Before the Eagles take the field in their crucial matchup against the Dallas Cowboys, our writers need to come up with some bold predictions for the game.
Here's a recap of previous bold predictions from each week and the winning predictor from our writers:
Week 1: no one
Week 2: Andrew W.
Week 3: no one
Week 4: Andrew W. (partial)
Week 5: Paul (partial)
Week 6: no one
Week 7: Andrew Palagruto; Caitlin (partial)
Week 8: Caitlin (partial); Travis (partial)
Week 9: BYE
Week 10: Andrew W. (partial)
Week 11: no one
Week 12: Andrew Palagruto; Andrew W. (partial)
Week 13: Trevor (partial)
Week 14: Andrew Palagruto; Trevor (partial)
Week 15: Andrew Palagruto; Caitlin (partial)
We'll see if anyone can have a fully correct prediction this week as the Eagles try to sweep the Cowboys and get their fifth overall win of the season. Here's what our writers are boldly predicting for this weekend:
Andrew W: Alex Singleton will gravitate to the ball non-stop on Sunday, becoming the first Eagle defender with at least 14 solo tackles in a game. On the offensive side of the ball the screen game will be successful, as Miles Sanders will gain 75+ receiving yards.
Trevor: Eagles vs. Cowboys with a chance to stay in the playoff race. We’ve seen this story before and the Cowboys usually lay an egg. Eagles offense explodes for over 500 total yards and win 33-6.
Paul: It seems like every season these two teams get at least one late-season shot at dashing the other's playoff dreams and 2020 is no different. Dallas has slim hopes after winning two straight and having some added defensive success. Meanwhile, Philadelphia has found a rhythm on offense behind Jalen Hurts and his catalyst style of play. If there was no difference in the Eagles attack from Week 8 until now, I would be inclined to take the Cowboys here. But the fact that Hurts has provided a jolt and presents a matchup problem that the Cowboys have not had an answer for yet, I believe the Eagles are just better suited this week. The Birds will pull out a close win 31-27 on Sunday.
Andrew Palagruto: MilesSanders will have 100+ total yards with a touchdown, and Jalen Hurts will have 300+ total yards and three total touchdowns.