The new NFL season is well and truly underway, and we’re focusing on three more exciting matchups for week 3! On the third instalment of Monday Night Football, we have an extremely fierce rivalry in the NFC East, as the Philadelphia Eagles travel to Texas to face the Dallas Cowboys.
As part of our betting tip, we’re going to discuss how the two teams have started the new season, as well as previous head to head encounters between the two franchises. As division rivals, the Eagles & Cowboys know each other well, and we will get to see them cross paths once again this Monday. Welcome back to CaptainGambling.com for our NFL betting tips!
During the opening weekend, the Philadelphia Eagles traveled to the Atlanta Falcons in an exciting NFC matchup, with many unsure of which way the result would go. However, the Eagles had an impressive performance on the field, shutting down the Falcons’ offense, and winning the game 32-6. Jalen Hurts is now in the starting QB role after Carson Wentz’s departure, and proved many wrong in just the first week. Despite losing in week 2 - a 17-11 loss to the San Francisco 49ers - they still pushed the opposition to the limit, and the 49ers are a very strong suit this season. Philadelphia will definitely have some form of confidence heading into their first division game of the season.
In the very first game of the 2021 season, on Thursday Night Football, the Dallas Cowboys traveled to Florida to face Super Bowl champions the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In a nail-biting, exciting matchup, the Cowboys came up short, losing 31-29. With that said, it’s an extremely respectable scoreline against the reigning and defending champions. Then, in their latest game, a win against the Los Angeles Chargers surprised a number of people, and now Dallas have raised some eyebrows. A fully fit Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott has had a significantly positive impact on the offense, while the defense - secondary in particular - has stood strong in their opening two games.
As division rivals, the two NFC East teams are extremely familiar with one another, so they have an idea of what to expect. In their last five matchups, it’s the Dallas Cowboys that have the bragging rights, winning three of the last five. One of the wins also includes their latest meeting, which was in week 16 of the 2020 season. However, with a change of QB in Philadelphia, along with a number of draft picks and trades for both teams, the picture has changed from any of the past games, so it will be an interesting watch on Monday night.
Below, we’ve rounded up all of the information and details you need to know about the last five encounters between the two franchises. From this, on top of the current situation of both teams, our betting experts take everything into account when putting together the best betting tips for you to take advantage of.
With plenty of researching and analyzing, we are predicting that the Dallas Cowboys will win on Monday Night Football, but in what will be a close, low-scoring affair. Therefore, our betting tip is Dallas to win & under 52 total points in the four quarters.
That’s right - the Dallas Cowboys are selected to win in their first division game of the 2021 season! Both teams will have their first test against another NFC East team, but we think it will be the Cowboys that come out on top. Dallas are considered favorites by the bookies, which is why we’re adding the total points selection, improving our odds! As the Eagles have already held the 49ers to 17 points last week, we think they will try to do the same on defense, and limit Dak Prescott & Co. However, we’re expecting an extremely close affair - tune in on Monday night!
If you’re looking to make the most of our betting tip, Unibet are offering odds on Dallas to win & under 52 total points at +190!