Football betting for Week 2 of the 2008 NFL season concludes on Monday as the Philadelphia Eagles visit the Dallas Cowboys in a game that can be seen on ESPN.
These two teams are thought of as serious contenders in the NFC and the winner of this game will have a leg up in the NFC East. The Cowboys will be the NFL betting favorite in this matchup.
Football betting stats show that the Eagles were 6th in the league in offense last season and 10th in defense. That was only good enough for an 8-8 record though and much better things are expected this year. Adding Asante Samuel was a huge off-season move that makes the Eagles much tougher in the secondary. The key for the Eagles will be getting enough offense on a regular basis to compete with a powerful offense like Dallas. That means that running back Brian Westbrook and quarterback Donovan McNabb will need to have big games according to football betting experts. They will be facing a Dallas defense that ranked 9th in the league according to NFL betting stats. Adding Adam “Pacman” Jones will improve a secondary that ranked 13th last year against the pass according to NFL betting stats. The Cowboys also added linebacker Zach Thomas according to football betting information and he could improve the run defense.
The Cowboys are led by quarterback Tony Romo and receiver Terrell Owens. The key in this game according to football betting information may be the running of Marion Barber. He can open up the game and give Romo additional options on offense. Last season the Cowboys ranked 3rd overall in the league according to NFL betting stats.
Philadelphia is 13-7 straight up and 12-7-1 against the football betting number in the last 20 meetings against Dallas. Philadelphia has had quite a bit of success at Dallas in recent seasons according to football betting stats. They have won three of the last four games at Dallas according to football betting stats. Three of those games went under the football betting total. The Eagles are 9-5 against the football betting pointspread in their last 14 games as a road underdog. The Cowboys are just 3-7 versus the football betting number in their last 10 home games within the division. The over is 14-11 in the last 25 Philadelphia road games according to football betting stats. The under is 11-13-1 in the last 25 Dallas home games according to football betting stats.
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