- BetOnline has Dallas as 3.5-point home favorites over the Eagles on Monday Night Football
- The Cowboys are 48-34 all-time on Monday nights entering their prime-time home opener
- The Over is 1-6 in the last seven Eagles games and Jalen Hurts struggled versus the Niners in Week 2
Dallas will play host to their NFC East divisional rivals in Philadelphia on Monday Night Football in their first home game of the 2021 NFL season.
The Eagles have dropped three-straight at AT&T Stadium and are coming off a 17-11 loss to San Francisco last Sunday, while the Cowboys rebounded in Week 2 with an impressive 20-17 victory over the Chargers.
Who will win the first-ever meeting between Dak Prescott and Jalen Hurts? Before we look at the odds for Monday Night Football and make our picks, check out our free tips and advice for betting on NFL football games.
Monday Night Football
|Spread||Money Line||Total Points|
|Philadelphia Eagles||+3.5 (-125)-||+150||Ov 52 (-108)|
|Dallas Cowboys||-3.5 (+105)||-170||Un 52 (-112)|
Cowboys vs Eagles
Dallas followed up a 31-29 opening-week loss to the Super Bowl champions in Tampa Bay with a hard-fought road win in Los Angeles last week. While Mike McCarthy’s clock management blunder almost cost his club the game, the Cowboys’ other coaches have impressed early in the season.
Led by rookie edge rusher Micah Parsons and ascending sophomore corner Trevon Diggs, Dan Quinn’s defense looks fast. And offensive coordinator Kellen Moore has schemed up two unique game plans, going pass-happy against the Buccaneers lockdown run D in Week 1 before pounding the Chargers’ run-funnel defense with a steady diet of Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard in last week’s win.
"I [was] wrong, and many of the others who have questioned his greatness are wrong. Dak Prescott is an elite NFL QB. … When you make a list of the best QBs in the NFL, Dak Prescott's name belongs on it."
— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) September 23, 2021
After destroying the Falcons 32-6 in Week 1, Jalen Hurts and the Eagles crashed down to earth with a 17-11 home loss to the Niners last Sunday. The second-year quarterback completed just 12 passes and Philadelphia lost Pro Bowl defensive end Brandon Graham for the season.
Hurts’ future with the rebuilding Eagles is still very much in question as Gardner Minshew waits in the wings. To survive as a starting quarterback, the 23-year-old will need to build chemistry with Heisman Trophy winner DeVonta Smith and Jalen Reagor, two first-round wide receivers picked in consecutive years by GM Howie Roseman.
MNF Best Bets
Bet the UNDER on 52. The Over is 1-6 in the last seven Philly games and their defense has only allowed 23 points through the season’s first two weeks. It will only get tougher against Dak Prescott, who missed both games with his NFC East rival last year, but time could tick off the clock fast on Monday night. Graham’s absence will inspire more runs with Zeke and Pollard, and Eagles coach Nick Sirianni loves keeping the ball on the ground.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) September 23, 2021
Dallas to cover 3.5-point spread. The Cowboys are 5-1 against-the-spread in their last six games and 4-1 ATS in their last five home contests versus Philadelphia. While anything can (and usually does) happen in these prime-time divisional rivalry games, Dallas has too many weapons to contain on offense.
Final Score Prediction: Dallas 30, Eagles 20.
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