A victory Saturday would give the Eagles their first sweep of the Cowboys since 1964. While the Eagles played a near-perfect game against the Lions last Sunday, the Cowboys took the entire first half to get acclimated in their thrashing of the Giants. Still, Dallas is a 3-point pick to win the game, and a Cowboy victory would make Tom Landry's crew a favorite to win the division with a victory over the Redskins.
However, Joe Theismann's stunning fourth-quarter performance against Green Bay reaffirmed the validity of the credentials he earned against the Cowboys in the first game, which Washington won handily. Theismann threw for four TDs against the Pack and enjoyed his finest day of the season. While Theismann's execution was excellent, Coach Jack Pardee was especially pleased with his display of leadership.
Early NFL line (Saturday) -- Dallas 3 over Philadelphia, Denver 3 over Seattle. (Sunday) Chicago 4 over Greenbay, St. Louis 2 over N.Y. Giants, Miami 7 over Detroit, Los Angeles 3 over Atlanta, Washington 6 over Cincinnati, Minnesota 2 over Buffalo, Kansas City-Baltimore even, San Diego 4 over New Orleans, Oakland 3 over Cleveland, Tampa Bay 3 over San Francisco, New England 4 over N.Y. Jets. (Monday) Pittsburgh 3 over Houston.