NFL: Duel of tenors in the East of the NFC between the Cowboys and the Giants

Follow the game between the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants Thursday at 4:30 p.m. on RDS.

ARLINGTON, Texas — Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys channeled their frustration after collapsing to bounce back to inflict one of the biggest corrections in Texas franchise history on the road the following week. .

They are now thinking of building on this historic performance, while their opponents are still wondering what happened.

The New York Giants will visit the Cowboys on American Thanksgiving, when the rivals in the Eastern Division of the National Conference have the same record of 7-3, two games behind the Eagles of Philadelphia.

But the comparisons between the two clubs stop there. The Cowboys are healthy and appear to be on a roll, while the Giants lack consistency and are decimated by injuries.

The Cowboys blew a 14-point lead heading into the fourth quarter for the first time in franchise history en route to an overtime loss to the Green Bay Packers. They followed that up by beating the Vikings 40-3 at Minnesota the following week.

Prescott has found his rhythm after missing five games with a broken thumb, and he’s surrounded by healthy players who can make a difference on defense, too.

“Head coach (Mike) McCarthy said it well,” Prescott said. Take a snapshot of this exact moment, to remember what we are capable of when we play to our full potential. And when we don’t, remind yourself of the things you need to do to get there. »

The Giants are coming off a season-high in points and turnovers (three) in a 31-18 loss to the Detroit Lions to tie them in the standings with the Cowboys.

Since the Cowboys beat the Giants 23-16 in Week 3, the New York team would find themselves two games behind the defending National East Division champions if they lose again. them.

That’s why the short week of preparation could favor the Giants. It will only be the second Thanksgiving duel between the two franchises, who have faced each other a total of 122 times in history.

“It simplifies things because we have no choice, we have to prepare quickly for our next game,” Giants defensive end Leonard Williams said. Whether we win or lose, we constantly tell ourselves that we have to forget the last game in order to focus on the next one. »

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