52% on the home team.
Bottom LineWe just saw these two play on Thanksgiving when the Eagles smacked the Cowboys in the mouth. In that game I wrote that the outcome would largely depend on how they utilized McCoy and Sanchez. It turned out that Sanchez played better than I expected, and they had a nice mix of run and pass that kept the Dallas defense off-balance all game.
Are we due for a repeat result on Sunday night?
I think we will, but I need to qualify that with an asterisk on Sanchez. I've never been a fan of his, but so far this year he's shown that he's able to run the offense when he's up against a mediocre defense, and doesn't have to lead the team from behind. Since the Eagles defense matches up really well with the Cowboys offense, it should provide Sanchez with the kind of security blanket that he needs.
It's a cliche, but all the Eagles need to do to win and cover this game is execute like they can.
NFL pick: PHI -3.
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