Free Sunday NFL Picks: Eagles vs Cowboys (12/29/2013)

Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys
Date and Time: Sunday, 12/29/13 at 8:30pm on NBC
Game Line: Philadelphia Eagles -7 (from JustBet)
Over/Under: 52.5
Sunday NFL Football Analysis: As brutal a blow as it may be for the Cowboys to lose quarterback Tony Romo just before a week 17 showdown with the division on the line, they can’t do any worse than the ones in which he’s played.  Now it’s the Philadelphia Eagles turn to try to extend the Cowboys misery.  In the last two seasons Dallas has lost NFC East deciding week 17 games to New York and Washington but Sunday night Kyle Orton will get his chance to secure it for them.  The last time Orton started a regular season game was in 2008 when he went 0-4 down the stretch and kept Denver from the playoffs.  While Orton has plenty of experience with nine NFL seasons, a game of this magnitude is new territory for counterpart Nick Foles.  His worst performance of the season came against Dallas in October when he only had 80 yards on 29 attempts before leaving with a concussion.  The Eagles lost that game 17-3.  He went on to win six of seven with just two interceptions.  The one loss was a 48-30 loss to last place Minnesota two weeks ago.  Dez Bryant had eight receptions for 110 yards in the first meeting and enters this game catching a touchdown pass in four straight games.  The absence of Romo could mean an increased workload for DeMarco Murray, which is long overdue.  He has been averaging 5.8 yard per carry since returning from injury and has earned the chance to carry the Cowboys on his back in this game.  The Eagles have held their last four opponents under 100 yards rushing but Murray is definitely Dallas’ best chance to keep this game close.  Murray missed the first matchup with a knee injury while Dallas held LeSean McCoy to just 55 yards on 18 carries.  They will need to play just as well if not better to support Orton and give their team a chance to win this game.
Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys Free NFL Picks: Dallas Cowboys +7 and under 52.5
Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys Game Prediction: 24-21 Philadelphia Eagles
What to expect in this week 17 NFL Football match up: Both teams will try to run the ball more than usual in this game.  Philadelphia has one of the best all around backs in the league in McCoy and Dallas defense has averaged 180 yards per game allowed on the ground.  Dallas will ride Murray, who has done a great job this season himself but missed a few games with an injury.  The two’s combined effort to keep the ball on the ground and limit their quarterbacks mistakes will make this a much lower scoring game than the public is anticipating, and we give the advantage to Foles late in the game while Orton has proven he is not the quarterback who can win a must win game.

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