The Bills are 8-3. The Cowboys are 6-5. And the Cowboys are the favorites to win by nearly a touchdown. Go figure this crazy NFL and go figure this crazy Cowboys team that can’t seem to get on a consistent track this year. Will this be the game, with the world watching on Thanksgiving?
The DallasCowboys.com staff gives their ‘gut feeling’ for Thursday’s game with the Bills.
Rob Phillips: Anytime Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones voices some frustration after a loss, you take notice. However, I do think is a motivated locker room every week regardless. They’ve had problems with slow starts and finishing close games, but the effort is always there. This team knows how to handle the annual short week, they’re at home and they’re relatively healthy, so I think they’ll get back on track Thursday. The key will be staying in manageable down and distance on offense. According to Bills.com, Buffalo leads the league in forcing minus plays. Defensively, Dallas has to tackle well against Devin Singletary and Frank Gore and keep an eye on quarterback Josh Allen, a mobile player on designed runs and scrambles. Ultimately I expect a cleaner game than last Sunday’s Rain Bowl and a Cowboys win. Happy Thanksgiving!
Nick Eatman: I know Bill Parcells always said “you what you are” in terms of your record. I get it, he’s not wrong. But I think there are exceptions to the rule. I truly believe the Cowboys are better than a 6-5 team. I think the Bills aren’t as good as most 8-3 teams. That being said, plus the firestorm that Jerry Jones’ comments have created this week, I think the Cowboys come out and show exactly what they can. Finally, they beat a team with a winning record, and they will win emphatically. That’s just one of the negative trends that will change this week. Here are some more – Zeke has a run longer than 20 yards, the Cowboys are winning after the first quarter, the Cowboys win the special teams units and the overall turnover battle. I just have this feeling we finally see what the Cowboys te