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Cowboys vs Raiders: Week 12 primer

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The Cowboys return to Dallas after a disappointing loss to face the Raiders.

It’s a tradition unlike any other: the Thanksgiving Classic in Dallas. The only other team who gets to play on this day every single year is the Detroit Lions, whose biggest accomplishment so far this season was tying with the Steelers two weeks ago to avoid becoming the first team in history to go 0-17.

The Cowboys, by sharp contrast, have a lot to be thankful for this year. Dak Prescott is back and, despite having two rough games in the last three weeks, is playing as well as he was before his injury. Dan Quinn’s presence has stabilized a defense that was horrid just a year ago. Micah Parsons is a legitimate difference-maker, and the Cowboys wouldn’t have landed him if not for the Panthers and Broncos taking the top two corners in the draft earlier this year.

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