Turkey Day Preview: Washington vs Dallas

Turkey Day Preview: Washington vs Dallas

Turkey Day Preview: Washington vs Dallas

By: David Dzienis

Thanksgiving is upon us! To me, that means the three F’s rule supreme, family, food, and football. Not in that order of course. I mean, let’s be realistic, I eat daily and see my family all year, but football is only around a few months. Priorities people! (I’m kidding, mostly…pay attention to your family…on commercials) Now let’s take a gander at this divisional  matchup  and see what may be in store for us this Thursday evening!

In what is now the late game due to Baltimore vs my Steelers getting moved to Sunday , we got the best division in football playing for the division lead. The WFT is facing off with the Dallas Cowboys. What a wreck this should be. Washington has a sneaky good defense, but they were expected to be excellent and has actually underperformed. With so many first-round picks on the defensive line, they should be much more dominant. However, they are facing a decimated offensive line for Dallas. Arguably the best o-line in recent years, injuries have completely altered the look of this unit. 

Offensively, the WFT has been exciting to watch as of late. With comeback player of the year candidate Alex Smith leading the way, the youngsters around him have really started to respond. Of course, we won’t know if they are really good or just facing bad competition for a while, as Washington’s remaining schedule has only two teams with winning records remaining. Still, it’s been fun to see WR turned RB Antonio Gibson looking like an all star in the making (and winning me a few fantasy games in the process). Terry McLaurin has proved to be immune to the QB deficiencies in our state capital and still produces like a top tier WR. 

On the Dallas side of the ball, Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup, and CeeDee Lamb are nearly still on track to each have 1,000-yard season. Gallup has fallen a little behind but with Dalton having to throw for his life behind that shoddy o-line should help him catch up. You got to feel bad for Zeke. The man spent his entire career spoiled and is now having to show why he is a top RB in the NFL and actually work for his yards. Seriously, I could have been a top RB behind the line they were starting in recent years. Dalton Schultz has also been a nice little revelation, producing solidly all year, taking advantage of the opportunity he was given when Blake Jarwin got hurt early in the season.

Alright folks, it’s prediction time. This  game is a toss up to me, but if I had to pick a winner, I’d choose Washington. Football is often won in the trenches, and despite not living up to standards, the Washington defensive line is still stacked and facing a very poor Cowboys o-line. I still expect this game to be high scoring however and could go either way.

Was 30-Dal 27

Happy Turkey day all!


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