It’s Dallas week. And the two old rivals are headed in entirely different directions.
The Dallas Cowboys (7-3) host the Washington Commanders (4-7) in the traditional Thanksgiving afternoon game. The last time these teams played on Thanksgiving Day was back in 2020. It was Ron Rivera’s first season in Washington, and the Commanders blew out the Cowboys 41-16.
That feels so long ago. A lot has changed in three years. The Cowboys are among the NFC’s best teams, while the Commanders look like they’ll be picking in the top 10 again. Since 2020, Washington changed its name — again — and finally has a new owner. And Rivera has the hottest seat in the NFL.
So, it was no surprise when the Cowboys opened as huge favorites over the Commanders in Week 12. According to BetMGM, Dallas is an 11.5-point favorite over Washington — the largest spread for next week’s slate.
Here are the complete opening lines for Thursday’s NFC East battle between the Commanders and Cowboys:
- Commanders +425
- Cowboys -600
Against the spread (ATS)
- Commanders +11 (-110)
- Cowboys -11 (-110)
- 48 (O: -110 U: -110)
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Title: The Commanders open as huge underdogs to the Cowboys on Thanksgiving
Author: Bryan Manning