The Redskins lost to the Texans on Sunday, and lost QB Alex Smith for the season. The good news is they remain in 1st place in the NFC East at 6-4. The bad news is the Cowboys won and are now 5-5. These two hated rivals now play on Thanksgiving Day in the most important game of the season for both teams so far. The Redskins already have a win over the Cowboys this season, and a sweep would make their chances of winning the division title a lot higher.
The Redskins defense was huge in their last win over the Cowboys, and they will need to step up again. Stopping Ezekiel Elliott, forcing turnovers, and showing how limited Dak Prescott is will lead to another victory and a commanding lead in the NFC East.
Colt McCoy has a lot of faith in himself, and the team is pretty confident he can run the offense. That will be tested early and often by Dallas’ defense. He led the team on two scoring drives, and almost led the winning drive against the Texans last week. Will he be able to keep the Redskins offense moving, while limiting turnovers?
The Redskins are 7.5 point underdogs against the Cowboys going into Thursday’s away game.
Matchup: Washington Redskins(6-4) vs Dallas Cowboys(5-5)
Date/Time: Thursday, Nov. 2 | 4:30 p.m. ET
Location: AT&T Stadium (80,000) | Arlington, Texas
Joe Buck (play-by-play)
Troy Aikman (analyst)
Erin Andrews (sidelines)
Kristina Pink (sidelines)
RADIO: Redskins Radio Network
Larry Michael (play-by-play)
Chris Cooley (analysis)
Rick “Doc” Walker (sidelines)
Odds: Cowboys -7.5, Over/Under 51
Prediction: Redskins 27 - Cowboys 24
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