The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Chicago Bears 25-20 in Week 15 to maintain the best record in the NFL. The 13-1 NFC East leaders take on the Dallas Cowboys on Christmas Eve Saturday, Dec. 24 with a lot on the line.
After a tough 40-34 overtime loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 15, the Cowboys are currently second in the NFC East with a record of 10-4. The Eagles could clinch the division if they handle business in Dallas, while the Cowboys could clinch a playoff berth with a win.
PA online sports betting apps set the Eagles as 4.5-point underdogs in Dallas. Kickoff is slated for 4:25 p.m.
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys spread at PA sportsbooks
Get updated Eagles odds here.
Jalen Hurts injury update
Monday afternoon, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Hurts’ availability to play on Saturday is uncertain. The QB suffered a sprained shoulder in Sunday’s third quarter against the Bears. Hurts was officially ruled out on Thursday.
Eagles vs. Cowboys NFL Week 16 betting preview
In their last matchup in Week 6, the Eagles beat the Cowboys 26-17 in Philadelphia. Both teams are among the top three in average points scored per game with top-10 ranked defenses.
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys Week 16 betting stats (courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook).
- Eagles 8-6 ATS; Cowboys 8-6 ATS
- Eagles 8-5-1 Over/Under; Cowboys 7-6-1 Over/Under
- Average points per game: Eagles (29.4 – ranked 2nd); Cowboys (28.1 – 3rd)
- Average points against per game: Eagles (19.1 – 6th); Cowboys (19.2 – Tied 7th)
Eagles vs. Cowboys player props in NFL Week 16
In Week 15 vs. the Bears, Jalen Hurts completed 22 of 37 passing attempts for 315 yards and two interceptions. He also rushed 17 times for 61 yards and scored a whopping three rushing TDs. He had no passing TDs. Get updated Hurts MVP odds here.
The Birds also sacked Justin Fields six times.
Other notable Eagles stats from Week 16:
- Miles Sanders: 11 carries, 42 yards, 0 TD
- A.J. Brown: 9 rec., 181 yards, 0 TD
- DeVonta Smith: 5 rec., 126 yards, 0 TD
Here are props for Eagles-Cowboys:
Gardner Minshew props
- Passing yards: 250+ (+125)
- Rushing yards: N/A
- Anytime TD: +500
Miles Sanders props
- Rushing yards: Over 64.5 (-115) / Under 64.5 (-115)
- Anytime TD: -115
A.J. Brown props
- Receiving: Over 68.5 (-115) / Under 68.5 (-115)
- Anytime TD: +135
DeVonta Smith props
- Receiving: Over 52.5 (-115) / Under 52.5 (-115)
- Anytime TD: +200
Dallas Goedert props
- Receiving: Over 39.5 (-120) / Under 39.5 (-110)
- Anytime TD: +235
Dak Prescott props
- Passing yards: Over 243.5 (-115) / Under (-115)
- Rushing yards: Over 14.5 (+100) / Under 14.5 (-130)
- Anytime TD: +550
Ezekiel Elliot props
- Rushing yards: Over 59.5 (-115) / Under 59.5 (-115)
- Anytime TD: -110
Tony Pollard props
- Rushing yards: Over 58.5 (-115) / Under 58.5 (-115)
- Anytime TD: -105
Ceedee Lamb props
- Receiving: Over 70.5 (-115) / Under 70.5 (-115)
- Anytime TD: +120
Eagles vs. Cowboys Week 16 betting insight
The Eagles’ Week 6 win over the Cowboys’ was Live! Casino Philadelphia’s biggest game of the season in terms of handle.
On Christmas Eve, Sports Social at Live! is offering up $5 Bud Light specials, halftime contests with signed memorabilia and swag. Even with the specials and hype surrounding the biggest game of the season for the Eagles, Cody Manmiller Assistant Manager, FanDuel Sportsbook at Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia is not expecting this game to do great numbers in handle.
“Despite this being probably the single most important game of the year for a variety of reasons, I just believe the combination of Christmas Eve with so many people spending the weekend with their families and some pretty unruly weather, I don’t expect this weekend to rival some of our record weekends we’ve had this season,” Manmiller said.
With Gardner Minshew starting for the Eagles, it won’t change how many wagers Live! takes in too much.
“I don’t think the action will change in a significant way,” Manmiller said. “In a vacuum, maybe we’ll see a slight downturn in handle from our casual Eagles fans/bettors, but the experienced gamblers will still be wagering – whether they’ve changed sides or not. I think a lot of gamblers believe there is a ton of opportunity when a starting QB is out, whether they think the team with the backup will struggle significantly, or that public opinion (and the spread) swings so much that the team is now undervalued.”
Manmiller shared when the news broke that Hurts suffered a sprained shoulder, one customer arrived with a five-digit wager on the Cowboys as the line began moving.
Eagles vs. Saints Week 17 look-ahead lines
Find the Eagles’ next game betting lines here once the online sportsbooks post them.