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Three Headlines: Buffalo Bills at Dallas Cowboys

Rare Thanksgiving game for Buffalo

NFL: Dallas Cowboys at Buffalo Bills Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

The Buffalo Bills will be imposing themselves on all our Thanksgivings for the first time since 1994. They’ll be heading down to Texas to take on the Dallas Cowboys in their second game ever in Cowboys Stadium a.k.a Jerry World. Here’s three headlines to read as you plan your Turkey Day schedule.


Battle of the bottom beaters

Both the Cowboys and the Bills head into this game with lackluster reputations, despite their records. The Cowboys are 6-5 with a strength of victory of just 0.250, which is tied for fourth last in the NFL. Sitting just below them and Washington is our very own Buffalo Bills at 0.239. Between the two teams there’s only one win over an opponent with a winning record (the Bills’ win over the Tennessee Titans). Each team is looking to change the narrative with a win on Thanksgiving.

Back-to-back-to-back

Against the Miami Dolphins and the Denver Broncos Brian Daboll and Josh Allen put up 400 yards in back-to-back games for the first time. The last time a Bills’ offense did that was late 2016. If they were to surpass 400 yards of offense against the Cowboys and increase their streak to three it would be the first time since 2015. That 2015 streak also included a game against Dallas.

Big test for the defense

The Bills’ defense looked absolutely exceptional against the Broncos. Unfortunately for the Bills, the Cowboys’ offense is much better. In fact, through week 12 the Cowboys have the second best offensive DVOA in the league. The three-headed monster of Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliot, and Amari Cooper are all having great seasons. Each of them ranks in the top ten in multiple statistics in their discipline. Until they went up against the New England Patriots and their historically great team, Dak Prescott was having a his own historically great season and had people making the case that he should be the MVP.