Washington can turn the tables on Cowboys rivalry with win in Week 12
This year’s Thanksgiving day will be highlighted by a Week 12 tiff between two lowly NFC East teams in the Washington Football Team and the Dallas Cowboys. The divisional lead isn’t the only thing at stake for both teams as Washington will aim to finally win both annual encounters against the Cowboys, a feat that was last achieved in the 2012 NFL season, as per NBC Washinton.
The Burgundy and Gold capped off that season’s campaign with seven-straight victories en route to topping the entire NFC East. That year’s Week 17 matchup was against the Cowboys whom they defeated on a 28-18 decision.
Their solid string of performances would eventually come to an end at the hands of the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Wild Card tilt which bounced them out of that season’s playoff proceedings.
With the emergence of both quarterback Dak Prescott and running back Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas has been dominating the rivalry between the two teams, having won 11 of the last 15 games since the sweep back in 2012, via NBC.
However, this year would be completely different as Prescott won’t be playing under center for the Cowboys after he previously suffered a season-ending ankle injury. Elliott has also been struggling as of late as he only tallied 100 rushing yards in a single game through Week 11 of the season.
On the other hand, the Washington Football Team has also been through rough patches this season. Though there have been some bright spots with the progression of their young players in sophomore wide receiver Terry McLaurin and rookie defensive end Chase Young.
Washington currently owns a 3-7 record and shares the same win-loss tally with the Cowboys. However, a divisional advantage lifted Washington to third place while America’s Team settled in the bottom spot of the division.
With both teams having completely different dynamics this time around, Washington will hope to flip the script and get back at their divisional rivals to finally top the struggling division in Week 12 action.