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Cowboys vs Eagles MNF NFL Week 3 Betting Predictions & Picks

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Cowboys vs Eagles MNF NFL Week 3 Betting Predictions & Picks

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NFC East rivals aim to get a leg up in what could be a competitive division race when Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys host Jalen Hurts and the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday Night Football. Each team is 1-1, showcasing potential if not inconsistent offense and good-enough defense.

Betting sites and betting apps installed Dallas as four-point favorites, with an Over/Under of 51.5 points in the latest Eagles vs Cowboys odds.

But is this among the NFL spreads to attack or avoid?

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Eagles vs. Cowboys Key Matchups

Ezekiel Elliott vs. Eagles Run D: Elliott has feasted on Philly over the years. The Eagles are top 5 vs. the pass but not as successful vs. the run so far.

Ezekiel Elliott vs. Tony Pollard: Elliott has 27 carries for 104 yards (3.9 average) and a TD, Pollard has 16 carries for 123 yards (7.7) and a score. Pollard also has three more receptions. For better or worse, Pollard’s emergence could take Zeke off the field more often.

Jalen Hurts vs. Cowboys Contain: Last season Dallas allowed the seventh-most rush yards from QBs. This year it’s been just 12 yards through two games (though Tom Brady and Justin Herbert aren’t the most mobile).

5 Key Eagles vs. Cowboys Stats

12/15: The rushing rankings through two weeks for Jalen Hurts (144 yards) and Miles Sanders (129), the only teammates ranking in the top 15. Dallas is eighth vs. the run so far.

46: Targets for WRs Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb through two weeks. The rest of the team has 40 combined targets.

76.5: Completion percentage for Dak Prescott through two games, the second-best for QBs ranking in the top 12 in yards (Teddy Bridgewater, 77.1).

96: Yards per game average for Ezekiel Elliott in eight career games vs. the Eagles. He’s rushed for 100 yards six times.

100: Percentage of covers against the spread for the home team over the last five games between these teams.

Eagles vs. Cowboys Player Props To Consider

Ezekiel Elliott, Score A TD

Odds: +105 at FOX Bet

Elliott finds an extra gear in the red zone. While Philadelphia ranks No. 1 vs. the pass so far, success vs. the run hasn’t been consistent. Zeke gets fed inside the 5.

DeVonta Smith, Over 52.5 Receiving Yards

Odds: -110 at DraftKings

Smith was shut down by the 49ers (two receptions, 16 yards), but he still had seven targets. He had six catches on eight targets for 71 yards in Week 1. With Zach Ertz likely out and the run game probably limited, Smith is the most likely beneficiary.

DeVonta Smith, Over 4.5 Receptions

Odds: +130 at Caesars Sportsbook

Smith should see more action than usual, and against the worst pass defense to boot. He leads the team in targets by a sizeable margin and injuries to others should mean even more looks for the rookie.

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Jalen Hurts, Under 243.5 Pass Yards

Odds: -115 at DraftKings

The Cowboys are allowing a hilarious 358.5 yards passing through two weeks. But Jalen Hurts isn’t Tom Brady or Justin Herbert, and 20 percent of his 454 pass yards (227/game) came on one play.

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Tony Pollard, Over 26.5 Rushing Yards

Odds: -120 at DraftKings

Pollard has seen increased action in his change-of-pace role, averaging 7.7 yards per carry on 16 attempts; Ezekiel Elliott has 27 carries. He could average 3.3 ypc and hit the Over if he gets his usual eight rush attempts.

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Eagles vs. Cowboys Weather Forecast

Highs in the low 90s are expected Monday in Dallas, with sunny skies and no chance of rain. Of course, this game is at AT&T Stadium. It’s always perfect conditions in the dome.

Eagles vs. Cowboys Moneyline

The Cowboys are around -210 on the moneyline, meaning it would take a $210 wager to win $100 in profit. Conversely, the underdog Eagles are +175 (a $100 win means $175 in profit). It’s a moneyline spot that sportsbooks are enticing fans of both sides to consider.

The Eagles pounded Atlanta 32-6 in Week 1 and could have very well beaten San Francisco in Week 2, but the offense fizzled in a 17-11 home loss. Dallas’ offensive energy, and a blueprint for what the Niners did with Hurts, should serve the Cowboys well at home. Dallas -220 is a solid play at DraftKings if you’re tentative on the spread – the Cowboys’ first two games have come down to a final-play FG.

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Eagles vs. Cowboys Point Spread

The Cowboys are at -4 on the point spread, not a bad spot for either side. But which is best for your Week 3 NFL betting lineup?

It depends on which Cowboys defense one believes will show up. Dallas has been great at stopping the run but a disaster in slowing teams through the air. The dual-threat Jalen Hurts might be a good matchup for Dallas. I don’t think the Eagles are going to slow the Cowboys the way they did the decimated 49ers and the confused Falcons. And I don’t think Philly keeps up. Dallas -4 at BetMGM is the best bet if adding MNF to your NFL picks lineup.

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Eagles vs. Cowboys Totals

The Over/Under for Monday Night Football sits at 51.5, one of only five games in Week 3 with a posted total over 50 points. Only once in the last 10 meetings between these rivals has the total hit this number in regulation. This one is slightly determined by which side you believe will lead the way. Philly ranks No. 4 in the NFL in total defense through two weeks, Dallas is No. 7 on the offensive side. The Eagles’ offense ranks better than the Cowboys’ defense, though one could argue Dallas has had the tougher schedule.

It’s easier to like both offenses against both defenses, however. Dallas has more weapons than Philadelphia has seen, the Eagles have a unique style that can frustrate undisciplined defenders. The Over looks like a good bet here. You can get 51.5 (-110) at FanDuel .

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About the Author

Adam Thompson for Bookies.com
Adam Thompson
NFL writer and expert Adam Thompson joined Bookies.com in 2019 after a successful run as senior handicapper for SportsLine and CBSSports.com. He's long been established as one of the nation's premier handicappers, specializing in the NFL where he's hit on more than 60% over the past three years. Adam's NBA, PGA and horse racing picks have also produced major winners over the last 12 months. His customized NFL and NBA odds for players and teams have been picked up by hundreds of websites over the past year.