After a successful outing against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and with Michael Vick himself saying that he may need an extra week’s worth of rehab on his hamstring, all signs point to Nick Foles starting again as the Dallas Cowboys visit Raymond James Stadium this Sunday, 20th. If Foles’ intentions are to take Vick’s spot, what better way to do so than to deliver another top-notch performance versus the Cowboys? On week 6, Foles threw almost 300 yards for three touchdowns, plus a rushing touchdown. If he comes through again he would almost singlehandedly spearhead a three-game winning streak, make offshore sportsbook bettors forget about Philly’s defensive woes, and all but secure a place in the starting line-up for the remainder of the season.
We say ‘almost singlehandedly’ because wide receiver and return specialist DeSean Jackson looks like he could catch passes even if Def Leppard’s drummer were throwing them. Jackson and the similarly named LeSean ‘Shady ’ McCoy have accrued well over 1,200 yards and 8 TD’s between the two of them. This Philadelphia team has such offensive firepower that it took the Kansas City Chiefs and the Denver Broncos to keep them under 30 points. Unfortunately for the Eagles, it’s like the defensive team agreed to play like crap to make the offense look even more impressive. That’s why they are only 2 point offshore sportsbook favorites, and it’s also where Tony Romo and the Cowboys have an actual chance of finally win two games in a row this season.
Speaking of Dallas, running back DeMarco Murray will miss the game with a knee injury, but even without him it’s hard not to picture Romo, Dez Bryant and Jason Witten having their way with Philadelphia’s weak secondary (though offshore sportsbook odds might certainly be different if Murray was playing). Bryant alone has translated Romo’s passing into 459 yards and six touchdowns. As for the Cowboys’ defense, it is the third worst in the league in terms of yards allowed. Whether those yards become points is up to the opposing team, but the Eagle’s defense could very well literally take the ball and run with it, all the way to the endzone.