The Dallas Cowboys travel to the City of Brotherly Love to take on one of their biggest rivals, the Philadelphia Eagles, in a showdown that will put one team in the driver's seat for the NFC East. It was just a couple of weeks ago that the Eagles showed up in Texas on Thanksgiving Day and routed the 'Boys 33-10. That game was easily the worst the Cowboys had played as a whole on the 2014 season.
If the results are to be different this time, Tony Romo will have to play a big role. His sub-standard play on Thanksgiving Day was one of the reasons the Cowboys were crushed, a revival from him could lead the Cowboys to victory. Also on the priority checklist this time around is limiting the effectiveness of LeSean McCoy. He had easy pickings last time around, that can't happen again.
The Cowboys also need to win the battle of the line of scrimmage. The Cowboys offensive line was bested by the Eagles defensive front last time, they need a return to form. Finally, the Cowboys defensive front seven has to get some pressure on Mark Sanchez.
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Date: December 14, 2014
Game time: 8:30 PM EST
Location: Lincoln Financial Field - Philadelphia, PA
TV channel: NBC
Announcers: Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth
Radio: 105.3 The Fan | Full listings
Online streaming: NBC Sports Live Extra
Dallas Cowboys record: (9-4)
Philadelphia Eagles record: (9-4)
OUT - LB Dekoda Watson (hamstring), DT Josh Brent (calf)
PROBABLE - S Jeff Heath (thumb), DE Demarcus Lawrence (chest), LB Rolando McClain (knee), DE Jeremy Mincey (not injury related), CB Tyler Patmon (knee, ankle), QB Tony Romo (back), DE George Selvie (thumb)
OUT - QB Nick Foles (collarbone)
PROBABLE - LB Emmanuel Acho (groin), TE Trey Burton (hamstring), WR Josh Huff (hip), K Cody Parkey (right groin), RB Chris Polk (ankle), DE Cedric Thornton (groin)
Odds: Dallas +3.5
Prediction: Cowboys 31 - Eagles 28
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