The Dallas Cowboys will host the New York Giants on Thanksgiving tomorrow afternoon.
The Cowboys (7-3) are coming off the biggest win of the season, a statement victory over the Minnesota Vikings.
The Giants are reeling a bit. They suffered their third loss this season after falling to the Lions 31-18 at home last Sunday.
The Cowboys and the Giants have kept the heat on the Eagles in the NFC East. Dallas holds the tiebreaker over New York as they beat them in their first meeting 23-16 on September 26th.
The Cowboys rebounded in a big way last week, defeating the Vikings 40-3. It was the best game the team had played all season and came at the perfect time. Nobody gave them a chance to win a playoff-type matchup on the road against an 8-1 team.
Dallas is 10-1 against the Giants since 2017. They have dominated them since Dak Prescott took over, and he has only lost twice in seven seasons as the starting QB.
The Giants will try and run the football against Dallas. Saquon Barkley rushed 14 times for 81 yards and a touchdown in the last meeting. He was the only player to get in the endzone in that matchup. The Cowboys will need to keep him and Daniel Jones in check. Jones can use his legs and found success in the game back in September. He had 79 yards on the ground.
Barkley and Jones averaged over 5 yards a carry in the first meeting. If the Cowboys can jump on the Giants early, as they did a week ago against the Vikings, it would give them a good chance to sit back and make it a tough day for Jones to throw the football.
This is a big game for the Cowboys. We saw them blow a 14 points fourth-quarter lead against the Packers two weeks ago, and everyone was ready to talk about them missing the playoffs. It is funny how the media works, huh?
The Cowboys will not lose this game at home against the Giants. The offense has found its mojo with Tony Pollard and Ezekiel Elliott, and pollard gives the offense a burst both in the running and passing game.
Zeke can grind out the tough short yards and finish drives in touchdowns, as we saw last week with his two touchdowns inside the three-yard line.
The relationship between the two running backs makes them a great duo outside of what they do well on the football field. They both have the same goal. WIN!
Ezekiel Elliott on Tony Pollard: “TP is so explosive, I mean, he's physical, too. What he brings to the table is elite.
On if it's difficult accepting Pollard's expanded role: “Not at all. I think we all have the same goal, go out there and win football games. … No, no way.”
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) November 22, 2022
We saw the Vikings come out flat after their massive win against the Bills. The Cowboys need to make sure they do not repeat the same pattern as they did.
Micah Parsons got banged up in the second half against the Vikings, but he says he will be ready to go Sunday, and the way he looked Sunday, it would be great to have him out there.
Micah Parsons was limited Thursday with a knee injury, but he's playing. “We're locked and loaded,” he said. There was soreness Monday but treatment has helped.
— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) November 22, 2022
The one thing I worry about is the Cowboys' record in the last 10 games on Thanksgiving day. They are 3-7, including losing three in a row.
I strongly believe they will break the losing streak and win this game, 29-17.