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Dallas Cowboys: 2 things to be thankful for entering Thanksgiving Day

The Dallas Cowboys seem to have some turmoil inside their organization even though they are still in first place in the NFC East. Thanksgiving is a time to count your blessings and that is what Dallas needs to be doing.

Let’s breakdown two things the Cowboys should be thankful for.

2. They are in the NFC East

A lot of the times being in the NFC East isn’t a good thing for the Cowboys because it’s usually ultra-competitive, but that isn’t the case this year, and they need to be thankful.

The Washington Redskins and the New York Giants are both terrible, and the Cowboys get two games each against them.

The Cowboys also should be thankful because a 6-5 record is still good enough for first place in the division and that if the season ended today, they would be in the playoffs.

The Minnesota Vikings have an 8-3 record and if the season ended today they would be the six seed in the NFC. If the Cowboys were in a different division they probably would be almost out of the playoff picture, and maybe Jason Garrett still wouldn’t have his job.

Once the playoffs roll around, anything can happen, so the Cowboys have to be feeling good that it looks like they will get their shot in the postseason.

1. Dak Prescott is their quarterback

The Cowboys have to be happy that Dak Prescott is their quarterback. The Cowboys got some grief when they moved on from Tony Romo but it has paid off in a big way.

On the season Prescott has completed 66.8 percent of his passes for 3,443 yards, 21 touchdowns, and 1o interceptions. Last season there was talk about Prescott being a game manager, but it’s clear at this point, he can win games by himself, even when Ezekiel Elliott struggles.

A couple of games ago against the Lions, the running game wasn’t great but Prescott was as he threw for 444 yards and three touchdowns. The one thing the Cowboys can’t be thankful about involving Prescott is they couldn’t get a contract extension done this offseason.

Prescott will probably finish in the top three or five in MVP voting and every big game he has is a bigger contract the Cowboys are going to have to offer him.

Enjoy Prescott being cheap now Cowboys fans, because soon he is going to cost a lot more money, and Dallas’ cap situation is going to look a lot different.