If you’re a person that loves food and football, then the Dallas Cowboys annual Thanksgiving Day Game has to be pretty high on your list.
This time around, they face off against a division rival and fellow 7-3 team in the New York Giants who are coming off a tough loss to the Detroit Lions. From last week’s games, it looks like these two teams are going in opposite directions. The Cowboys are looking like one of if not the best team in the NFC beating the then 8-1 Minnesota Vikings 40-3, and the Giants lost 31-18 and in the process lost multiple players to injury on a short week.
Both teams need to win this game to try and keep up with the Philadelphia Eagles who have looked very beatable these last two weeks and have a two-game lead in the division.
With the Eagles taking on the Green Bay Packers, this could be the best chance for the Cowboys to get within a game of the Eagles before they play again in Week 17 where it could become the winner takes the NFC East Championship.
Before we get ahead of ourselves, though, we need to focus on what could happen in the Giants game this week. I have a few bold predictions I’d like to share with you in this week’s special edition of Thanksgiving Bold Predictions.
4 bold predictions for the Cowboys vs Giants Week 12 matchup
4. Cowboys create more scoring opportunities
In the last three games, we’ve seen the Cowboys defense create four turnovers all coming off fumbles. This week, that’s going to change as the Cowboys’ secondary, thanks to the pressure from their pass rushers, will be able to intercept three Daniel Jones passes. The final turnover will be a strip sack that will ice the game for the Cowboys.
This Giants offensive line could be without both starting tackles and center and will be in for a long day against a Cowboys pass rush that came alive against the Vikings last week resulting in seven sacks and 16 total quarterback pressures in the game.
New York will be in a similar situation and will see pressure coming from all directions from the Cowboys’ defense which will force Jones to get rid of the football quickly and off-balance. That will allow Trevon Diggs and Co. to create those three turnovers. The last one is going to be a strip sack from DeMarcus Lawrence.