The Dallas Cowboys (9-4) look to avenge their Thanksgiving defeat at the hands of the Philadelphia Eagles (9-4) on Sunday Night Football. The winner will take sole possession of the NFC East race. Tony Romo, DeMarco Murray, and Dez Bryant lead an explosive Dallas offensive (9th ranked) into the hostile atmosphere at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. The Dallas defense will face a staunch test from the high-powered Eagles offense. Chip Kelly’s offense has scored over 20 points in all but one game this season. At home the Eagles average 33-points per game. Moreover, the Dallas offense scores an average of 32 points per game on the road, so an offensive shootout may be in store for fans.
According to RazorGator, the average price for Eagles vs. Cowboys tickets is currently $306.79 on the secondary market, a 20% decrease in the last seven days. This may be due to the Eagles only mustering 14-points against Seattle last week at home. The get-in price for the game is $149.00.
The Dallas Cowboys hope their 3rd ranked ground attack will cause problems for the Eagles 18th ranked rushing defense. Look for Dallas to use the rushing attack to slow the game down and to combat the high-tempo, no-huddle offense Chip Kelly employs. DeMarco Murray currently has rushed for 1606 yards rushing, which is 499 yards under the NFL record set by Eric Dickerson. The Cowboys running back will have to average around 166 yards for each of the three remaining games to break the record. Meanwhile, Dez Bryant looks to add on to another impressive campaign at receiver (73 receptions, 1034 yards, and 10 TDs).
The last meeting between these two teams was a couple of weeks ago on Thanksgiving in Dallas. The Eagles handled the Cowboys early and won 33-10. LeSean McCoy exploded to 159 yards rushing and a touchdown; Jeremy Maclin went over 100 yards receiving, and Cody Parkey kicked four field goals. Tony Romo and the Cowboys offense were held in check by the Philadelphia defense, only mustering 267 yards, and turning the ball over three times. Murray was limited to 3.7 yards per carry and scored the lone Cowboys touchdown.