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Cowboys’ Late November Stretch Could Decide Fate Of 2020 Season

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

Three games in twelve days has become standard over recent years, with the always tacking on an extra Thursday night game for America's Team 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 LSU 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 .

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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