Redskins vs Cowboys : The Cowboys host the Redskins on Thanksgiving Day in a contest with significant ramifications on the NFC East division standings. Kickoff from AT&T in Arlington is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. ET.
Washington (6–4, 1st in NFC East) is in the driver’s seat of the division, but lost starting quarterback Alex Smith to a gruesome compound fracture for the rest of the season during Sunday’s defeat to the Texans. Washington will start Colt McCoy in the meantime and signed Mark Sanchez as a reserve option earlier this week.
The Washington Redskins face the Dallas Cowboys in Week 12 of the 2018 NFL Season. Here is all the information you need to watch the Thanksgiving Day game.
Suddenly, this Thanksgiving Day game between the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins got very interesting. After the Redskins lost and Dallas won in Week 12, the Cowboys pulled to within one game of Washington in the NFC East race.
With wins over Philly and Atlanta (two playoff teams from 2017) in the past couple weeks, the confidence for Dallas is high. Their offense has looked much better as well since they added wide receiver Amari Cooper ‚— who has opened things up for the entire offense.
His numbers haven’t been outstanding, but guys like Ezekiel Elliott are finding more room to run and Cole Beasley is finding holes in the defense to make catches. Even Dak Prescott has looked much better as his passer rating and third-down efficiency has improved.
Having said that, they did lose to Washington once this season already. What led the Redskins to the win was their stifling defense that made life miserable on Elliott. Should the Redskins hope to win this week, they will need another huge performance out of that defensive unit.
That’s due to quarterback Alex Smith suffering a broken leg and the team resorting to backup quarterback Colt McCoy. While McCoy is an underrated reserve, he’s not the same player Smith is, and the entire offense could struggle.
So make sure you get full on Turkey and find a comfortable spot to see this battle for first place. Here is all the info you need to see it all play out:
While the Redskins chances are hurt by the loss of Smith, Colt McCoy has fared well against Dallas. His last season with significant starts came in 2014 when he was 1-3. That one win happened to come against the Cowboys, so they need to be prepared for a battle on Thanksgiving Day.