Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys Staff Predictions
By Todd Duvall
Nov 2, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray (29) runs with the ball against Arizona Cardinals linebacker Sam Acho (94) at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
Tyler Buecher, Staff Writer
The Dallas Cowboys (8-3) are one of the biggest surprises of the year as their rushing offense led by DeMarco Murray has dominated the league. Murray has put up an astounding 1,354 rushing yards and seven touchdowns to date. Neck and neck with Philadelphia for the top the NFC East, this matchup and their Week 15 matchup will have huge implications for deciding the division winner.
Mark Sanchez will be the fifth quarterback in four years to lead the Eagles in a game that could come down to whoever protects the ball more. With four games under his belt, Sanchez enters the game with a 7:6 touchdown to interception ratio with five fumbles. Dallas pulls out the last minute winner at home due to a Sanchez turnover.
Cowboys 28, Eagles 22
Jason Hunsicker, Staff Writer
I’ve been saying for weeks that the Eagles need to go at least 3-2 through this stretch (@ Green Bay, Tennessee, @ Dallas, Seattle, Dallas) to win the NFC East. So far, the Birds are 1-1.
Thursday, I believe they’ll fall to 1-2.
That’s not saying Dallas is a better team in the long run. This is just the reality of the situation. Dallas will be at home and able to get a full practice in on Wednesday. The Eagles will be traveling that day and will be lucky to have a walkthrough that night.
That’s just the nature of Thursday night games. Home teams have a huge advantage regardless of how they match up (see Chiefs, Kansas City). Google it. It’s a tremendous advantage (unless, of course, you’re playing on the road with a full week of rest, which is exactly what Dallas gets when they play in Chicago on Thursday a week later…which also gives the Cowboys a full 10 days to prepare to face the Eagles…not that I’m suggesting a conspiracy or anything…OK, yes I am).
I think the Eagles lose this game, but they’ll still end this stretch at 3-2.
Cowboys 27, Eagles 17
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