Cowboys-Redskins have more than tradition on the line this Thanksgiving
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FRISCO, Texas — The Dallas Cowboys were in the locker room when word came back that the Washington Redskins lost to the Houston Texans on Sunday. Jason Garrett was in mid-ramble during his news conference when a potential game-winning field goal attempt fell short.
With the Cowboys’ victory against the Atlanta Falcons and the Redskins’ loss, Thursday’s game at AT&T Stadium is for first place in the NFC East.
Opponents No. Lions-Packers 21 Lions-Bears 17* Bears-Cardinals 12 Cowboys-Redskins 9* Elias Sports Bureau
There’s nothing like a big NFC East rivalry, especially one like the Cowboys and Redskins that spans so many generations.
“I just think it’s huge,” Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said in the locker room Sunday. “Redskins on Thanksgiving, it doesn’t get better than that. They’ll be ready to play. They’re a really good football team. We’re going to have to give it our best shot again. We’ve got to build on this and take it home and make some plays.”
After the Cowboys’ loss to the Redskins at FedEx Field on Oct. 21 when Brett Maher’s game-tying, 52-yard field goal attempt hit the left upright following a snap infraction, this type of