(OddsShark.com) Week 1 of the NFL season was marked by serious injuries to a number of star players that may have lasting implications for their respective teams, including the Dallas Cowboys who travel to Philadelphia on Sunday to face the division-rival Eagles as early 4-point underdogs at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
The Cowboys eked out a last-minute 27-26 win over the New York Giants on Sunday night, failing to cover as 7-point favorites. However, the victory came at a heavy cost, as star wide receiver Dez Bryant left the game with a broken foot that could sideline him up to two months.
Philadelphia enters Sunday afternoon’s Cowboys vs. Eagles betting matchup at Lincoln Financial Field still searching for their first win after coming up short in a 26-24 Week 1 loss to Atlanta as 3.5-point road chalk on Monday night, dropping them to 1-4 straight up and against the spread in their past five games.
Elsewhere, things keep getting worse in the nation’s capital where the Washington Redskins will be without three starters, including injured wide receiver DeSean Jackson, when they host the St. Louis Rams on Sunday afternoon as 3-point underdogs at the sportsbooks.
Jackson will be lost for about a month with a hamstring injury suffered in the Redskins’ 17-10 loss to the Miami Dolphins in Week 1. The SU loss drops Washington to 1-8 SU in their last nine games, 2-7 ATS.
The Rams are coming off their second straight upset victory at home over Seattle last weekend, edging the Seahawks 34-31 to end a three-game SU and ATS losing streak.
St. Louis is 2-0 SU and ATS in its last two games against the Redskins, including a 24-0 beating in Washington last season, and is 6-1 ATS in its last seven against the Redskins, including three outright victories as betting underdogs.
Indianapolis recorded a stunning 27-14 loss to the Buffalo Bills in Week 1, and has suffered outright losses as betting favorites in three of their last five home games against the Jets according to the OddsShark NFL Database.
In other NFL Week 2 betting action, the Bills are pegged as home underdogs for a second straight week, with the New England Patriots visiting as early 1-point favorites, while the Cleveland Browns host Marcus Mariota and the Tennessee Titans as 2.5-point chalk, and the Green Bay Packers take on the Seahawks as 3.5-point favorites.