Cowboys QB Tony Romo and RB DeMarco Murray hope to take the lead in the NFC East with a Thanksgiving Day win over the Eagles.
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Much like the Detroit Lions, the Dallas Cowboys will continue their annual Thanksgiving Day home game tradition by hosting the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 13 of the NFL season.
The Dallas Cowboys are 8-3 and coming off a comeback win over the New York Giants, tied with the Eagles for the lead in the NFC East division. With QB Tony Romo, WR Dez Bryant and RB DeMarco Murray, the Cowboys have been in the thick every game they’ve played this season, even their losses. While they may not have the best defense or the best offense, the team is doing just enough to win and now faces one of the explosive offenses in football with a chance to clinch their first winning season since 2009.
The Eagles are riding high with QB Mark Sanchez, who is 2-1 as a starter since Nick Foles broke his collarbone. With an offense that can score in every which way – passing, rushing, defensive and especially special teams – the Eagles are putting together their second consecutive top 5 offense and are in the fast lane for a second consecutive division title. But the Cowboys are in their way and if the Eagles want to take the lead, a win on Thanksgiving is a must.
Prediction: Eagles – This is the kind of trap game the Cowboys must be dreading: In their own stadium where they have played very poorly this season (3-3 at home vs. 5-0 on the road), against a much more explosive offense and with a defense that can rush the passer much more efficiently than their previous opponents. This game will likely be decided by whoever has the ball last, in this case: Philadelphia.