Thanksgiving Day just truly is not the same without a Washington Redskins (6-5) and Dallas Cowboys (6-5) afternoon matchup. Luckily, yesterday featured just that as the two NFC East division rivals duked it out yet again on Thanksgiving Day. In the end, Dallas moved to 6-5 on the year with their 31-23 victory over the visiting Washington Redskins.
The Cowboys offense was rolling from the start, as quarterback Dak Prescott rushed for a touchdown and threw for two more while passing for 289 yards through the air. Prescott’s favorite target was the newly acquired wide receiver Amari Cooper who has seemed to have found his stride in his new digs in Dallas. Cooper caught both of Prescott’s touchdowns as well as hauling in 180 receiving yards on the day. The rushing attack for the Cowboys was paced by running back Ezekiel Elliot who finished the game with 121 yards on the ground and a touchdown.
Up next for the Cowboys is a Thursday Night Football matchup with one of the best teams in the league right now, the New Orleans Saints (10-1) coming off a dominating victory of their own on Thanksgiving Day at home over visiting NFC South division rival the Atlanta Falcons (4-7). The Cowboys currently stand as favorites to win the NFC East as the Philadelphia Eagles (4-6) seem to be in a state of Super Bowl hangover. The Washington Redskins without quarterback Alex Smith just is not the same competitive force that they were prior to his gruesome season-ending injury, and the New York Giants (3-7) seem to be out of the playoff picture without some sort of NFC East division miracle. Like always, the NFC East is up for grabs and ready to be seized.