Records: Cowboys 8-7; Eagles 13-2
Line: Cowboys by 31/2 points
Over/under: 39 points
TV announcers: Kenny Albert, Ronde Barber and Kristina Pink (Fox)
Forecast (National Weather Service): Mostly sunny. Near steady temperature around 20. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25.
My pick (season record: 11-4): Eagles mail it in after first quarter. Cowboys 21, Eagles 17
Last time met: The Eagles scored 30 unanswered points in the second half to beat the host Cowboys 37-9 on Nov. 19 at AT&T Stadium. Carson Wentz only threw for 168 yards but had two touchdown passes. The Eagles rushed for 215 yards and two TDs. The Eagles’ defense had four sacks. Linebacker Nigel Bradham scored on a 37-yard fumble return.
Eagles’ best-case scenario: They get through the game healthy and manage to win. Backup quarterback Nate Sudfeld throws three touchdown passes in his NFL debut. Tight end Trey Burton scores TDs. The Cowboys’ Dak Prescott throws two interceptions. Running back Ezekiel Elliott is contained.
Eagles’ worst-case scenario: One of their key players gets hurt, and they lose. Quarterback Nick Foles struggles in a brief appearance. Sudfeld throws two interceptions. Prescott throws three TD passes. Elliott rushes for 150 yards.
Keep an eye on: Elliott (No. 21). He is back after serving a six-game suspension for violation of the NFL’s domestic violence policy. He has rushed for 880 yards and seven touchdowns on 215 carries, leaving him 120 short of the 1,000-yard mark for the season.
Notable numbers: Cowboys lead series 65-52. ... Eagles are 7-0 at home this season. ... Eagles are trying to become first team in franchise history to go 14-2. ... Eagles are the top seed in the NFC playoffs for the first time since 2004. ... Cowboys missed the playoffs for the second time in three years.
Assessing the offenses
Eagles: They are coming off a lousy performance against Oakland. Foles struggled to get into a rhythm, and the offense converted just one of 14 third-down plays. Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery did not have a reception. The offensive line has played well for most of the season. Running backs Jay Ajayi, LeGarrett Blount and Corey Clement have formed a productive rotation. Zach Ertz leads all NFC tight ends with 72 receptions.