I'M RELYING here on reports that say the Dallas starters won't play much, that the Eagles' defense will see a backup left tackle and a lot of Mark Sanchez at quarterback. The fact that the Cowboys have nothing to play for might not mean much - they had nothing to play for last week, and they demolished Detroit.

I'm a bit concerned that the Eagles, even though they want to go into 2017 on a positive note (albeit one that will be forgotten by the middle of next week) are in their worst shape of the season when it comes to weapons - and that's saying something. Three of the four main running backs are out, and top receiver Jordan Matthews has not been himself since suffering that ankle injury Nov. 28 vs. Green Bay. This offense could really struggle to score even against Dallas backups.

But what the heck, when in doubt take the home team.

Eagles 20, Cowboys 13

@LesBowen

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