The 4-9-1 Philadelphia Eagles jumped out to a 14-3 lead against the Dallas Cowboys, and the Carolina Panthers were dominating Washington and Dwayne Haskins from the start. Unbelievably, the Eagles’ playoff hopes were still alive. But not for long.
In perhaps the worst division in recent memory, the Eagles quickly proved they were possibly the worst of a bad bunch. The Cowboys exposed the Birds’ fatal flaws — a depleted secondary, lack of offensive weapons, and questionable play-calling — en route to a 37-17 win. There were self-inflicted wounds, too. The Eagles had six false starts.
In addition to a quarterback controversy and calls for the coach and general manager’s firing, the loss eliminated the Eagles from playoff contention.
Eagles Twitter was at full throat.
Eagles vs. Cowboys Week 16 betting splits
Pennsylvania sports betting apps had the Eagles as three-point favorites, with the total points line set at 49.5. By Sunday afternoon, the Eagles were 3-point favorites.
Betting splits from FanDuel for Eagles vs. Cowboys:
- 75% of the money was on the Eagles (-3) to cover the spread
- 72% of the money was on the Eagles (-172) moneyline
- 72% of the money was on the over (50.5)
- 41% of the money was on the Cowboys (+3.5) to cover the spread
- 39% of the money was on the Cowboys (+150) moneyline
- 79% of the money was on the over (50.5)
Eagles’ D can’t stop Cowboys
The Eagles’ secondary was torched again as Andy Dalton threw for 377 yards and three TDs.
Jacquet toasted by Cowboys
Making his third start, rookie quarterback Jalen Hurts struggled, throwing two interceptions.
Fire Howie and ditch Doug
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