Sunday, February 5, 2023

Romo-Less Cowboys Take on Philly in Winner-Take-All Showdown

imageA crippled Dallas Cowboys will make their season a success or failure this evening when they take on the Philadelphia Eagles in the NBC featured Sunday Night game for the Division title and playoff status.

The game is in Arlington, Texas, starting at 7:30 p.m. tonight.

Philadelphia (9-6) comes in after a huge 54-11 victory last Sunday against the Chicago Bears. Quarterback Nick Foles passed for a total of 230 yards and two touchdowns in the win.

On the year, Foles has connected with his receivers for 2,628 yards in the air and 25 touchdown passes.

Coach Chip Kelley’s squad averages 268.7 yards per game passing, which ranks them ninth in the league while the Eagles are currently first in rushing with 161.9 yards a game.

Dallas (8-7) enters this do-or-die matchup after a crucial 24-23 win at Washington in their last outing. During the game the Cowboy’s gunslinger Tony Romo injured his foot after passing for 226 yards.

On Friday, Romo underwent foot surgery, so he will be on the bench in the season finale.

Coach Jason Garrett will call on the veteran Kyle Orton to lead the Cowboys to a division title. Orton on the season, has completed three of his five attempts for a total of 40 yards.

Even with Romo out for this game Dallas has a lot going for them with a prefect record against their NFC East foes on the season at 5-0. In AT&T stadium, the cowboys are 5-2 with their only losses coming from Denver and Green Bay.

The Eagles will take the Eastern Division with a tie against the Cowboys. In the opener for both teams this year, Dallas defeated Philadelphia by the score of 17-3. Kick of is set for 7:30 pm on NBC.

HottyToddy.com score prediction:

Philadelphia 27

Dallas 31

–Adam Brown is the sports editor of HottyToddy.com. Contact Adam at Adam.Brown@Hottytoddy.com

 

 

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