Before the 2020 NFL season, a Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles Sunday Night Football game looked appetizing.
Two months later, that is not the case. Each team has two wins, and both have been banged up throughout the season.
The NFL did not flex this game to another time slot, so it's what we got for SNF. Below are my favourite prop bets to help make this game a little more watchable.
Carson Wentz -- OVER 248.5 Passing Yards (-115)
Carson Wentz -- OVER 1.5 Passing TDs (-135)
The Dallas Cowboys have been a mess defensively this season, and Wentz is finally getting some of his weapons back. Miles Sanders, Zach Ertz, DeSean Jackson, and Alshon Jeffery remain out, but rookie WR Jalen Reagor returns from thumb surgery, and Dallas Goedert is back from a leg injury. Getting those two back will make life easier on Wentz, who is averaging 251 passing yards per game with a makeshift group. With Sanders out, Philadelphia will continue to put the ball in Wentz's hands, and his improving group of pass-catchers should have no trouble taking advantage of the Cowboys' questionable secondary. As for the touchdowns, Wentz has thrown at least two TDs in three straight games, and Dallas
ranks dead-last in points against per game (34.7). Without Sanders, Wentz has been getting a lot more opportunities in the redzone over the last two weeks.
Ezekiel Elliott -- OVER 67.5 Rush Yards (-120)
Ezekiel Elliott -- OVER 23.5 Receiving Yards (-120)
With Dak Prescott out for the season and Andy Dalton doubtful to play on Sunday, the Cowboys will turn to rookie seventh-round pick Ben DiNucci. With a QB making his first career start, Dallas will lean even more heavily on Elliott. Their offensive line is banged up, and Philadelphia ranks 12th in the NFL in Rush DVOA (per footballoutsiders.com) but Elliott has only been held under 68 yards rushing on 20-plus carries three times in 37 such games in his career. When Elliott gets 20-plus carries, he averages 107 yards per game. He hasn't had more than 20 carries since Week 2 but with DiNucci at the helm, expect Elliott to touch the ball a ton.
It won't always be in the run game though. Elliott is one of the best dual-threat RBs in the NFL and ranks second among RBs in targets (44), third in receptions (33) and fifth in receiving yards (210) this season. Going over 24 receiving yards shouldn't be difficult for Elliott, who will act as DiNucci's safety valve.
Jalen Reagor -- Anytime TD (+220)
It's really hard to predict how Wentz will spread the ball around in this game. We've seen Travis Fulgham step up in all the absences but Reagor is one of their most explosive players, and Goedert is one of Wentz's favourite targets. With so much uncertainty on who will get the ball, I'm avoiding any receiving over/unders. Instead, I like Reagor for a touchdown. In a couple of weeks that he's been available, the Eagles liked to get him in motion, get him the ball quickly
and let him create magic. Expect a lot of that on Sunday, similar to how the deployed DeSean Jackson last week. Jackson had five targets and one carry vs. the Giants.
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