What key numbers emerged from a Thanksgiving Day thrashing for the Washington Commanders against the Dallas Cowboys?
The Dallas Cowboys carved up the Washington Commanders defense all game en route to a resounding 45-10 victory on Thanksgiving. The dinner table wasn't the only place there was stuffing, as Dan Quinn's defense stifled the visiting offense for much of the contest.
Dak Prescott feasted on the Commanders' underperforming defense, hitting wide receivers all over the field with his Thanksgiving spread offense.
But enough of the Turkey Day puns. In all seriousness, the Commanders lost their second straight NFC East game and it wasn't even close.
Should we be surprised? Coming in as 13.5 point underdogs, not much was expected of the Commanders. Even then, their performance was a letdown.
After the Dallas offense turned a 2nd-and-25 into a 3rd-and-7 and then an eventual first down during an 11-play, 90-yard touchdown drive, we knew it was going to be a long day. However, with back-to-back scoring efforts, the Commanders gave a slight sense of hope to the fans, cutting the Cowboys' lead to four.
That hope dissipated quickly after the Cowboys offense went 75 yards in five plays to take a 20-10 advantage before halftime. And, that is when the scoring stopped for Washington.
I'm not sure if the team was strategizing in the locker room at the half or watching the Dolly Parton concert, but the Cowboys piled it on after the breaky. This enabled them to achieve their fifth straight home game victory by 20-plus points.
And the worst part? The Cowboys already had their post-game celebration planned out in advance, knowing full well that Washington would present no challenge on Thursday.
Well, at least Commanders' fans can be grateful that the season is closer to being over and change should be coming soon. Here are the key numbers from Week 12.