The 5-1 Dallas Cowboys host the 4-2 Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. It’s a big game in the NFC East being played on a national stage on Sunday Night Football on NBC. This game has all the makings of a classic, and it could kick off the Dak Prescott vs Carson Wentz rivalry, that could last for years.
The Eagles score on the game’s opening possession
Throughout this season, the Cowboys have done a great job of setting the tone. When they win the toss they take the ball and they score early. It allows the defense to play more aggressive and lets the offense play more conservative, a perfect mix for a team with a young quarterback. The Eagles know that and when they win the toss, they’ll take the ball and score and force the Cowboys to respond.
Cole Beasley will have more than 150 yards receiving
Dez Bryant is returning to the lineup, but Beasley is the slot receiver that will torch Philadelphia on Sunday night. Beasley has found strong chemistry with Prescott, and he’ll be taking advantage of the space that will open up when Bryant is back in the lineup. Add in the fact Philadelphia lost cornerback Ron Brooks last week, and it looks like a big night for Beasley.
Players to watch
This is pretty obvious, but you have to keep your eyes on Bryant after he missed the past two games with a knee injury. The Cowboys wide receiver has been talking the talk, but can he walk the walk when he steps back on the field? Bryant should be motivated to have a big game and he’ll need to be a key contributor right away.
Sproles is that player that you’d love to have on your team, but you hate to play against. He’s quick and shifty, and he makes something out of nothing. He’s also a key part of the Eagles’ explosive plays on special teams, and Dallas will have to keep an eye on him.
Carson Wentz and Dak Prescott
Well, rookies, you aren’t hiding from the spotlight anymore. Both rookie quarterbacks have helped their teams to good starts and both have a case for rookie of the year honors (as does Ezekiell Elliott). So, who will step up on the big stage Sunday night? Who will make a big mistake? All eyes are going to be on these two.