The Cowboys vs. Eagles score dropped my ATS picks to 1 - 1 from yesterday as the Cowboys were able to pull away from the Eagles in the fourth quarter for the 20 - 16 win.Â I thought the Eagles would be geared up for this game seeing as they were on their home turf and a win meant sole possession of first place in the NFC East division.Â But I guess that's why I'm not a professional handicapper.
The Cowboys jumped out early 7 - 0 lead after Donovan McNabb threw an interception which set up the Cowboys in prime position at the Eagles 37 yard line.Â With the short field Dallas took advantage and worked their way into the red zone, eventually scoring when Tashard Choice grabbed the direct snap and took it 2 yards into the end zone to give his team the lead.
After taking a 10 - 6 lead into halftime the Cowboys quickly fell behind in the third quarter as McNabb lead his team down the field with their first possession of the second half for the go ahead touchdown.Â But the Cowboys fought back, tieing it up with a field goal and then going ahead with 49 yard touchdown pass from Tony Romo to Miles Austin, putting the Cowboys ahead 20 - 13.
The Eagles pulled a little closer with a field goal with 4:26 to go but my hopes of a 2 - 0 day on my picks went away as the Cowboys got a couple first downs and ran the clock out.Â So my last pick goes tonight and the Steelers need to cover the small one point spread for me to go 2 - 1 on my picks for week 9.Â It should be a good game as the Broncos try to prove the remaining doubters wrong and show everyone they are for real.Â They'll have to do it against the tough Steelers defense. The game kicks off tonight at 8:30 p.m. EST on ESPN.