Cow­boys (3-5) at Ea­gles (4-4)

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W ......... At­lanta ......... 18-12 L .... at Tampa Bay .... 27-21 W .... In­di­anapo­lis .... 20-16 L at Ten­nessee 26-23 (OT) L ....... Min­nesota ....... 23-21 W .... at N.Y. Gi­ants .... 34-13 L ......... Carolina ......... 21-17 W .... Jax (Lon­don) .... 24-18 Nov. 4 .............. Bye .............. Nov. 11 ...... Dal­las ...... 8:20 Nov. 18 . at New Or­leans . 1 Nov. 25 ..... N.Y. Gi­ants ..... 1 Dec. 3 .. Wash­ing­ton .. 8:15 Dec.9 ..... atDal­las ..... 4:25 Dec. 16 at L.A. Rams 8:20 Dec. 23 ....... Hous­ton ....... 1 Dec. 30 . at Wash­ing­ton . 1

Sun­day, 8:20 p.m. ET, Lin­coln Fi­nan­cial Field, Philadel­phia TV: NBC

Danny Sheri­dan’s line: Ea­gles by 6

Cow­boys’ keys to vic­tory: The Cow­boys must fo­cus on get­ting WR Amari Cooper in­volved against a banged-up Ea­gles sec­ondary. To do that, they will need to pro­vide pro­tec­tion for their em­bat­tled quar­ter­back, Dak Prescott. The Cow­boys took steps by re­plac­ing offen­sive line coach Paul Alexan­der with his as­sis­tant, Marc Colombo. The Ea­gles play a ton of man cov­er­age, so Prescott will have ev­ery op­por­tu­nity to take shots down the field to Cooper. On de­fense, the Cow­boys need to pres­sure Ea­gles QB Car­son Wentz and con­tain WR Golden Tate, who has been par­tic­u­larly effec­tive against Dal­las.

Ea­gles’ keys to vic­tory: The de­fend­ing Su­per Bowl cham­pi­ons start the tough­est part of their sched­ule af­ter a bye week. The Ea­gles will try to get newly ac­quired WR Golden Tate in­cor­po­rated into the game plan right away, es­pe­cially on screens. Tate leads the league in yards af­ter the catch since 2014 and should pro­vide an im­me­di­ate boost for an offense that ranks 21st in points per game (22.2). On de­fense, the Ea­gles must load the box to shut down Cow­boys RB Ezekiel El­liott and force QB Dak Prescott to beat them with his arm.

Matchup to watch: Cow­boys DE Demarcus Lawrence vs. Ea­gles LT Ja­son Peters. Lawrence is among the league lead­ers in quar­ter­back pres­sures. He’ll look to add to his to­tal against Peters, who has strug­gled with in­juries this sea­son and could be ready to re­tire.

Who wins? The Ea­gles need this game, they’re rested com­ing off a bye and the de­fense plays lights out at home.

Ea­gles, 35-21

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