Eagles vs. Cowboys 2016: Game Time, TV Schedule, Online Streaming, Channel, Odds and More
The Philadelphia Eagles’ 2016 NFL schedule continues this week as the team is set to play the Dallas Cowboys (5-1) on Sunday Night Football. The Eagles (4-2) are looking for their first division win of the season.
Winning on the road won’t be easy for the Eagles. The Birds are 1-2 in away games this year. The Cowboys, meanwhile, are a one-point loss away from being undefeated. Dallas leads the league in rushing yards per game. Rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott, the No. 4 overall pick from the 2016 NFL Draft, has been sensational. Rookie quarterback Dak Prescott hasn’t been too shabby, either. The fourth-round pick from Mississippi State ranks fifth overall in passer rating. Only Tom Brady, Matt Ryan, Matthew Stafford, and Drew Brees rank ahead of Prescott.
Prescott and Elliott are hardly the only offensive weapons possessed by the Cowboys. Dallas also boasts future Hall of Fame tight end Jason Witten, dynamic wideout Dez Bryant, and problematic slot receiver Cole Beasley. On top of all this, the Cowboys have one of the best offensive lines in the NFL.
It goes without saying that Jim Schwartz’s defense has their work cut out for them this week. Stopping the run will be paramount for the Eagles in order to have a chance to win. The Birds can’t allow Dallas to run wild and control the clock. Schwartz’s defense had a bad outing in Washington but rebounded in a big way last week against the undefeated Minnesota Vikings. The Eagles recorded six sacks and 16 quarterback hits last Sunday. Stopping the run and pressuring Prescott will be key.
If the Eagles can limit the damage done by the Cowboys’ rushing attack, Philadelphia’s offense should have an opportunity to attack a below-average Dallas defense. Rod Marinelli’s unit ranks 22nd in opponent yards per play and 20th in defensive DVOA as determined by Football Outsiders.
This is a week where Carson Wentz needs to rebound after struggling against Minnesota. The Eagles’ rookie quarterback flashed special talent early on in the season. Now the pressure if on Wentz to come up big in front of a national audience in a big division game. It’s a huge test for the No. 2 overall pick from the 2016 NFL Draft.
If the Eagles win this game, they’ll move up to first place in the NFC East standings. A loss, however, would mean dropping to 4-3 overall and 0-2 in the division. The stakes are high. It should be an entertaining matchup.
Read on for everything you need to know about this week’s game.
Date: October 30, 2016
Time: 8:30 PM ET
Announcers: Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (Field Reporter).
Referee: Jerome Boger
Location: AT&T Stadium | Arlington, Texas
TV coverage map: Click here to see if you get the game in your area.
NFL Network replay: TBA
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Westwood One: Kevin Kugler, James Lofton.
SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 83 (Phi.), 81 (Dal.).
XM: 88 (WW1), 226 (Phi.), 225 (Dal.).
The Eagles are underdogs against the Cowboys, per Bovada.
Philadelphia Eagles +4.5 (-105)
Dallas Cowboys -4.5 (-115)
Over/under: 43.5 points
The Eagles are 49-61 in 110 regular season games against Dallas. The Eagles are 5-1 in their last six road games against the Cowboys. These two teams last played in 2015 when the Eagles won on the road in an overtime thriller by a final score of 33 to 27.
Eagles vs. Cowboys Game Predictions
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Eagles 2016 regular season schedule
Week 1 – Cleveland Browns (Sept. 11, 1:00 PM ET, CBS)
Week 2 – @ Chicago Bears (Sept. 19, 8:30 PM ET, ESPN)
Week 3 – Pittsburgh Steelers (Sept. 25, 4:25 PM ET, CBS)
Week 4 – BYE
Week 5 – @ Detroit Lions (Oct. 9, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 6 – @ Washington Redskins (Oct. 16, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 7 – Minnesota Vikings (Oct. 23, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 8 – @ Dallas Cowboys (Oct. 30, 8:30 PM ET, NBC)
Week 9 – @ New York Giants (Nov. 6, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 10 – Atlanta Falcons (Nov. 13, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 11 – @ Seattle Seahawks (Nov. 20, 4:25 PM ET, CBS)
Week 12 – Green Bay Packers (Nov. 28, 8:30 PM ET, ESPN)
Week 13 – @ Cincinnati Bengals (Dec. 4, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 14 – Washington Redskins (Dec. 11, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 15 – @ Baltimore Ravens (Dec. 18, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 16 – New York Giants (Dec. 22, 8:25 PM ET, NBC/NFLN)
Week 17 – Dallas Cowboys (Jan. 1, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)