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Cowboys Getting Good Injury News For Thanksgiving Game

Cowboys Getting Good Injury News For Thanksgiving Game

That doesn't mean the Chargers are taking him any more lightly.

Covered Seahawks for Tacoma News Tribune for six seasons. That difference was obvious though and occurred in the middle of the week. The loss of offensive lineman, Tyron Smith, linebacker Sean Lee, kicker Dan Bailey, and the suspension of Ezekiel Elliott has thrown everything out of whack.

Prescott never looked comfortable in the pocket against Philadelphia, as you might expect considering Byron Bell was protecting his blindside instead of Smith.

The Cowboys have unfortunately found the answers to those questions the hard way in recent weeks.

The Cowboys are sitting on a 5-5 record that is expected to take a dip as the season drags on and it's all Jerry Jones fault. Can it be done? Bosa missed the first four games, and in that time they lost an OT game to the Chiefs, by four points to the Colts and by one point to the Saints. For a second-year player, Prescott has a wonderful sense of self-awareness. Elliott's 2.6 yards after contact per attempt ranked only 15th among running backs with 100 carries and his 23 broken tackles were only ninth, despite being third in the league in carries. Chargers QB Philip Rivers, making Thanksgiving debut in 14th season, was 35 of 42, 401 yards, three TDs in last Dallas meeting. Elliott's absence obviously has an impact on the way defenses approach the Cowboys, but it's one that could be stomached with all other pieces in place.

Here is how they can finish the job this time, starting on Thanksgiving at the Cowboys. "Complete more balls, make more big plays". Dallas is one of them.

Heading into the season, most pundits assumed the Dallas Cowboys would be back in the postseason.

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This offseason I broke down exactly why that was.

"They go after it every play". If Dallas can pull off a win on Thursday against the surging Chargers, Dallas could still be in a position to grab one of the final playoff spots. Lee does this as well as anybody and it's why he's now leading all starting linebackers with an 11.9 run-stop percentage.

Put simply, the Cowboys can not afford to have Smith miss another game this season if they have any hope of making the playoffs.

Atlanta and Green Bay own the head-to-head tiebreaker over the Cowboys, as do the first place Rams, who still have time to slip up and fall back into wild card contention.

Prescott is aware of the whispers but pays them no mind. "Sometimes you have success and you have to build on that but also learn from what happens".

Frankly, it wasn't all that different from his performance against the New York Giants last December, when he passed for 165 with two interceptions and a passer rating of 45.4. Cornerback Casey Heyward proved to be the best free agent signing of 2016, going from average as a member of the Packers to leading the National Football League in interceptions; he has added three more this year and he has 34 passes defensed since signing with the Chargers.