Some of us woke up on Sunday knowing this was the start of holiday vacation, some still have to punch the clock before some days off for Christmas. More importantly, the sun has risen on a massive Dallas vs. Philly Sunday.
Despite both teams playing wildly inconsistent football this season, Week 16 is likely the decider of who will win the NFC East and qualify for the playoffs. Dallas looks to be the first repeat champion since 2004. Philly knows this is the only way to make the playoffs for the third straight season.
There’s so much intrigue around this game. Will Dak Prescott be able to throw with his bad shoulder? Can the Eagles run effectively without Lane Johnson? Does Carson Wentz have any more comeback magic up his long sleeve? How many refs/players will he tell this is his preferred hunting weather?
Dallas will enter play a short favorite at most books. The line hasn’t moved despite the Boys getting most of the public support due to the injury talk and the fact that no one has ANY idea if either team will be able to play to their potential. Dallas hasn’t fared well in cold weather games in the past, while the Eagles have a history of big wins against their rivals in late December.
Throw that all out. We’re not here to scrutinize the spread; we’re here to get you some bigger gifts under the tree. Here are some of the top odds boosts and promotional bets from our affiliates for Sunday’s late afternoon kick.
Eagles vs. Cowboys promotions
We saw last week that FOX Bet loves to throw out odds boosts for fans. Some of them aren’t the best picks, but hey, they’re trying.
The best shot this week might be the Ezekiel Elliott TD in the first quarter, bumped from +350 to +400. The Cowboys have done well to score early in games and he usually finds paydirt against Philly. He’s also at +260 to eclipse 100 rushing yards in a win.
FOX Bet also boosted the price on Dak Prescott throwing for 300 or more yards in a win from +220 to +245. They’ve also increased the odds on eight or more catches for Amari Cooper from +375 to +400.
For the Eagles, last week’s 300-plus yard game for Wentz didn’t happen. This week, his price on three or more passing TDs in a win are up from +340 to +380. Key to remember: no Leighton Vander Esch in the middle of the Dallas D.
Zach Ertz will likely be the main target for Wentz. His prop for a first-quarter TD is up to +700 from +600. If he gets 100 or more receiving yards in a win, that’s up to +360.
There’s a whole menu on the FOX Bet site. The best way to access it is to click Bet Boost on the game or NFL page.
DraftKings has a nice odds boost for Eagles fans. They’ve upped the price on the team winning the NFC East from +137 to +175. For that to happen, Philly has to win this week and next week or see Dallas lose in Washington.
SugarHouse has some really good odds boosts on parlays. For the Eagles, they’re added to a three-team ML bet with the Broncos and the Raiders that will pay out +830. Ezekiel Elliott is tied to Chargers RB Melvin Gordon for 100 yards and rushing TD for each priced at +450.
The top dog in NJ and PA doesn’t have any game specific-odds boosts. However, FanDuel’s Close Game Insurance promises a refund of pre-game moneyline bets if your team loses by six or less. That’s very likely to happen in this tight contest.