The Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles will square off in the most crucial regular-season matchup for both teams.
On one hand, the Dallas Cowboys are riding a 14-game winning streak at home and feel great about themselves after almost beating the Eagles earlier in the season.
On the other hand, the Eagles are fresh off a heartbreaking loss to the San Francisco 49ers, and they could either bounce back in a big way or continue stumbling their way in the standings.
Notably, NFL analyst Craig Carton believes the second is more likely to happen.
In the latest edition of The Carton Show, he ranked the Eagles as the fourth-best team in the NFC, predicting they would lose on Sunday and give up the No. 1 seed to the Cowboys instead.
“There’s a big question in Philly now. They’re gonna lose to the Dallas Cowboys. The Eagles, still on the mountain, but they are not the best team in the NFC.”
— The Carton Show (@TheCartonShow) December 6, 2023
Sunday’s matchup could have tremendous postseason implications.
It could either secure the Cowboys the No. 1 or No. 2 spot in the NFC, as well as give them a chance at the divisional banner.
On the flip side, a loss could lock them up as the No. 5 seed, meaning they wouldn’t be able to play a single playoff game at home along the way.
Both teams know each other pretty well and have proven to be more than capable of giving each other hell and a lot of trouble.
Divisional games are often a toss-up, and while recent history might favor Nick Sirianni’s team, it wouldn’t be shocking to see Dak Prescott and company pushing that impressive winning streak at Jerry World to 15 games.