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Thanksgiving football: Las Vegas Raiders (5-5) vs. Dallas Cowboys (7-3) — 4:30 p.m. ET


The GIST: The Cowboys will play in their 54th Thanksgiving day game today, looking to add another win to their 31-21-1 holiday record.

November 25, 2021

Cowboys: Despite boasting one of the NFL’s best offenses, Dallas struggled in a disappointing loss to Kansas City last week. That said, QB Dak Prescott has otherwise looked strong all season. America’s Team will certainly gobble up some big yardage today.

Raiders: Last Sunday’s loss to the Cincinnati Bengals marked the third straight L for this up-and-down Las Vegas squad. But their offense — led by QB Derek Carr, who could surpass 30K career passing yards today — has kept them in games all season. He’ll need to carve up a (master)piece to give the Raiders a chance today.

Prediction: The middling Las Vegas defense will stuff the Cowboys early on, but the pairing of Prescott and his best bud, running back (RB) Ezekiel Elliott, will be too much to contain. Expect Dallas to feast.