If the Cowboys beat a Colt McCoy-led Washington team on Thanksgiving, both of those squads will be 6-5. The Eagles could then beat the Giants on Sunday to move to 5-6. If the Cowboys lose to the Saints in Week 13, they’ll drop to 6-6. An Eagles win over Washington on Monday Night Football, meanwhile, would also put Philly at 6-6 while dropping Washington to the same record. The Eagles and Cowboys would then be playing for first in the division in Week 14.
So, I suppose the move is to root against Washington.
With that said, Eagles fans will hardly be shedding tears if the Cowboys lose. Maybe Washington flukes their way into a win today before losing out down the stretch with McCoy at the helm. That’d be really nice.
Which NFC East team would you rather see lose today?
This poll is closed
Find everything you need to know about today’s game below.
Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys
Game time: 4:30 PM EST
Date: Thursday, November 22
Announcers: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman
Location: AT&T Stadium | Arlington, Texas
Washington Redskins +7 (-110)
Dallas Cowboys -7 (-110)
Over/under: 41 points
Pick: Cowboys -7
SB Nation Blogs
Washington - www.HogsHaven.com
Cowboys - www.BloggingTheBoys.com
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