Romo started slow but finished strong in last week's loss to the Ravens, passing for 252 yards and two TDs. He has another tough matchup this week against an Eagles' pass defense that allows only180.1 yards a game. However, Romo has eight TDs in his last four games and has topped 2240 yards passing in three of those games. The Eagles will apply plenty of pressure but Romo will get his numbers again.
Barber again played sparingly last week as he continues to suffer from a foot injury. With Tashard Choice playing extremely well, there's no reason for the Cowboys to rush Barber onto the field. Unless he practices fully all week, he's best left on your bench for the regular-season finale.
Talk about your late-season surprise stories. Choice has been outstanding the past three games – all of them coming against strong defenses. He tore the Ravens up in Week 16, rushing for 90 yards and a touchdown while adding seven receptions for 25 more yards. He has rushed for 269 yards and two TDs the past three games while catching 16 receptions in that span. He's become a Must Start so don't hesitate to plug him into your lineup this week.
TO finished strong in the loss to Baltimore, catching a fourth-quarter touchdown while snaring five passes for 63 yards overall. He caught only three passes in the first meeting with Philadelphia, but they went for 89 yards and two TDs. He always has a little extra juice against his former team so start him as usual this week.
Williams has been a major bust since being traded to the Cowboys. He caught only three passes for 12 yards last week and has only eight receptions in his last four games. He shouldn't be started in any league right now.
Witten had another standout game in Week 16, catching five passes for 87 yards and a touchdown. He has 25 receptions and two TDs in his past four games and went off against the Eagles in the first meeting (7-110-0). He re-aggravated his ankle injury last week so watch his practice reports closely. He's a Must Start as usual this week if he's cleared to play.
Folk continues to close out the season in dismal fashion. He has only one FG in his past two games and has scored only 96 points this season after a stellar rookie year. He has a chance in this game since the Eagles could tighten up defensively in the Red Zone but he's been too shaky to trust this season so only consider him this week if you're truly desperate.
The Cowboys were blasted to shreds with the game on the line last week, allowing a pair of 70-yard plus TD runs to the Ravens in the closing minutes. This week, they have to deal with Brian Westbrook on his home turf. One thing Dallas is doing extremely well is rushing the passer so 2-4 sacks is very probable. Donovan McNabb also looked very shaky last week so a takeway or two is also possible. The Cowboys lost a lot of confidence with their fourth-quarter fold last week so consider the a so-so option on the road in Week 17.
After three straight quality starts, McNabb came unglued in the loss at Washington last week. He threw for 230 yards but had 0 TDs as he was constantly off target and missing open receivers. He lit up the Cowboys for 281 yards and a TD in the first meeting but Dallas is playing better pass defense of late so the matchup isn't a strong one by any means. Playing at home in what could be his final game as an Eagle, it would be a major surprise if McNabb didn't play well so he's definitely worth starting for the motivation factor alone.
As expected, Westbrook didn't get much on the ground against the Redskins last week, rushing for only 45 yards. He did catch six passes for 71 yards, though. The Cowboys give up 104.6 rushing yards a game and collapsed late last week against the Ravens so Westbrook could get some fourth-quarter production if the Eagles stick with him. At the very least, he'll do his usual damage as a receiver.
Buckhalter continues to have no fantasy value as long as Westbrook is healthy. He got only three touches last week against the Redskins and likely won't get many more than that this week. Keep him benched.
Jackson had a rough game last week, dropping some passes and finishing with only two receptions for 14 yards. He's struggling to the finish line as he has only seven receptions in his past three games. However, he torched the Cowboys for 6-110-0 in the first meeting and his big-play ability will be needed on Sunday. He's very risky given his recent struggles but if you need to swing for the fences with an upside pick, he has some nice potential this week.
Curtis sat out last week with a calf injury but is expected to play in the finale. He hasn't had a great year by any means after his breakthrough 2007 campaign, but he has been good for 4-5 receptions most weeks. The Eagles will throw it and Curtis is a big part of what they do so if you need a decent WR4 in PPR leagues this week he will fit the bill.
Brown started last week in place of the injured Curtis and caught four passes for 47 yards. He just missed a game-tying TD when he was stopped inches away from the end zone on the game's final play against Washington. If Curtis returns as expected, the best Brown can do is hope to play the No. 3 WR role so it's best to avoid him this week.
Smith was targeted plenty last week and finished with seven receptions for 49 yards. Some drops prevented him from having an even bigger day. He has 18 receptions in the past four games but hasn't scored or topped 50 yards receiving in that span. So while he's more involved of late, he really isn't doing much with his receptions. At best, he's a modest starter in larger PPR leagues this week.
Akers was producing some strong numbers recently before scoring only three points in last week's loss to the Redskins. He's been inconsistent this season and hasn't always performed well at home so he's very risky this week in a game which won't see the Eagles dominate offensively. It's best to find another kicker this week.
The Eagles' defense did its job last week, holding the Redskins to only 10 points. They rank third in the league in total defense and are allowing 18.9 points per game. Tony Romo will give the ball away and combined with the Eagle's constant pressure, Philly is looking good for some sacks and 1-2 takeaways. The Cowboys will get their points so consider Philadelphia a decent starting defense but not one with great upside this week.