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NFC East Showdown: Philadelphia Eagles Slightly Favored Over Dallas Cowboys

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The NFC East division is arguably one of the worst in the NFL this season with the New York Giants (4-4) barely leading the way with the only .500 record in the division. The Dallas Cowboys were thought to be the best all-around squad in the division heading into the 2015 NFL season, but injuries to the team’s two best players, Tony Romo, and Dez Bryant has sent the storied franchise into a downward spiral.

Without Romo leading the way under center for the Cowboys, Dallas has lost five straight games and will soon be out of the running for the division title if unable to right the ship as quickly as possible. Week 9’s matchup with the division rival Philadelphia Eagles (3-4) will be crucial to the team’s immediate future with a win potentially putting the Cowboys back in the right direction with Romo’s return right around the corner.

According to Sportsbook.ag, the Cowboys are underdogs heading into this divisional matchup with the Eagles in Dallas at +3. Although the Eagles were expected to be a strong team in the NFC with a legitimate shot to go the distance, Chip Kelly and company have struggled to get on track with former Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray and veteran quarterback Sam Bradford as the new cornerstones of the franchise.

Philadelphia is favored on the road in this matchup and could very well come out on top if able to impose their will offensively. Although there’s a legitimate chance of the Eagles getting the win and covering the -3 point spread, the Cowboys are due for a win with Bryant back on the field for a second straight week.

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