Player Prop Bets to Target for Cowboys vs. Eagles – Saturday, January 7, 2022

| January 8, 2022 7:11 am PDT

The Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles face off for a tense NFC East clash on Saturday, January 7th. The second meeting between these two sides caps the regular season in week 18, and will help both teams figure out their final seeding for the NFL playoffs.

Both teams are in, and the Cowboys have already claimed the NFC East division crown. However, their seeding isn’t final, and Dallas can even get as high as the #2 seed with a win and a little outside help.

There has been talk of the Eagles possibly resting some key players, which could complicate how you bet on this contest. A simpler option could be to just bet on NFL player props for Saturday’s affair.

I’ve gone over all of the options, and came away with four that stand out above the rest.

Ezekiel Elliott Anytime TD Scorer (+110)

I have seen the odds as high as +110, and as low as -118. Regardless of where you bet on the NFL, you’re getting a solid price for Zeke to punch one in.

The motivation is there for the ‘Boys to win this game. Philly’s once elite run defense really isn’t there this year, either, while Elliott still has a big role for Dallas.

I hear the chants for the more explosive Tony Pollard to see more work, but Zeke still offers value as a pass protector, and his physicality has helped him get 12 touchdowns on the year.

That’s all you care about here.

I’d bet the Under on any Ezekiel Elliott rushing yardage props, but he’s scored in half of his games this year, and the Eagles have allowed 12 scores on the ground to running backs.

Zeke is punching one in, and getting that bet at plus money feels like highway robbery.

Dalton Schaltz to Score and Dallas to Win (+248)

Another player I think finds the end-zone on Saturday is Dalton Schultz. He’s been heating up lately. Just have a look at his stat line over his last three outings.

  • Week 17: 6-54-0
  • Week 16: 8-82-1
  • Week 15: 8-67-1

The best part? The Eagles grade out well against the pass, but their main weakness all season has been covering tight ends.

Schutz scored twice against them earlier this season, and the Eagles are tied for last in the NFL in touchdowns allowed to the tight end position.

With a #2 seed to play for, Dallas should go hard in this one, and exploiting such a juicy matchup figures to be in their plans.

Jalen Hurts Anytime TD Scorer (+175)

These are the best odds I’ve seen across the best NFL betting sites, and they’re pretty appealing considering how frequently Hurts runs around the goal-line.

Hurts has a whopping 10 rushing scores so far this season, and he may be called upon more than usual with Philly nursing numerous injuries in their offensive backfield.

This is meaningful, as the Eagles have been dominant on the ground.

Any of their main guys sitting out also probably gives Hurts more freedom as a runner.

I like the odds of Hurts punching in at least one score with his legs in this one. He’s scored on the ground in five different games this season, too, while Dallas has allowed four rushing scores to quarterbacks in 2021.

My Top Player Prop for Saturday Night

Pick
  • Jordan Howard Anytime TD Scorer
    +175

The top NFL sportsbooks have been slow to push out Cowboys vs. Eagles player props. Right now, all you’ll find are touchdown-related wagers.

You can still work with that, and the four Saturday night NFL prop bets I’ve broken down all look good.

My favorite, assuming he plays, is Jordan Howard punching in a short touchdown.

Miles Sanders is out, and the Eagles are nicked up in their backfield. Howard could still play, and if he does, it’s hard to hate his history of plunging his way to paydirt.

Of course, if he’s out, you can look to Boston Scott or Kenneth Gainwell for this same bet.

Hopefully my Cowboys vs. Eagles player props serve you well as you try to enjoy Saturday night football, but just know there is more money to be made here.

For a game preview with the best bet to target for the game itself, check out our Cowboys vs. Eagles pick below.

Noah Davis

Noah Davis is one of the more diverse writers at GamblingSites.com. Like many of his colleagues, he's a huge fan of both football and basketball. But he also writes about box office records, TV show prop bets, DFS, and all kinds of other subjects.

When it comes to the NFL, Noah's favorite team is the Cleveland Browns. He enjoys cheering them on with his wife and daughter.

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