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Week 8 Preview: Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles

Previewing the match-up between the Dallas Cowboys visiting the Philadelphia Eagles, focusing on key injuries and game notes.



NE @ BUF | LV @ CLE | LAC @ DEN | NO @ CHI | SF @ SEA | DAL @ PHI | TB @ NYG

Dallas Cowboys @ Philadelphia Eagles
When: 11/1 @ 8:20pm ET
Watch: NBC
Point Spread: Eagles -9
Over/Under: 43
Moneyline: Eagles -440 | Cowboys +350

Cowboys Injuries: Andy Dalton, QB, Concussion (O), Zack Martin, G, Concussion (Q)
Eagles Injuries: Nathan Gerry, LB, Ankle (Q), Malik Jackson, DT, Quadriceps (Q), Alshon Jeffery, WR, Calf (D), Lane Johnson, T, Knee (Q), Miles Sanders, RB, Knee (Q)

NOTES: The Cowboys are completely decimated with injuries on both sides of the ball, most notably at QB. Seventh round rookie Ben DiNucci will make his debut as an NFL starter and by the looks of their projected point total, it’s not expected to go well. The Cowboys will struggle throughout this game as their defense hasn’t been doing them any favors either. To make matters worse, they traded Everson Griffen to the Detroit Lions and cut Dontari Poe, so if you didn’t think their defensive line could be any worse, you were wrong. It will be tough for Dallas to compete in this game, unless some of their playmakers step up in a huge way.

The Eagles are 2-4-1 but lead the NFC East and will begin to break away from the pack if they win this match-up with the Cowboys. They have also had their fair share of injuries on both sides of the ball, but are getting somewhat healthier as young playmakers, Jalen Reagor and Dallas Goedert are set to return to action. QB Carson Wentz has been able to make the best of a bleak receiving corps, so he should be even better as some of these players return. The one bright spot of the Eagles season has been their defense against the run that will look to contain Ezekiel Elliott in this match-up and ruin the Cowboys game plan. The Eagles should control the tempo of the game and run away with this one.

Heisen is currently a journalism major at the University of Oregon and was part of the SemiPro Media team as a Co-Assistant Editor and Staff Writer. He has a passion for fantasy football and a knack for the analytical statistics behind football. Heisen roots for a football team that epitomizes choking: The Los Angeles Chargers.

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