The Sunday night extravaganza in Week 9 features the Philadelphia Eagles (3-4) visiting the Dallas Cowboys (2-5) and we have an exclusive NFL betting preview prepared for all pro football fans. The Eagles are coming in from their bye week, while the Cowboys dropped their fifth consecutive game to the Seattle Seahawks in Week 8. This is really a desperation game for both teams as the one who loses will likely be too far behind the others to contend in the NFC East.Brandon Weeden was, but if Jerry Jones has learned anything from this season (although the probability of that guy learning anything is slim to none), it’s that you need a decent #2 quarterback in this league, just in case your main man goes down to an injury that takes longer than a week or two to heal. Cassel was terrible against the Seahawks (who, admittedly, have a stellar defense), throwing for only 97 yards. The Eagles’ defense is more forgiving than the Seahawks’ was, but if the Cowboys are going to win, it will be because of the running game and the defense, not Cassel’s arm. DeMarco Murray (Philadelphia, RB) By now, everyone realizes that Murray heading to Philadelphia was a mistake. The Cowboys (again that genius, Jerry Jones) erred by not opening up the vault to give Murray his deal, because leaving the running game in the hands of Joseph Randle just turned out to be a terrible idea, since he’s gone off the deep end in his personal life to the point that the Cowboys have had to release him. Murray had 18 attempts against Carolina in Week 7 for a paltry 65 yards. In Dallas, behind that terrific line, he’d be feasting on the opposition. Darren McFadden (Dallas, RB) Have you seen how well McFadden is running the ball behind the offensive line in Dallas? If a retread like McFadden can show signs of life, can you imagine the numbers that Murray would be getting? Against Seattle, he had 20 carries for 64 yards, but again the Seahawk defense is a stout one. Against the Eagles, there should be a lot more holes for him to run through.
Date/Time: Sunday, November 8th, 8:30 PM
Location: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas TV: NBC Online Streaming: NBC Sports Live Odds: -3