. I don’t care.

Eagles 24, Cowboys 19

Dave Zangaro (5-0)

I give the Cowboys a ton of credit score for profitable their final 4 video games with out Dak Prescott. They’ve roster. That protection has some superstars in Micah Parsons and DeMarcus Lawrence and that unit has actually been profitable these video games. The Cowboys have not given up greater than 19 factors a sport all season and that does not occur by chance. However the protection has wanted to be nice as a result of the offense with Cooper Rush is not very explosive. They’ve averaged 22.5 factors within the final 4 video games. The Cowboys’ complete sport proper now could be to play effectively on offense and nice on protection. I believe the Eagles are too good for that formulation to work on the Linc on Sunday. I do not assume it will be a brilliant high-scoring affair however the Eagles ought to be capable to shield Jalen Hurts sufficient to let him cook dinner and I believe they will be capable to lastly power Rush into some errors.

Eagles 23, Cowboys 17

Barrett Brooks (5-0)

Dallas week has added significance this yr! The Dallas protection regarded unstoppable in opposition to a horrible Rams’ OL. The DL created stress with video games and slants up entrance. Matthew Stafford was sacked 5 instances and hit nearly each cross play. Let me reassure everybody that won’t be the case in opposition to the Birds’ OL. The Eagles nonetheless have the very best OL in soccer. I admit Micah Parsons is a generational expertise, however he could have his palms full in opposition to tackles Jordan Mailata and Lane Johnson. Shane Steichen should run the ball and that can neutralize the cross rush of the explosive Cowboy DL. This shall be Jalen Hurts’ alternative to indicate he is likely one of the elite QBs within the NFL by beating a high tire protection.

The Eagles’ protection should cease the run sport. Every thing the Cowboys attempt to do is run via Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard. My participant to observe is rookie NT Jordan Davis having a monster sport clogging up the center to cease the run. The Dallas offense shall be run by backup Cooper Rush for at the very least another week. He threw for underneath 105 yards to beat the Rams. He should do greater than that to compete in opposition to the Eagles’ protection. The Birds match up nicely in opposition to the Cowboy’ protection vs. the cross. Avonte Maddox return will permit Jonathan Gannon to combine up protection and take Rush’s first learn away. It will make him maintain the ball and the DL ought to get residence continuously in opposition to this common OL.

Aright, what I actually wished to say is, “I dislike Dallas! Dallas Sucks!” It is time for the Eagles dynasty to take over the Division!

Eagles 27, Cowboys 18

Mike Mulhern (5-0)

Whereas scorching take TV reveals are blissful to gobble up the Cowboys “quarterback controversy” it is fairly evident that Cooper Rush is the last word sport supervisor. Instead of Dak Prescott, Rush has been tasked with working an offense with the best run fee within the league and to not make errors when he does throw. It is labored to the tune of a 4-0 report, however they have been front-running in each sport he is began, making his job appreciably simpler. On Sunday night time, the Eagles will deploy their 5-man defensive entrance with Jordan Davis dropped proper within the center to close down the bottom sport and dare Dallas to place extra on their backup quarterback’s plate. Add in a ravenous crowd and a secondary that has a propensity to make massive performs and I am anticipating a protracted night time for the Cowboys QB.

This sport may also double as a referendum on Jalen Hurts’ progress. As DeMarcus Lawrence put it “all y’all want to put in writing is he hasn’t performed the Cowboys but, so we do not know the way good he’s.” All shade apart, Hurts has clearly made strides this season, but Dallas would be the finest protection he is confronted to date. Anticipate the Eagles to make use of the operating sport and their horses up entrance to assist decelerate Micah Parsons and firm. Then let’s have a look at what Lawrence hath to say afterwards.

Eagles 24, Cowboys 13

Adam Herman (5-0)

A primetime matchup in opposition to a division rival having begin to the season regardless of lacking its franchise quarterback shouldn’t be the simplest sport to measurement up. I do not wish to image a world wherein this iteration of the Eagles loses to Cooper Rush at residence on Sunday Night time Soccer, however the Cowboys are legitimately good proper now at each place aside from QB.

I do assume there is a approach the Eagles can lose this sport. The Cowboys aren’t an insanely good dashing workforce via 5 video games (T-Sixteenth within the league in yards/try) however operating the ball is their finest technique to win. Cooper Rush shouldn’t be going to pilot an inspiring comeback via the air, however he can completely steer a workforce with a lead. If Dallas goes up early and leans on the run, we might have an issue. The Eagles allowed DeAndre Swift to torch them in Week 1, and James Conner had success on the bottom in Week 5 – although they shut down Dalvin Cook dinner and Antonio Gibson, so who is aware of?

The secret is to get an early lead, because the Eagles have achieved a number of instances this yr, and hold the pedal to the metallic. Sure Dallas’s protection is sweet (third in factors allowed, third in yards per play, fourth in first downs allowed), however it’s not impenetrable. The Cowboys are permitting 4.7 yards/try on the bottom, T-Twentieth within the NFL, and the Eagles thrive on the bottom once they bear in mind to only run the dang ball.

The Eagles even have a superb protection, and the Cowboys’ offense would not scare me. The Birds ought to – ought to! – Have the ability to get the ball rolling early, feed off the gang, and put Dallas away earlier than the fourth quarter begins.

However do not be stunned if it winds up shut late.

Eagles 27, Cowboys 21

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