Where do the Cowboys Stand Down the Stretch?

After getting a huge 13-10 win in their Week 13 Thursday night matchup against the New Orleans Saints (10-2), the Dallas Cowboys (7-5) are now riding a 4-game winning streak.

Heading into Week 14, they currently have a one-game lead in the NFC East.

However, right in the rearview mirror are the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles (6-6) who will travel to Jerry world this Sunday. The last time these two teams played was back in Week 10 when Dallas came away with a 27-20 victory.

There has not been a sweep in the series between these two teams since the Cowboys doubled up the Eagles back in 2012, and since Jerry world opened its doors back in 2009, Dallas has gone 4-6 when Philly comes to visit. However, those are just past statistics that do not have an actual factor on Sunday’s game.

There was a question on ESPN’s First Take this week asking who had more pressure on themselves to win the game on Sunday. Of their remaining 3-games, after they play the Eagles, the Cowboys do not play a single team with a winning record:

  • @ Colts 6-6
  • Buccaneers 5-7
  • @ Giants 4-8

The Eagles, however, do not play a single team with a winning record and two of the teams happen to be a couple of the league’s best right now:

  • @ Rams 11-1
  • Texans 9-3
  • @ Redskins 6-6

Another point to consider is the aforementioned victory the Cowboys already have against the Eagles this year. That being said, they have a chance to sweep Philly in the regular season series, which if this division comes to down to the wire it will be a huge advantage for Dallas to have.

Also, being this game is in Jerry World, I see that as a “big enough” advantage for the Cowboys. I would never consider them to be a huge home-field advantage team, but I am sure the Eagles would at least feel a bit better if this game was at the Linc.

So taking all that information into consideration, I would absolutely say there is far more pressure on the Eagles to win this game than the there is on the Cowboys.


Photo: CBS

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