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Dallas hosts Philadelphia in a Must Win for the Cowboys

The NFC East or should it be Least, remains a tight race at the halfway point of the NFL regular season. The New York Giants lead by a half game over the Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles. Bringing up the rear are the Dallas Cowboys.

On Sunday the Cowboys will host the Eagles at AT&T Stadium. The current line has the Eagles favored by three points while the over\/under point total presently is resting at 43.5.

The teams will meet in a game that both desperately need to win. Dallas has lost five straight after opening will two straight wins. A loss would likely make them irrelevant in the division even though it is one of the weaker divisions in the NFL.

Injuries have taken their toll on the Cowboys. Tony Romo broke his clavicle in Week 2 against these same Eagles and since then the offense has been at a loss to score points or find their way.

Matt Cassel has taken over at quarterback for Brandon Weeden but his two starts have been mediocre at best.

Romo had three touchdown passes in one and a half games prior to his injury and still leads the team in that category.

The Dallas defense is its only positive. Greg Hardy has given the Cowboys the pass rush they needed even though controversy has dogged him. Overall, the Dallas defense is No. 8 in yards allowed.

Darren McFadden will take over full time at running back now that Dallas has released Joseph Randle. McFadden ran for 152 yards in a loss to New York, but managed just 64 against Seattle last week.

Dallas was victorious in Week 2 over the Eagles 20-10, but it was their last win.

The Eagles are not playing great, but at 3-4, they are in the race for the NFC East crown.

They had a bye week last weekend and prior to that lost to Carolina.
Quarterback Sam Bradford has not adjusted to the up-tempo Eagles offense completely, as he has just 9 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.

DeMarco Murray the former Dallas running back returns to AT&T Stadiums for the first time since leaving the team during the summer. He still has not found his way as of yet in the Eagles’ offense.

Turnovers have killed the Eagles this season and that is likely one way that Dallas could pull off an upset. If Philly turns the ball over Dallas will have a good chance to win.

Prediction: Dallas covers late.

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