It’s always a fun tradition to see the Dallas Cowboys play on Thanksgiving Day but the stretch is usually pretty daunting for America’s Team. They end up playing three games in an 11-day span and somehow, those games always end up being crucial.
That was the case again this year as they went up against the Green Bay Packers on Nov. 13, the Minnesota Vikings on Nov. 20, and the New York Giants on Nov. 24.
The good news is that it gives them a mini-bye as they prepare for the final six games. Here, we look ahead to those contests and predict the outcome of each one.
Predicting the outcome of the remainder of the games on the Cowboys’ schedule
Week 13 vs. Indianapolis Colts
There was an expectation that the Indianapolis Colts could contend for the AFC South this season but that hasn’t been the case. They stumbled out of the gates and ended up firing Frank Reich before making the controversial hire of Jeff Saturday as their interim head coach.
Speaking of the AFC South, Dallas will play all four members of that division over the next five weeks, with three of them coming in a row. They should start this out with a win as they’re the superior team and will have a few extra days to prepare for Indy.
Prediction: Cowboys 31, Colts 20
Week 14 vs. Houston Texans
No disrespect meant to the Cowboys’ in-state rival, but the Houston Texans aren’t very good. This team seems as though they’re not even trying as they trotted out Davis Mills once again and hired Lovie Smith as their head coach despite the fact that he wasn’t a good defensive coordinator for them.
Everything they’ve done this season screams tanking and the Cowboys will help them in that endeavor. This one will be over by the third quarter.
Prediction: Cowboys 38, Houston 10