Updated: Dec 23, 2019
This weekend the Eagles will play their third of four-straight games against NFC East opponents when they take on the Dallas Cowboys. 1st-place in the division is on the line in this extremely critical game. Before the teams take the field, our writers need to make their bold predictions for the game known.
Here's a recap of previous bold predictions from each week and the winning predictor from our writers:
Week 1: Mike W.
Week 2: Michael V. (partial credit)
Week 3: no correct predictions
Week 4: Andrew W. & Mike W. (both partial credit)
Week 5: Chalie (Dylan partial credit)
Week 6: Dylan (partial credit)
Week 7: no correct predictions
Week 8: no correct predictions
Week 9: Andrew W. & Travis (partial credit)
Week 11: no correct predictions
Week 12: no correct predictions
Week 13: no correct predictions
Week 14: no correct predictions
Week 15: no correct predictions
We'll see if anyone can have a fully correct prediction this week as the Eagles try to move to take over 1st-place in the NFC East. Here's what our writers are boldly predicting for this weekend:
Andrew: Jim Schwartz's defense has been a roller coaster this season, but for the most part they have been pretty solid at home. I think as a unit they come up clutch in this game, and the player who shines the brightest will be Jalen Mills, who will have a two interception performance.
Chalie: Eagles complete another 4th quarter comeback (their third in a row) and score 21 points in the final frame.
Dylan: The Eagles defensive line will shut down the running game of the Cowboys. I expect Ezekiel Elliott will be limited to less than 86 rushing yards.
Alexis: Carson Wentz will have his game of the season and get off to a fast start, throwing three touchdowns in the first half.
Zach: Well, Dak Prescott is playing, and the Eagles struggled on defense last week and still found a way to win. They were also short-handed at wide receiver, but Greg Ward had an amazing coming out party against the Redskins. Lane Johnson is out for the Eagles, but when the offensive line is healthy, Wentz has more confidence and has more time to find his receivers, and the running game gets into a rhythm. The game is at the Linc, and this makes me feel way better about our chances, but the Cowboys did, however, sweep us last year, which I hate to point out. I do think that the Eagles are the better team in this game on Sunday, but if the Eagles did lose, then I would have a lot of concerns that changes would need to be made this offseason. I would also like to mention that Jason Garrett is still coaching for his job even though coming off of that big win over the Rams. My score prediction is Eagles 34, Cowboys 27.