Week 17 NFL Picks: This Sunday the game of the week will come out of the NFC East in what could be a preview of the NFC Championship game when the Dallas Cowboys host the Philadelphia Eagles at 4:15 PM ET. Dallas showed off their strength with a 17-0 shutout win over Washington on Sunday Night Football as -7 away favorites. Philadelphia had a tough battle with Denver in their last outing in a 30-27 win as -7 home favorites.
The Week 17 NFL Picks Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys NFL Betting spread is Dallas -3 at Sportsbetting.com.
Both of these teams have explosive offenses that can score in bunches but Dallas QB Tony Romo is playing lights out right now. Tony Romo (97.0 passer rating) has thrown nine touchdown passes and one interception in his last five games and the Cowboys offense is healthy. The Eagles have also shown big-play capability under QB Donovan McNabb (94.5 passer rating) but they still rely on the pass too much. The Eagles took a big hit on their offensive line this week with All-Pro starting center Jamaal Jackson being lost for the season with a knee injury. The Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys NFL Betting Total is at 47.0 points.
The Eagles defense has had to rely heavily on their blitz happy scheme to be effective and is very ordinary personnel wise. Dallas can make the Eagles one-dimensional with their 8th ranked run defense and pin their ears back with a pass-rush that has recorded 38.0 sacks. The Cowboys have a +4-point home-field advantage on their home turf and a big edge on special teams. Make a strong play on a surging Cowboys team to cover the spread for 2 NFL football betting units.
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