We have a massive game with playoff implications Sunday Night in Dallas. Philadelphia and Dallas have elite talent, which unfortunately has not translated to consistent play for either team. Whichever team can escape with a win will have a leg up in the NFC East race.
Below are the best Sunday Night Football Prop Bets in Jerry’s world.
Ezekiel Elliott Under 79.5 Rushing Yards (-142)
Elliott has rushed for under 80 yards three times this season including two of the past three games. Philly has a lot of problems on defense, but stopping the run is not one of them. The Eagles have the second best run defense in the league only allowing 72.8 yards per game. The Vikings and Kirk Cousins embarrassed the defense last week. I expect a much better overall effort Sunday night.
Zach Ertz Over 5.5 Receptions (-113)
Ertz is averaging nine targets a game and leads the team with 33 catches. Ertz has been the number one target due to the absence of DeSean Jackson and with Alshon Jeffery still nursing a calf injury. The Eagles are starting Andre Dillard at left tackle due to an injury to Jason Peters. Dillard is making his first career start, and look for the Eagles to use a short passing game early to help Dillard get comfortable. This type of game plan will lead to a lot of targets for Ertz who should again have a heavy workload.
Dak Prescott Over 23.5 Completions (-113)
The Cowboys received some good news on the injury front with Tyron Smith, La’El Collins, Amari Cooper and Randall Cobb all scheduled to be active on Sunday. Prescott has completed over 23 passes four times this season, and given the improving health of his offensive line and his top receivers, Prescott is in line for a big game. Philadelphia has been abysmal defending the pass and I don’t see any reason why that should change in Dallas.
Jordan Howard At Least 1 Touchdown (+110)
Jordan Howard will get the majority of the red zone carries and had 10 more rushing attempts last week than his backup Miles Sanders. Howard and Sanders began the season sharing carries, but Howard has created some separation in recent weeks. He leads the team in rushing and has scored a touchdown in three out of the last four games. I think Howard finds the end zone against the Cowboys.