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Cowboys-Redskins have more than tradition on the line this Thanksgiving

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There’s nothing like a big NFC East rivalry, especially one like the Cowboys and Redskins that spans so many generations.

“I just think it’s huge,” Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said in the locker room Sunday. “Redskins on Thanksgiving, it doesn’t get better than that. They’ll be ready to play. They’re a really good football team. We’re going to have to give it our best shot again. We’ve got to build on this and take it home and make some plays.”cheap nike nfl jerseys from china

After the Cowboys’ loss to the Redskins at FedEx Field on Oct. 21 when Brett Maher’s game-tying, 52-yard field goal attempt hit the left upright following a snap infraction, this type of meeting did not seem possible. After the Cowboys’ loss to the Tennessee Titans on Nov. 5, it looked even bleaker.3

The Cowboys are riding their first two-game winning streak of the season into Thursday’s game. Washington will be without starting quarterback Alex Smith, but his replacement, Colt McCoy, has had success against Dallas in his career.

“I think you guys know how important this game is,” Ezekiel Elliott said.

The Cowboys have faced Washington more on Thanksgiving than any other foe. Thursday will be the ninth holiday meeting and the Cowboys hold a 7-1 advantage against their NFC East rival.cheap official nike nfl jerseys

The only loss came in 2012, when Robert Griffin III threw four touchdown passes in a 38-31 win.

Two years ago, Prescott threw one touchdown pass and Elliott ran for two in Dallas’ 31-26 win, the team’s 10th straight victory that season. The most memorable part of that game was the postgame scuffle involving Dez Bryant and Josh Norman, with the former Cowboys receiver saying the Redskins should ask for their money back from Norman.

Who knows what story develops Thursday, but the winner will be in a better position to win the division and earn a playoff spot.

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