Washington Football Team-Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving Game Sets NFL Record in 2020

Published 12/01/2020, 7:36 PM EST
Nov 26, 2020; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys offensive tackle Brandon Knight (69) blocks Washington Football Team defensive end Chase Young (99) during the second half at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports


The battle for the NFC East Division title is heating up as we approach the last 5 weeks of the regular NFL season. Despite suffering 5 consecutive losses at the start of their campaign, the New York Giants sit at the top of the NFC East Division table with a 4-7 record.

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They are followed by the Washington Football Team in the second spot with the same record. They are followed by Philadelphia Eagles at the 3rd spot. Finally, the Dallas Cowboys come in at number 4 on the list with a 3-8 record at the end of Week 12.

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Washington Football Team -Dallas Cowboys sets 2020 viewership record

Critics and fans on social media are pretty vocal regarding their views on the NFC East Division. They are regarded as the ‘laughingstock’ of the NFL due to the sub-par displays of all 4 teams in the last couple of years. However, this year, they’ve taken it to a whole new level.

Despite their overall average display in the league, their viewership record from Thanksgiving Weekend is the best of the season. The Washington-Dallas clash from last Thursday reportedly amassed a total of 30.3 million viewers. This was the biggest live event viewership since the Super Bowl LIV between Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers.

There’s a lot of uncertainty surrounding the NFL right now due to all the complications involving the COVID-19 situation. With players testing positive on a weekly basis, games could be postponed, as was the case involving the Pittsburgh Steelers vs Baltimore Ravens game on Thanksgiving Day.

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One can’t help but wonder that if the Washington-Dallas game was such a big hit amongst fans, what would have been the viewership numbers for the Steelers vs Ravens game?

Regardless, it seems like the race for the NFC East title is going to go down to the wire. We think Mike McCarthy and the Cowboys will sneak through and win the division in Week 16. What are your thoughts on the same? Tell us in the comments below.

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