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Eagles vs. Cowboys 2016 odds: Philadelphia is a Sunday night betting underdog at rival Dallas

The betting trends favor the visiting team as the Philadelphia Eagles prepare to take on the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington in the Week 8 NFL Sunday night game.

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The Philadelphia Eagles are 5-1 straight up and 4-2 against the spread in their last six road games against the Dallas Cowboys. The Eagles will try to pick up a fourth straight road win over the Cowboys this Sunday night at AT&T Stadium.

Philadelphia is a 4.5-point road underdog in Arlington at sportsbooks monitored by The visiting team is 6-0 SU in the last six games between the Eagles and the Cowboys.

After suffering a pair of road losses in close games against Detroit and Washington, the Eagles returned home last week and beat the Minnesota Vikings 21-10. Philadelphia looked dominant on defense in handing the Vikings their first loss of the season, forcing four turnovers and holding Minnesota to just 282 yards of total offense.

The effort on defense helped mask Philadelphia's problems on offense, as the Eagles had only 239 total yards and four turnovers of their own.

Since the start of the 2013 season, Philadelphia is 7-3 SU and 6-4 ATS in 10 road games against NFC East division rivals per the OddsShark NFL Database.

Betting Line / Total: Dallas -4.5 / 43 Points

Trend: The Eagles are 4-1 ATS in their last five games on the road against the Cowboys.

Trend: The Cowboys are 7-2 SU in their last nine games after winning as an underdog.

The Cowboys entered their bye week as one of the hottest teams in football, stringing together a 5-0 SU and ATS run that was capped off by a 30-16 road win against Green Bay as a 5.5-point underdog.

Dak Prescott continues to impress as Dallas' starting quarterback, but running back Ezekiel Elliot has emerged as the star of the offense with four straight games of over 130 rushing yards. Star wideout Dez Bryant is likely to return this week from his knee injury. Dallas is 7-4 SU and 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games coming out of a bye week.

Sunday night's total is set at 43 points. The OVER is 6-1 in Philadelphia's last seven games as an underdog of 4.5 points or more.

Dallas is tied with Minnesota for the best record in the NFC at 5-1, and could add some separation to its NFC East lead with a win this Sunday. But with Philadelphia sitting at 4-2 SU and Washington and New York at 4-3, a Cowboys loss on Sunday night would break the division race wide open.

Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys

When: Sunday, October 30, 8:30 p.m. ET

Where: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas

Eagles at Cowboys OddsShark Matchup Report