- The Raiders are without a win in November
- The Cowboys want to bounce back after losing to the Chiefs in Week 11
- Dallas is 4-1 at home in the 2021 season
The Dallas Cowboys are coming off a 19-9 loss to the surging Kansas City Chiefs, but despite the defeat, they remain at the top of the NFC East. In fact, they’re the only team in the division that currently has a winning record.
Of course, there’s no room for relaxing for Mike McCarthy’s boys. They need to get back to their winning ways and the Week 12 game against the Las Vegas Raiders on Thanksgiving seems like an ideal opportunity for that. Not only are the Cowboys playing at home, but they’re taking on a team that’s on a three-game losing streak.
Las Vegas Raiders at Dallas Cowboys Schedule
- When: Thursday, November 25, 4:30 pm ET
- Where: AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX
- How to Watch: CBS
Raiders vs Cowboys Vegas Odds
The Raiders are in Trouble
Las Vegas started the season in top gear but then everything fell apart. First, their head coach resigned; then, one of their best receivers Henry Ruggs III got arrested following a DUI incident in which a person lost their life. Knowing all this, it’s safe to say that the Raiders’ locker room is no longer a happy place.
Their off-the-field problems have started influencing their on-field performances, as evident from the fact that the Raiders are without a win in the previous three weeks. The first of those three losses happened against the New York Giants, who were 2-6 before that game.
In the next two weeks, we saw the Raiders suffering two blowout losses. The Chiefs beat them 41-14; the Bengals beat them 32-13. As a result, Las Vegas is now 5-5 and is at the very bottom of the AFC West.
The Cowboys Going for Another Home Win
The Cowboys are 4-1 at AT&T Stadium this season, which makes them one of the best home teams in the league. Their only loss happened in Round 9 when they lost to the Denver Broncos 30-16. The loss came as a big surprise considering that the Cowboys were seen as a 10-point favorite ahead of the game.
They slipped in that game, but a week later, they brought back the smile on their fan’s faces by demolishing the Philadelphia Eagles 43-3. Dallas’ most recent game, however, was a loss. Still, losing to the Chiefs in Kansas City isn’t something they should be embarrassed about.
This goes especially if they manage to bounce back with a win on Thanksgiving. They surely have the manpower to do it. Most of their key men are fit and motivated to do well, including their best player Dak Prescott who was struggling with fitness a few weeks ago.
Another good news is that Michael Gallup seems to be getting better and better. The receiver had to miss seven games due to an injury, but once upon returning, he’s been phenomenal.
NFL Game Prediction
This is a must-win for the Cowboys whose schedule is soon to get much uglier. Before the end of the regular season, they will have to play several tough games, which is why grabbing a win on Thanksgiving is a priority. They have the motivation, as well as the skills, and fan support to do it.
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