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Advanced stats show areas where Cowboys have advantage over Eagles

“T’was the night before Christmas and all through our minds,

The Cowboys face the Eagles with the NFC East title on the line.”

Before we begin, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us at CowboysWire!

The bells are ringing, the presents are wrapped and it’s that special time of year; the time for the Dallas Cowboys (10-4) to face off with the Philadelphia Eagles (13-1) with a national audience watching.

The entire NFC East has been formidable this season and the Eagles and Cowboys have been at the top of the class. The Cowboys have beaten a league-high five teams currently with a winning record, while the Eagles are right behind them with four. Both teams feature offenses that can score points quickly and defenses that are more naughty than nice to opposing offenses.

The Eagles are facing adversity with their starting quarterback, Jalen Hurts, out with a shoulder strain. The last time these two teams met, the Cowboys were without their franchise QB, Dak Prescott, on the road.

Each week we open up the Advanced Stat Notebook to analyze how each team ranks in EPA, DVOA, ANY/A and Toxic Differential. These four key metrics have a high correlation to win probability.

 


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