Usually by this point in the season, the Dallas Cowboys know who they are. You already know if the late game on Thanksgiving is one that’s worth watching, or one that’s only worth having on in the background while you spend time with your family. This year though, the 5-5 Cowboys are mystifying, which is going to make this battle on the NFL odds against the Washington Redskins all the more intriguing.
Which Dallas team is going to take the field on Thursday? Is it the team that was dominated by the Seattle Seahawks in a 27-7 romp? Or the one that beat up the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium to start the year?
Of course, the answer could very well be both as well. Take last week, for example. The Cowboys were hideous in the first half against the Cleveland Browns. In the second half, they stormed back from a 13-0 deficit to force the game into overtime, where the Cowboys would eventually win the game. Dallas was in the same type of situation against the Giants a month ago. The team was a wreck offensively to start, and QB Tony Romo ended up throwing for over 400 yards in the game and was literally a few inches away from pulling out the game in the end.
Dallas has played six teams (seven games) this year against teams that are above .500, giving it one of the toughest schedules in the game. The club is just 2-5 SU and 2-5 ATS in those seven games. Against the rest of the league, the Cowboys are 3-0 SU and 2-1 ATS.
Up next are three teams that are at or below .500 and are likely going to stay that way for the rest of the year, and the first two are going to be played here in Arlington.
Dallas is -3 ½ on Thanksgiving Day against the Redskins, and it should be favored next week against the Philadelphia Eagles as well.
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!