The Buffalo Bills took a healthy step towards a playoff berth on Thursday when they handed the Dallas Cowboys a humbling 26-15 defeat at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
After falling behind 7-0 in the first quarter, Bills quarterback Josh Allen and the Bills offense ripped off 26 unanswered points on the way to the team’s ninth victory of the season.
Allen threw for 231 yards and enjoyed a far better day than his counterpart, Cowboys signalcaller Dak Prescott. The fourth-year pro threw for 355 yards and two touchdowns but threw an interception and fumbled once.
Dallas showed plenty of bravado early on offense but the Bills defense sacked Prescott four times.
The win keeps the 9-3 Bills alive and well in the race for a playoff spot. Currently, they are holding the fifth seed in the AFC playoffs and are two up in the loss column on their closest competitors. Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, and Oakland are battling for the sixth spot and each have 6-5 records.
As for Dallas, the Cowboys still lead the woeful NFC East with a 6-6 mark. They have a half-game lead over the 5-6 Eagles, who have the league’s easiest remaining schedule that begins with a trip to Miami on Sunday.
Philly and Dallas meet at Lincoln Financial Field on December 22 to likely decide who will win the NFC East (and lose to either Seattle or San Francisco in their building on wild card weekend).
Oh, as for ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith….He has made sport out of trolling the Cowboys immediately following a loss. He wasted little time on Thanksgiving night.
It’s pretty damning after a week that featured Cowboys owner Jerry Jones doing umpteen interviews about the state of the team after losing last week in New England, that Dallas would lay an embarrassing egg on Thanksgiving.
Getting clowned by national media personalities is not a good look either.
Meanwhile, the Bills face a stiff challenge in Week 14 – a home date with Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens.