Few NFL matchups have been featured in primetime as often as the Cowboys-Eagles rivalry. This week should be about as good as any to feature them on national television given the circumstances around them.
The Dallas Cowboys started the season 3-0, with first-year offensive coordinator Kellen Moore looking like a genius. But they have gone winless in their last three games, with the low-water mark coming last week in a disheartening loss to the New York Jets.
Quarterback Dak Prescott has played well, but injuries are mounting at an inopportune time. It is critical for Dallas to get back on track tonight.
The Philadelphia Eagles had almost the opposite kind of start. Led by a healthy Carson Wentz, the Eagles went 1-2 but have gone 2-1 since and now sit at 3-3. The offense has been solid, recording at least 20 points in all games. But the defense has been a liability, allowing at least 24 points in five of their six games.
ESPN’s computer model has released its prediction for the Cowboys-Eagles game.
ESPN’s computer model believes that Dallas will emerge victorious. The computer model gives the Cowboys a 62.7 percent chance to win tonight’s game.
Tonight’s winner will take the lead in the NFC East title race. The two sides won’t face each other again until Week 16.
The game will be played at 8:20 p.m. EST and will air on NBC.