Editor’s note: NESN.com’s Mike Cole, Ricky Doyle and Andre Khatchaturian deliver their NFL picks every Thursday of the season, and here’s who they like in the Philadelphia Eagles-Dallas Cowboys Week 8 game, with the line from OddsShark.
Philadelphia Eagles at (-4.5) Dallas Cowboys, Sunday, 8:30 p.m.
Mike: Cowboys. The Eagles took advantage of a leaky Minnesota offensive line to hand the Vikings their first loss. They won’t be as lucky against the dominant Dallas O-line on Sunday night.
Ricky: Cowboys. The Eagles could sell out and go after Sam Bradford last week because of the Vikings’ issues along their offensive line and in their backfield. Philadelphia won’t have that luxury this week. Plus, the Eagles lost slot corner Ron Brooks, which is big against a Cowboys offense that’s been relying heavily on slot receiver Cole Beasley. Oh yeah, that Dez Bryant guy figures to return this week, too.
Andre: Cowboys. More than a quarter of Dallas’ drives are at least five minutes (27 percent, first in NFL) and 10 plays long (28 percent, first). The recipe for success will remain the same. Zeke eats up the clock, Dak makes a few plays and the line carries Dallas to another convincing win.
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