The Dallas Cowboys (11-5) take on the Philadelphia Eagles (9-7) on Saturday at 8:15 p.m. ET at Lincoln Financial Field in the final week of the 2021 NFL regular season.
Although both teams can improve their record and their playoff position, many consider that because it is the last game of the season and because of some absences, there is not much at stake, but the history of this rivalry indicates otherwise.
END OF 1ST QTR – Cowboys 10-7 Eagles
Minshew started the Eagles drive near the half of the field after a great kick return. DeVonta Smith caught back-to-back passes from Minshew to become the rookie with most receiving yards in franchise history.
1ST QTR – 1:37 – Zuerlein gives Cowboys lead with 48-yard FG
After a three-and-out for Minshew and the Eagles, Prescott started the second Cowboys possession of the night on their own 42. He started the drive with a 29-yard completion to Cooper, but Eagles defenders stopped him from moving forward. Cowboys settled for a field goal score from 48 yards out.
1ST QTR – 5:08 – Prescott leads Cowboys on game-tying drive
Dak Prescott completed a 4th down pass to Amari Cooper, extending the drive to subsequently end in a TD catch by Cedrick Wilson on the 10th play of the drive.
1ST QTR – 9:41 – Minshew leads Eagles to first score of the night
One of Minshew’s early passes got deflected by a Cowboys defender, but luckily got caught by DeVonta Smith for a 25-yard completion. A first down run by Kenneth Gainwell on 3rd & 3 extended the Eagles drive before Minshew’s shovel pass to Tyree Jackson for the first score of the night – it was Jackson’s first catch in the NFL.
Kickoff at Lincoln Financial Field
Cowboys won the toss and have deferred, Eagles receive. Gardner Minshew will start on his own 25.
Cowboys take the field
Cowboys need a win to prove they’re worthy of making a Super Bowl run. Dak Prescott has something to prove of his own after a terrible display last week against the Arizona Cardinals.
Gardner Minshew warming up
Gardner Minshew will start in place of Jalen Hurts (rest) and will look to upset Dallas despite the Eagles’ playoff picture remaining relatively the same with a win or loss.
Cowboys arrive at Lincoln Financial Field
Cowboys will look to get a win to head into the playoffs with rhythm. Unlike Philadelphia, most Dallas starters will be on the field. Dak Prescott needs five touchdown passes to break Tony Romo’s record for most TDs by a Cowboys QB in a single season.
Jalen Hurts arrives at Lincoln Financial Field
Jalen Hurts will rest for this game, giving Gardner Minshew all of the snaps against America’s Team.
This game pits the top two teams in the Eastern Division of the National Conference against each other in a game that was originally scheduled for Sunday noon, but the league announced the date change.
Dallas Cowboys inactive players
During the week, the Cowboys placed three key players on the reserve/COVID-19 list, in addition to dropping three more players on Saturday, while S Donovan Wilson remains questionable.
WR Michael Gallup
OT Tyron Smith
LB Micah Parsons
CB Anthony Brown
CB Trevon Diggs
S Jayron Kearse
RB Tony Pollard
Philadelphia Eagles inactive players
The Eagles have a much busier COVID-19 group, plus they have listed OG Landon Dickerson (thumb) and OT Lane Johnson (knee) as questionable.
RB Jordan Howard
RB Boston Scott
OG Nate Herbig
TE Dallas Goedert
DT Fletcher Cox
LB Genard Avery
LB Alex Singleton
CB Avonte Maddox
RB Miles Sanders
Odds and betting lines for Cowboys vs. Eagles
Cowboys vs. Eagles spread: Dallas -4
Cowboys vs. Eagles over-under: 44.5 points
Cowboys vs. Eagles money line: Dallas -210, Philadelphia +175
DAL: 12-4 against the spread this season
PHI: Eagles lead the NFL in rushing yards per game (160.4)
Dallas and Philadelphia have gone head to head in 125 games, including four in the postseason. The Cowboys have an advantage with a record 71 wins, while the Eagles have been victorious in 54 games. In the last five games, the home team is the one who has imposed their conditions.
How to watch
When: Saturday at 8:15 p.m. ET
Where: Lincoln Financial Field — Philadelphia
Online streaming: ESPN.com, the Watch ESPN app FuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)