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Common knowledge usually dictates that the home team in any football game has an advantage. In betting, that advantage is usually around three points on the spread. However, in the Eagles-Cowboys rivalry, the home team has almost been at a disadvantage.
Since 2010, the home team in that matchup is 4-13 for a sterling win percentage of .235. The Eagles are 2-7 at home against Dallas after losing Sunday night and Dallas is 2-6 at home against Philadelphia.
Eagles win at home 2011, 2016
Cowboys win at home: 2012, 2016
Eagles win in Dallas: 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017
Cowboys win in Philly: 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018
So the only year both teams held serve at home was 2016. The Eagles only swept the Cowboys in 2011, while the Cowboys swept the Eagles in 2012.
The Sunday Night game was close but continued the trend of the home team struggling.
There's no explanation for this trend either. Both teams have been very good and also bad since 2010 and both teams lose at home, it's not one-sided. Obviously, rivalry games are always going to be close, but this is a very wacky stat.
Keep this in mind if you're thinking about how to bet on when the Eagles travel to Arlington to take on the Cowboys in Week 14.
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