Doug Pederson was right. The Philadelphia Eagles will go down to Dallas and defeat the Cowboys.
It certainly won't be easy for the Eagles' team, which has many troubling weaknesses. Amari Cooper should be shredding this excruciating role. Ezekiel Elliott could succeed on the pitch with the release of Nigel Bradham and Zach Brown. No one would be surprised to see Dallas 'defense of the Eagles' continued slow starting attack.
Still, it just feels like the Eagles owe it. I mean, they really won't go 0-4 in their last four games against the Cowboys, right?
This notion that the Cowboys owned them entirely is not true. I would argue that Dallas was simply much luckier than some will admit. Look back at these highlights from the last time these two teams met in Dallas.
The Cowboys get a HUGE break with this "no clear recovery" trash decider for the first game of the game, which probably takes at least three Eagles points off the board. Jake Elliott has one of his only two additional points missed in 2018. Dallas Godert has a 75-yard touchdown deleted by a nonexistent pass-rushing offense. The Cowboys win the coin toss of overtime. Rasul Douglas dismisses Dak Prescott's attempt at 3rd and 8th that would have led the Eagles' field goal and offensive possession … except the ball bounced straight into Cooper's hands instead of winning the game. Just unbelievably bad luck.
I don't think last year's losing streak was forgotten by the team this year. I think the Eagles are itching for the opportunity to play this team again. The fact that this is such a high game makes the chance of revenge even sweeter.
After all, I think Pederson and Carson Wentz find a way to make up for the Eagles' shortcomings and leave Dallas with a win. I certainly feel much better betting on them than Jason Garrett, who is in the hot seat after three straight losses, and Duck Prescott, who has only 83.2 passer rating in six career games against the Eagles .
Eagles win and move on to first in NFC East.
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Prediction of result: 27-23, victory of the Eagles.
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