The Philadelphia Eagles will try to start a season 6-0 for just the third time in franchise history when they host the rival Dallas Cowboys in a must-see Sunday Night Football matchup between two of the NFC's best at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. The Eagles (5-0) previously won their first six games of the season in 1981 and 2004. In the latter, they set the franchise record in wins to start a season with seven. This season, Philadelphia is the last remaining undefeated team in the league. Meanwhile, the Cowboys (4-1) have won four straight and are tied for second in the NFC East, one game behind the Eagles. 

Kickoff iis set for 8:20 p.m. ET. Philadelphia is a 6.5-point favorite in the latest Eagles vs. Cowboys odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is 42. Before making any Cowboys vs, Eagles picks, be sure to see the NFL predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's Emory Hunt

Hunt is the founder and CEO of Football Gameplan, which has been supplying analysis of all levels of football since 2007. He is a former running back at Louisiana-Lafayette and knows the game from a player's perspective. In addition, Hunt has gone 36-21-1 on his last 58 NFL picks involving the Eagles, returning $1,271. Anyone who has followed him is way up.

Now, Hunt has set his sights on Eagles vs. Cowboys and locked in his NFL picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine to see his picks. Here are several NFL odds and trends for Cowboys vs. Eagles:

  • Eagles vs. Cowboys spread: Eagles -6.5
  • Eagles vs. Cowboys over/under: 42 points
  • Eagles vs. Cowboys money line: Eagles -285, Cowboys +228
  • PHI: Eagles rank second in total offense (419.8 yards per game).
  • DAL: Cowboys are second in sacks (20)  
  • Eagles vs. Cowboys picks: See picks at SportsLine
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Why the Eagles can cover

Philadelphia has a ruthless rushing attack. The Eagles lead the league this season in rushing touchdowns (12). They also rank second in rushing first downs (52) and fourth in rushing yards (800). Running back Miles Sanders ranks fifth in the league in rushing yards per game (82.8).

In addition, Philadelphia has been winning the turnover battle all season long. The Eagles lead the league in turnover differential (+9) and have finished with a positive turnover differential in each of their five wins this season. They can become just the fourth team in the Super Bowl era to begin a season with a 6-0 record and have a positive turnover differential in each victory.

Why the Cowboys can cover

Dallas has arguably the best defensive player in the league in Micah Parsons. The 6-foot-3, 245-pound attack man is tied for the league lead in sacks (six). He is averaging .90 sacks per game in his career, the second most of any player since sacks became an official stat in 1982 (minimum: 10 sacks). With a sack against the Eagles, he would become just the third player (after Joey Bosa and Reggie White) to have 20 sacks by his 22nd career game.

Parsons and the rest of the Cowboys defense face a Philadelphia offensive line that is hampered by injuries. Tackle Jordan Mailata (right shoulder), center Jason Kelce (left ankle), and guards Landon Dickerson (leg) and Isaac Seumalo (ankle) are all banged up entering the game. In addition, the Cowboys have won three straight and seven of the last nine meetings against the Eagles. 

How to make Eagles vs. Cowboys picks

Hunt has analyzed this matchup from every angle and while we can tell you he's leaning Over the total, he has discovered a critical X-factor that has him jumping all over one side of the spread. He's only sharing what it is, and who to back, at SportsLine.

So who wins Cowboys vs. Eagles on Sunday Night Football? And what critical X-factor makes one side of the spread a must-back? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Cowboys vs. Eagles spread to back, all from the NFL expert who's an amazing 36-21 on picks involving Philadelphia, and find out.