The Philadelphia Eagles are 8-1 through the first nine games of the 2017 NFL season. They return from their Week 10 bye to play the biggest game of their season thus far. That’s right, it’s Dallas Cowboys week.
It’s crazy to think the Eagles can essentially wrap up the NFC East before Thanksgiving even arrives, but that’s pretty much the case here. An Eagles win pushes Philly to 9-1 and drops the Cowboys to 5-5.
It’s no surprise to see the Eagles enter this game as heavy favorites. They have a number of factors working in their favor. Nearly everyone on Philadelphia’s 53-man roster is healthy for this week’s game.
Starting cornerback Ronald Darby is set to play for the first time since Week 1. Eagles leading receiver Zach Ertz is back to face a Cowboys defense that ranks 28th at defending tight ends. Alshon Jeffery is questionable to play, but it seems like there’s optimism he’ll suit up for Sunday Night Football.
The Cowboys’ injury situation, meanwhile, is anything but optimistic. Dallas has already ruled out starting linebacker Sean Lee and kicker Dan Bailey. Reports indicate starting left tackle Tyron Smith is also out. Dallas allowed eight sacks as Smith sat out against the Falcons last Sunday.
Offensive line issues are problematic for any team. They’re especially concerning for a Cowboys team that has to go up against an Eagles defense that ranks first in the NFL in generating pressure. Sunday could be a long night for Dak Prescott.
Last year when the Eagles went to Dallas, they played like the better team for the most part. The problem is they let the Cowboys a steal a win in overtime. It’s time for the Birds to right that wrong and come out with a win.
Here's everything you need to know about how to watch the game.
Date: Sunday, November 19, 2017
Time: 8:30 PM ET
Announcers: Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya
Location: AT&T Stadium | Arlington, Texas
NFL Network replay: TBA
Radio: SportsRadio 94WIP | Full listings here
Live on NBC Sports Live Extra
Per Bovada, the Eagles are heavy favorites to win.
Philadelphia Eagles -5.5 (-110)
Dallas Cowboys +5.5 (-110)
The Eagles are 50-62 in 112 all-time regular season appearances against the Cowboys. The Eagles are 5-2 in their last seven games in Dallas. These two teams last played in Week 17 last season, when the Eagles won by a final score of 27 to 13.
The #Cowboys haven't won home games vs the #Eagles in back-to-back seasons since 2008-09. Before that, you have to go back to 1998-99 https://t.co/HiK9HSH4xe pic.twitter.com/Umpy9REtOg— ProFootballReference (@pfref) November 17, 2017
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Eagles 2017 Regular Season Schedule
Week 1 - at Washington Redskins (Sept. 10, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 2 - at Kansas City Chiefs (Sept. 17, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 3 - vs. New York Giants (Sept. 24, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 4 - at Los Angeles Chargers (Oct. 1, 4:05 PM ET, FOX)
Week 5 - vs. Arizona Cardinals (Oct. 8, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 6 - at Carolina Panthers (Oct. 12, 8:25 PM ET, CBS/NFLN) Thursday Night Football
Week 7 - vs. Washington Redskins (Oct. 23, 8:30 PM ET, ESPN) Monday Night Football
Week 8 - vs. San Francisco 49ers (Oct. 29, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 9 - vs. Denver Broncos (Nov. 5, 1:00 PM ET, CBS)
Week 10 - BYE
Week 11 - at Dallas Cowboys (Nov. 19, 8:30 PM ET, NBC) Sunday Night Football
Week 12 - vs. Chicago Bears (Nov. 26, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 13 - at Seattle Seahawks (Dec. 3, 8:30 PM ET, NCB) Sunday Night Football
Week 14 - at Los Angeles Rams (Dec. 10, 4:25 PM ET, FOX)
Week 15 - at New York Giants (Dec. 17, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 16 - vs. Oakland Raiders (Dec. 25, 8:30 PM ET, ESPN) Monday Night Football on Christmas
Week 17 - vs. Dallas Cowboys (Dec. 31, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)