The birds from Philly retained their perfect record last Sunday, but it was ugly, at least in the 2nd half. Meanwhile, their divisional foe Dallas knocked off the reigning Super Bowl champs with a dominant, 22-10 outright victory as +5.5-point road underdogs. Since backup quarterback Cooper Rush took the reigns as Cowboys’ signal caller in Week 2, they’re a perfect 4-0, and it’s worth noting they were underdogs for 3 of those 4 games.
This sets the stage for an intriguing divisional clash this Sunday night in the national spotlight. Philly’s perfect 5-0 record is on the line; as is Cooper Rush’s perfect 4-0 as Dallas starting Quarterback. Something must give. That’s just physics. And math. Don’t take my word for it. Just ask Dr. John Hyslop.
While the market clearly leans towards Philly (-6.5 on the spread at time of writing), we shouldn’t discount Dallas’ chances to keep it close by executing a strategic game plan that plays to their strengths. They’ve been doing it weekly, and the blueprint couldn’t be more obvious. It starts by establishing the run and pounding the rock early and often. Doing so effectively will open the field for their pass game and keep Jalen Hurts and the Eagles offense on the sidelines.