The Eagles and Cowboys will square off for the second time this season on Thursday night, a game that may well determine who’s going to have the better season.
The Eagles are 6-2 with a winning record over the Cowboys, who are 3-8 with a losing record.
It will be a tough game for both teams, with the Eagles trying to regain their footing after a rough 2016 season that saw them go 6-10 in 2016, and the Cowboys coming off a loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
They will be looking to bounce back after a slow start to the season.
On the other hand, the Eagles will have to go into this game having lost to the Cowboys three times since 2010.
The Cowboys are 5-4 since 2010, losing their last four games by an average of 12.7 points.
The game is also expected to be a battle of two teams who are on a two-game winning streak, as both teams have been in the thick of the NFC East race.
Both teams are coming off wins, with Dallas beating the Eagles 23-16 in Week 8 and Philadelphia beating the Cowboys 26-21 in Week 14.
Eagles defensive tackle Bennie Logan has already started in each of the Cowboys’ three wins over the Eagles.
The team’s defensive line has been among the NFL’s best, but it is also vulnerable in the secondary, where the Eagles rank dead last in the league at allowing the fewest passing yards per game.
Eagles cornerback Byron Maxwell has been stellar in 2017, allowing just six receptions for 97 yards and a touchdown in the first two games.
If the Eagles are able to make plays on the ball in the fourth quarter, they could be in a good position to win.
If not, the Cowboys will likely go for the win, as they were 4-0 in the games where they gave up fewer than 300 passing yards.
Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz is 7-0 this season with an 11-7 record, a 1.96 yards per attempt average and a passer rating of 100.4.
Wentz will need to put together a better game if the Eagles want to make the playoffs.
Dallas also needs to get back to winning ways, as the Cowboys have gone 7-5 in the last eight games against the Eagles after going 0-6 in the past nine games.
The only game the Cowboys lost to Philadelphia in Week 15 was in Philadelphia, when Dallas was swept in a 42-24 thriller.
The other two games the Eagles lost were in New Orleans and Philadelphia.
The Redskins are coming into this contest having lost three straight to the Eagles and four straight to Dallas.
The two teams have not played each other since Week 3, and they are 0-4 in their last five games against each other.