The Dallas Cowboys have apparently been in need of a miracle since 2010. After handing the Kansas City Chiefs their first loss in Arrowhead Stadium on Thursday, the Cowboys will now wait to find out who they will play on Thanksgiving Day next season.
Dallas, like the Seahawks, has just one win since 2010. They were crushed by the Packers in that season’s 2011 season finale, losing 42-34 in overtime. Three years later they lost in overtime to the Giants on Thanksgiving at the White House.
Last year they took on the New York Jets on the holiday at MetLife Stadium and lost 28-24. In 2016, the Cowboys gave the rival Philadelphia Eagles a much better chance, but fell short 20-13.
All three of these games were on Thanksgiving.
Earlier this offseason, Jerry Jones came out in defense of his franchise, claiming that, “Championships are won in October.” He went on to add that he and the rest of the organization “need to get it.” So, how have they gotten it?
The Cowboys went from playing for the NFC East title at the halfway point of the 2016 season to missing the playoffs with a 6-10 record in 2017. They are one of four NFC teams with one loss this season. If they could beat the Chiefs, it would set up a showdown with the Steelers, Packers, Lions, and Saints for first place in the NFC North. But now we’ll have to wait and see who the Cowboys will play on Thanksgiving.
But it should be more exciting than ever now that the schedule is out. On the downside, the Cowboys will have two games on the road and will likely play a night game in Foxborough. But the schedule does offer a lot of variety, as they’ll play in Detroit, Miami, Tampa Bay, and Cleveland.
Dallas returns to the field on Thursday, Sept. 20, when they take on the Falcons.