By Mark Gallagher
The banged-up and reconstructed Eagles are now a 2-point underdog against the Cowboys tomorrow at the Linc.
And Dallas’s QB Dak Prescott’s injury to his right arm/shoulder is especially concerning because the Cowboys have to throw to win.
You don’t beat the Eagles by running Ezekiel Elliott into the line over and over. You beat them by attacking their questionable secondary. And if Dak’s not on target, that’s going to be a lot more difficult.
On the other side of the ball, there’s a problem with the matchups for Dallas too. Their linebacking corps is severely depleted. They’re susceptible to tight ends, having given up the fifth-most receptions (84) of any defense. And no one runs more 12 personnel than the Eagles, with Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert serving as the primary receiving weapons for Carson Wentz.
There’s also just a little bit of “somehow Wentz gets this one done at home and gives us some Week 17 drama” to this game.
Plus Doug Pederson vs. Jason Garrett in a huge spot.