Cowboys’ Late November Stretch Could Decide Fate Of 2020 Season

    By now, Dallas are used to seeing that tough stretch.

    Three games in twelve days has become standard over recent years, with the NFL always tacking on an extra Thursday night game for following their holiday special.

    So it was no surprise to see it again when the NFL released their on Thursday night. Sunday afternoon, Thanksgiving day, and all in a row.

    This year, however, that stretch looks even more daunting.

    Dallas will open that stretch with a late afternoon game at Minnesota, one of many deep and talented teams. The Cowboys played the Vikings at home in 2019, losing to them in one of the more entertaining games of the season, 28-24.

    Minnesota traded away Stefon Diggs, but they added a lot of bodies through the draft, including wide out . They figure to be a tough team once again in 2020, and playing them on the road will be no easy task for the Cowboys.

    Then, of course, comes Thanksgiving. The NFL scheduled a divisional matchup with the for this year's Turkey day, and while the Redskins are clearly in rebuilding mode, inter- games are always hard fought.

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    Washington added Ohio State's Chase Young to their already talented , and depending on the progress of they could be in the running to compete for a division title in a couple years.

    Still, this needs to be a win if the Cowboys expect to earn a home playoff game.

    The final game of this stretch? None other than a trip to Baltimore to face the Ravens. Last year's number one seed in the AFC, led by the dynamic on and an always stingy defensive unit.

    On the road, again. On Thursday night.

    That means the Cowboys will play three games in three different states over the course of 12 days. And not a single one of those opponents are a layup.

    This right here could be the stretch that makes or breaks the 2020 .

    Kevin Brady
    Kevin Brady
    Die-hard Cowboys fan from the Northeast, so you know I am here to defend the 'boys whenever necessary. Began writing for a WordPress Cowboys Blog, and have been with ITS since 2016.


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    The telling difference for the upcoming season is a new coaching staff, led by McCarthy. I expect the SB winning HC to begin laying the foundation for a winning culture in Dallas. Different philosophies on the offensive and defensive sides of the ball will make the Cowboys a better team, along with a rock-solid draft and a strong FA class. I have Dallas winning between 10 – 12 games.

    Victor A Gardner

    I agree split the difference with 11 wins! They will go 1-2 during those 3 games. Losing to Vikes and Ravens away.

    Cowboys fan

    I think we’ll go 2-1 in that stretch…. The vikings isn’t the team they were last year!! They lost almost all of their defense!! So we have a really good chance to beat them, and that will be the first game of the stretch!! Then we’ll beat the redskins, and then we’ll go to the ravens and more than likely lose that one!!

    Jeffrey D Williams

    So could the beginning stretch in September, or the middle stretch in October, or the final stretch in December…

    Ricardo Allen

    I think the boys will be 2&1 and possibly 3&0 during that stretch. It all depends on how the secondary is assembled and what type of line backing play we get from Lee and co. Overall it was a very pleasant off season. Truly the best in years. Going forward lets hope we can Keep Will McClay.

    David A

    Hopefully Jerry well NOT listen to Stephen regarding keeping Dak. He’s an average Qb only 6.5 yds per pass. That 4900 yds passing is very misleading. its the run after the catch thats making dak look good. Take away the surrounding talent Dak is maybe a emergency backup. He’s NOT A PLAYMAKER! TRADE HIM
    DAK CAN’T CARRY TONY ROMOS JOCK Trade him for draft picks Trevor Lawrence next years draft or A Rodgers. Dak looks good playing teams with losing records Only won 1 game against a team with winning record. Don’t believe me. Trade dak while he worth something. and NO LONG TERM DEALS NO NO NO