NFL Betting: Eagles battle Cowboys for NFC East
The NFC East title will be on the line on Sunday Night Football this weekend as the Dallas Cowboys play host to the Philadelphia Eagles in a battle on the NFL betting lines to see which team will make the playoffs and which team will miss the postseason altogether.
The Cowboys have already beaten the Eagles once this season, and they'll have home-field advantage on Sunday night, but reports surfaced on Monday afternoon that starting quarterback Tony Romo is done for the season with a back injury. The Cowboys had not confirmed that injury heading into Monday night.
With Romo at the helm the Cowboys pulled out a 24-23 win at Washington over the weekend as a 3-point road favorite to put them at 8-7 both SU and ATS on the season and keep their division title hopes alive. Romo went 17 of 27 for 226 passing yards with two TDs and one INT in that contest, including a late scoring strike to DeMarco Murray for the win.
The Eagles are 9-6 SU and 8-6-1 ATS on the season after blasting the Bears 54-11 and easily covering the 3-point spread at home on the NFL betting lines over the weekend. Eagles quarterback Nick Foles completed 21 of his 25 pass attempts for 230 yards with two TDs and no INTs in that victory.
Philadelphia lost 17-3 at home to Dallas back in Week 7 as a 3-point favorite on the NFL odds. Foles went just 11 of 29 for 80 yards passing in that loss, with Matt Barkley throwing three interceptions while mopping up late in the game. Romo passed for 317 yards with one TD and two INTs in that contest.
Overall the Eagles are just 3-7 SU and 4-6 ATS in their past 10 games against the Cowboys dating back to 2009, and they last beat Dallas back in December 2011. The UNDER has paid out for totals bettors on the NFL betting lines in four of the last six games between the NFC East teams.
Heading into the final week of the regular season it's Seattle, Carolina, Chicago, and Philadelphia that hold down the division leads in the NFC, with New Orleans and San Francisco sitting in the Wild Card spots. Dallas, Arizona, and Green Bay are still in the running for playoff spots.
Over in the AFC the Patriots, Bengals, Colts, and Broncos have all clinched their respective division titles, with the Chiefs having clinched one of the conference's two Wild Card berths. Miami is in the lead for the second Wild Card berth, with Baltimore, San Diego, and Pittsburgh each not eliminated yet.
The early Sunday afternoon games this week are Houston at Tennessee (-7.5), Baltimore at Cincinnati (-5.5), Carolina at Atlanta (no early line), Detroit at Minnesota (-3), the Jets at Miami (-7), Washington at the Giants (-3.5), Jacksonville at Indianapolis (-13), and Cleveland at Pittsburgh (-7.5).
Later on Sunday afternoon it's then Denver (-13) at Oakland, Tampa Bay at New Orleans (-13.5), Green Bay at Chicago (no early line), Buffalo at New England (-10.5), St. Louis at Seattle (-11.5), Kansas City at San Diego (-11.5), and San Francisco at Arizona (no early line).