Dallas traveled to Philadelphia to take on the Eagles in Week 9 of the NFL season and lost an all-NFC East showdown that ended up being game of inches.
“The margin of error was so slim in this game that it hurts to think about,” Cowboys Insider Dave Helman described on the NFL on FOX Podcast.
In Weeks 10 and 11, America’s Team bounced back with big wins over the New York Giants and Carolina Panthers. Dallas demolished the G-Men 49-17 and the Panthers 33-10, respectively.
And those wins helped quarterback Dak Prescott’s MVP odds skyrocket up the board.
Before Week 10, the veteran QB’s +5000 odds sat at 13th on the list behind players like Lamar Jackson, Jalen Hurts and Patrick Mahomes. Now, Prescott is fifth on the board at +1600.
At FanDuel Sportsbook, their Super Bowl futures are currently sitting at +1100 after entering the season at +1600.
Also at FanDuel, Dak Prescott & Co. are third on board to win the NFC at +500 behind the Eagles (+200) and the San Francisco 49ers (+270).
And to win the NFC East, they’re second at +500 behind odds-on favorite Philly at -600.
Eagles showed they are the better team in 28-23 win vs. Cowboys
According to NFC East reporter Ralph Vacchiano, with Prescott at the helm and playing the way he did in Week 9 (29-for-44 passing, 374 yards, 3 TDs), Dallas will be in the Super Bowl conversation.
“Prescott was the best player on the field, on either team, in the Cowboys’ 28-23 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles,” Vacchiano wrote. “He was mostly incredible, especially in the fourth quarter when he tried to lead a furious comeback.
“And he proved he is absolutely good enough to win the big game — even if the scoreboard shows this was just another big game that he lost.”
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