The NFC dominates the matchups in this week as the Eagles and Seahawks headline the top NFL games you’ll tune into in Week 13.
5. Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys
Even though the records might not reflect it, this is still a must-watch matchup this week. It’s Cowboys vs. Redskins and everyone loves a classic NFC East rivalry. These two teams absolutely hate each other and that will be reflective on Thursday Night.
Another week and another loss for the Cowboys. It was an embarrassing performance on both sides of the ball as they were completely routed by the Chargers 28-6 on Thanksgiving Day. It’s now three in a row and playoffs are pretty much out of sight. With Ezekiel Elliott’s suspension, there’s no offensive firepower and it’s becoming apparent that Dak Prescott can’t lead this team by himself. Three out of their last five games come against teams above .500 and the confidence isn’t high with this team.
The Redskins sit in a similar boat. They’ve been ravaged by injuries but have the upper hand coming off a 20-10 win over the Giants. If they’re going to win down the stretch, it’s going to be because of Kirk Cousins’ arm. No matter where he plays next year, this is an audition for Cousins. Stringing together some wins is going to drive his bankroll up that much more.
Of course, the matchup to watch here will be Josh Norman vs. Dez Bryant. The two continuously jaw at each other year in and year out so we’ll get some good entertainment out of that. Dez will have the upper hand if he can finally stop the drought of 100-yard receiving games. It’s a must-win for both teams and the lose and kiss any hopes of the postseason goodbye.