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Washington vs Dallas: Thanksgiving Game of the Day Prediction

Washington 27

Dallas           35


Gridiron Fanatic’s number one ranked team in the National Football League will host long-time division rival Washington, in their annual Thanksgiving Day football game. The Cowboys come into this matchup as the projected number one seed in the NFC Playoff Picture right now.

They will try to increase their lead within the conference with a victory over Washington this Thursday. Rookie quarterback Dak Prescott is playing like he has been in the league for about ten years.

Whenever he is addressing the media, he says all of the right things and never gives the impression that he is better than everyone else in the locker room. Once again he will have to go blow for blow with another high-powered offense in the Skins tomorrow afternoon. We all saw how money hungry quarterback Kirk Cousins shredded the Green Bay Packers horrible defense for 375 yards and three touchdown passes.

Cousins monster game against the Packers may have put him on the map, but he will get tested early and often against the Cowboys improved defense. So far this season they have held their own against some of the league’s best offenses. They must continue their impressive play against the Washington if they want to stay on top of the NFC East.

If you watched the Cowboys vs Steelers game, you noticed that their defense was not able to stop Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers high-powered offense, but was bailed out by the Ezekiel Elliot, due to head Mike Tomlin’s soft package that he ordered on defense. They may not be so lucky against the Skin’s this Thursday.

I firmly believe that Washington’s head coach Jay Gruden will use common sense and not allow the Cowboys to run Ezekiel Elliot straight up the middle and score the game-winning touchdown, like his counterpart Mike Tomlin did in Week 10. Washington’s defense manage to force some turnovers against Green Bay in the final minutes of the last week’s 42-24 beatdown on NBC’s Sunday Night Football. If they can do the same against the Cowboys, they could leave “Jerry World” with a victory.

My prediction for this football game is that Washington will be able to put up some points against the Cowboys defense, but it will not be enough to leave Arlington victorious. The Cowboys advance to a record of 10-1 as they continue their push toward’s supremacy in the NFC.


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Derrick Branch is the founder and lead writer of Tops Sports.Com. He is a die-hard sports fan and keeps it 100 on all things that involve the NFL, NBA, NCAA Football.
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