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2017 Schedule
5-5, 2nd in NFC East
Stephen A. picks the Cowboys to defeat the Chargers (1:13)
Tyron Smith to protect Dak against Chargers' D (0:48)
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5hTodd Archer

How the Cowboys get ready on a short week

Preparing for a Thursday game after a Sunday night matchup is a little like cramming for a test. Here's how the Cowboys pull off the quick turnaround.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Left tackle Tyron Smith and linebacker Anthony Hitchens are listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Los Angeles Chargers because of groin injuries but both expect to be available. Dan Bailey (groin), La'el Collins (back) and Maliek Collins (foot) are also questionable. Sean Lee will miss his second straight game with a hamstring strain.

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FPI favors Cowboys over Chargers

The Cowboys have a slight advantage vs. the Chargers on Thanksgiving, according to FPI. Dallas won't play a team that currently has a winning record until Week 16 and could use a win over L.A. to stop its skid and improve its playoff chances.

Mike Sando ESPN Senior Writer 

The Dallas Cowboys this season have allowed 3.5 yards per rush with Sean Lee on the field, compared to 5.8 per rush with him off the field. They have collected nine turnovers with Lee on the field, compared to one with Lee off the field. Lee has played 361 snaps and missed 268 snaps this season.

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1dHank Gargiulo and Seth Walder

FPI ranks best games of Week 12: Chargers at Cowboys

Don't sleep on the Chargers as a potential playoff team. Their chance to reach the postseason would improve to 35 percent with a win over Dallas on Thanksgiving.

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Dak needs to charge up in L.A.

Dak Prescott has struggled recently after a solid start to the season, with the Cowboys losing each of their last two games by 20 or more points. Can he get Dallas back on track Thursday against the Chargers?

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Jones says he won't sue over Goodell extension

The Cowboys' Jerry Jones told USA Today he will not sue fellow NFL owners over Roger Goodell's pending contract extension, but emphasized he still wants owners to have input in the negotiations.

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Cowboys' playoff hopes dwindling fast

Back-to-back losses have dropped Dallas' chances from 49.9 percent all the way to 6.7 percent, by FPI's measure. The Cowboys now sit ninth among NFC teams, with all eight teams above them sporting playoff odds over 43 percent.

Dak looking forward to Thanksgiving (0:42)

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Joey Bosa envisioned himself wearing a star on the side of helmet entering the 2016 draft. "I thought I was going to be a Cowboy for sure. I was pretty convinced. That's where i wanted to be originally. I thought it was a great fit for me." The Chargers ended up taking him with the third overall, one spot before the Cowboys selected Ezekiel Elliott.

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Power Rankings: Cowboys remain at No. 13

The Cowboys have genuinely looked awful the past two weeks. A win over the Chargers on Thanksgiving could help right the ship, but another big loss could move them into trainwreck territory.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Sean Lee was the only player not on the field during the open portion of Tuesday's practice. Tyron Smith (groin) took the first-team snaps at left tackle, while linebacker Anthony Hitchens (groin) and safety Jeff Heath (concussion) took the first-team defensive snaps. The players are not in pads or shells for the practice with such a quick turnaround.

Team Stats

Passing Yards201.826th
Rushing Yards140.44th
Points For24.2Tied-9th
Points Against24.220th