This article is part of our Showdown/Single Game DFS Breakdown series.
NFC East matchups might not always feature the best quality of football play, but the bitterness between the teams tends to make for a fiery clash in most of their matchups, and we could see the same here with both teams 1-1 and looking to establish a winning record at the expense of a divisional opponent. There shouldn't be any lack of focus or intensity on the part of either team. That the game is in Dallas is probably reassuring for the Cowboys' pass and tempo-oriented offense, and if the Dallas offense comes through it might bring out a matching urgency from the Eagles offense, hopefully resulting in a shootout. The main concern for the scoring upside in this game is the fact that both offensive lines are potentially compromised – the Eagles are without left tackle Jordan Mailata and the Cowboys will be without right tackle La'el Collins. As of press time the O/U is 51.5 and the Cowboys are favored by 3.5.
Dak Prescott ($11200 DK, $16000 FD) might be the most popular player on the slate. It's a home game where Dallas is favored, yet in a matchup where the Dallas run game projects poorly. If the spread is sound and the traditional home game benefits apply, this might be a case where the spoils go to Prescott even more than most Dallas victories. It could be a script nearly opposite of Week 2, when Dallas defeated the Chargers on the road but with