NFL Schedule Week 12

Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys, 4:30p.m. EST

Washington Redskins

What better way to celebrate Thanksgiving than with a game between these two squads? The Cowboys play every Thanksgiving as a tradition, but this matchup is icing on the cake. The fact that they’re both competitive? There’s your chocolate cream pie dessert. Dig in.

Keys to the Game


Going into Dallas to play the Thanksgiving Day game takes on a little added pressure. This game is in the spotlight and every Cowboy player wants to make their team proud by winning on Thanksgiving. The tradition just breeds a different atmosphere. Washington will need Kirk Cousins to be on his A-game today, the Cowboys will be playing with a little added enthusiasm. That goes both ways though, managing the excitement and leaving Dallas with a Turkey Day victory is that much sweeter.


Don’t let the game get bigger than it is. It still only counts for one game in the win column, don’t let the spotlight get in the way. Ball control will be a good way to keep the ball out of Cousins’ hands, but the Cowboys also have the firepower to try and run Washington off the field. Just be aware that Cousins has weapons to sling it to as well. Protecting the ball will be key since Dallas’ defense lacks the stopping power to shut down opposing offenses.