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January 08, 2022

Live updates/open thread recap: Cowboys 51, Eagles 26

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Dak Prescott stat padding in last season's meaningless Week 18 finale.

The Philadelphia Eagles have won four straight games, and and are now playoff-bound after clinching a wild card berth last Sunday against the Washington Football Team. In a rare Saturday night game, the Birds will host the Dallas Cowboys in a glorified preseason game that neither team really needs.

Heading into Week 18, the Philadelphia Eagles remain a relatively healthy team in terms of actual injuries, though they do have double-digit players on their COVID list. They'll be resting a number of important starters in this game. The Cowboys are even healthier, as they have had incredible injury luck this season, with only two important players on injured reserve.

We didn't bother publishing our usual "matchups" post this week, and instead focused on five noteworthy Eagles players who will get some rare playing time. 

The Eagles are 3.5-point underdogs. Here are our staff writer picks — as well as who some others around the country are picking. For the gambling enthusiasts, you can find my Week 18 picks here and some over/unders for Sunday right here.

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