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Game Day: Cowboys at Eagles

Week 17 is upon us and the Eagles could be playing their final game of the season ... or a series of events could land them in an NFC wild-card game ... Here is our rundown of staff predictions and key matchups heading into the regular-season finale against the Cowboys. Look for updates throughout the day and into the evening from Les Bowen at the Linc. STAFF PREDICTIONS Ed Barkowitz: Eagles, 21-17 Les Bowen: Cowboys, 17-13 (For more of Les' pick, click here) Bill Conlin: Eagles, 27-24 Paul Domowitch: Cowboys, 24-13 Marcus Hayes: Eagles, 21-18 John Smallwood: Cowboys, 20-17 Vegas Vic: Cowboys, 19-17 (For Vic's complete Week 17 selections, click here) KEY MATCHUPS 1. Eagles C Jamaal Jackson vs. Cowboys NT Jay Ratliff. Jackson has not had a particularly good year. Ratliff has seven sacks and is going to the Pro Bowl. ADVANTAGE: COWBOYS 2. Eagles OTs Tra Thomas and Jon Runyan vs. Cowboys OLBs DeMarcus Ware and Greg Ellis. Ware and Ellis have combined for 28 sacks. They have 6 in the last three meetings with the Eagles. Runyan is playing on an injured knee. ADVANTAGE: COWBOYS 3. Eagles SLB Chris Gocong and FS Brian Dawkins vs. Cowboys TE Jason Witten. Witten had seven catches for 110 yards in Week 2, but Eagles have gotten much better at defending the tight end. ADVANTAGE: COWBOYS To read Paul Domowitch's complete Eagles-Cowboys scouting report, click here

Game Day: Cowboys at Eagles

Week 17 is upon us and the Eagles could be playing their final game of the season ... or a series of events could land them in an NFC wild-card game ...

Here is our rundown of staff predictions and key matchups heading into the regular-season finale against the Cowboys. Look for updates throughout the day and into the evening from Les Bowen at the Linc.

STAFF PREDICTIONS

Ed Barkowitz:
Eagles, 21-17

Les Bowen: Cowboys, 17-13 (For more of Les' pick, click here)

Bill Conlin: Eagles, 27-24

Paul Domowitch: Cowboys, 24-13

Marcus Hayes: Eagles, 21-18

John Smallwood: Cowboys, 20-17

Vegas Vic: Cowboys, 19-17 (For Vic's complete Week 17 selections, click here)

KEY MATCHUPS

1. Eagles C Jamaal Jackson vs. Cowboys NT Jay Ratliff.
Jackson has not had a particularly good year. Ratliff has seven sacks and is going to the Pro Bowl. ADVANTAGE: COWBOYS

2. Eagles OTs Tra Thomas and Jon Runyan vs. Cowboys OLBs DeMarcus Ware and Greg Ellis. Ware and Ellis have combined for 28 sacks. They have 6 in the last three meetings with the Eagles. Runyan is playing on an injured knee. ADVANTAGE: COWBOYS

3. Eagles SLB Chris Gocong and FS Brian Dawkins vs. Cowboys TE Jason Witten. Witten had seven catches for 110 yards in Week 2, but Eagles have gotten much better at defending the tight end. ADVANTAGE: COWBOYS

To read Paul Domowitch's complete Eagles-Cowboys scouting report, click here

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