Your 8-3 Buffalo Bills have another business trip, this time in Dallas, to take on America's second favorite team. The Bills appearance on Thanksgiving, will be their first on the national holiday since 1994. Thursday is a chance for this Bills squad to gain some national exposure on the big stage, and beat a team with a winning record.
The Bills are coming off a dominating 20-3 win over the lifeless Denver Broncos, while the Cowboys fell in Foxboro to Tom Brady and company, 13-9 after two questionable tripping calls. Cowboys Owner, President, and General Manager Jerry Jones voiced his frustration following the game.
The Cowboys have one of the most talented teams in the NFL, but with a record of 6-5, they are just hanging by a thread in the NFC playoff race. The fellas talked it on the podcast this morning, but if the Cowboys do lose Thursday afternoon, Jones should wait no longer and can Jason Garrett. Garrett is becoming Marvin Lewis 2.0, a coach who somehow has a job after mediocre performances year after year. Offensive coordinator Kellen Moore is making a name for himself, and could be a solid fit, especially if given the interim title.
Enough of the Cowboys, let's talk Bills. Josh Allen had another solid performance Sunday, including connecting on a deep ball with John Brown, which finally gave #BillsMafia a taste of what they have been waiting for.
Devin Singletary surpassed the 100 yard mark on the ground, and Frank Gore surpassed Barry Sanders on the all time rushing list, gaining 65 yards on the ground. Allen added 56 yards himself, and overall the Bills finished with 244 rushing yards. If the Bills hope to have success on Thursday, the running game will be critical, as the Cowboys are in the middle of the pack, allowing an average of 104 rushing yards per game. It will be interesting to see how Bills OC Brian Daboll calls this game, hopefully from the booth, as the Bills are 2-0 when Daboll is up top.
Like most games, this will come down to quarterback play. You know the twitter trolls are just waiting for Josh Allen to have a bad game. Well news flash, he does not have to be great in order for the Bills to win. Would it be nice to see JA win one on his own? Absolutely, but this is a team game, and the Bills are sitting pretty, in all three facets of the game. Being a game manager will work. As they say during March Madness, survive and advance, and that is all the Bills needs to do in Dallas on Thursday.
The Bills open up as a seven point dog. If you know what is right, you will hammer the Bills. You can thank me later. A couple other notes. The guys this morning set the over/under at 10 on how many times Jerry Jones is shown on your television screen. I am going with the under. Also, my breakout player for the Bills will be former Cowboys Cole Beasley. Two receiving touchdowns for number 10.