Eagles vs Cowboys: NFL on Christmas Eve | Times, how to watch on TV and stream online
Is there anything better than football for Christmas? We’ve got a key clash in the NFC East, so here is all you need to know about how to watch.
The Dallas Cowboys will host the Philadelphia Eagles at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Saturday 24th, December 2022 in a massive NFL Week 16 clash. Kickoff set for 8:15 p.m. ET.
When does Cowboys vs Eagles kickoff?
Saturday’s game in NFL’s Week 16 between the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles is set for Saturday 24th, December 2022 and kickoff is at the following times:
How to watch Cowboys vs Eagles?
If you’re watching on TV, then you can find Cowboys vs Eagles on the following channel:
Cowboys vs Eagles: The lay of the land
It doesn’t get any bigger than Christmas Eve’s showdown between the Cowboys and Eagles. Where Dallas is concerned, they’ve had their struggles of late, but make no mistake this is one of the best teams in the league. As for the Eagles, they’re still the No. 1 team in the NFL, so there is that. On the other hand, it’s now official that MVP candidate and star quarterback, Jalen Hurts, won’t take the field due to his recent shoulder injury. Needless to say, that’s something that Dak and ‘Dem Boys will be eager to take advantage of. Back up QB Gardner Minshew is due to get the nod for Philly. Expect fireworks in this one.
Dak Prescott is needed now more than ever
We mentioned the Cowboys’ struggles before, but in truth Dallas is coming off a devastating 40-34 loss to the Jaguars. Consider for a moment, that the Cowboys were actually leading the Jaguars 27-10 with 5:21 on the clock in the 3rd quarter. Clearly, Jacksonville didn’t read the script as signal caller Trevor Lawrence’s inspired play forced overtime. Unfortunately, on the very first possession of the extra period, Dak Prescott’s pass was intercepted by Rayshawn Jenkins who returned it 52 yards for the game winning score. It was Prescott’s second interception of the game and 11th for the season. Indeed, since returning from a thumb injury in Week 7, no QB has thrown more interceptions than Dak over that time. Needless to say, that’s something he can ill afford against the Eagles.
A ‘Hurtless’ Eagles is still extremely dangerous
While it’s true that they will be without their best weapon in quarterback Jalen Hurts, the Eagles can celebrate the return of tight end Dallas Goedert. Having suffered a shoulder injury back during Week 10′s loss to the Commanders, this will first time since then that he’s back in the lineup alongside join A.J. Brown, DeVonta Smith and Miles Sanders. It’s also worth mentioning that backup QB Gardner Minshew is a pretty decent player. In his only other start last season, he threw two touchdowns to the aforementioned Goedert as the tight end finished with 105 yards on six catches.
Cowboys vs Eagles: The Prediction
To be frank, if there’s one team that can take advantage of of Prescott’s recent struggles, it’s got to be the Eagles. Philly’s defense has been a force of nature this season. In addition to the fact that they currently lead the NFL with 15 interceptions, they also have the most sacks with 55. Edge rusher Haason Reddick has been a big part of that tally with 12 for the season, while defensive tackle Javon Hardgrave has 10. In total, five Eagles have recorded at least six sacks this year. On the other hand, if the Eagles can contain Prescott, then so to can the Cowboys do the same with Minshew. Between Micah Parsons and Dorance Armstrong, the Cowboys are more than capable of doing serious damage to the Eagles defense. Remember Dallas’ defense is second only to the Eagles with 49 sacks to show for it, but lead the league with 26 takeaways - one more than Philly. Ultimately, we think defense is going to be the deciding factor in this one and with that, we’re going with a 28-24 Cowboys win in this huge NFC East contest.
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