| | Thursday’s Denver-Dallas Game Could be Great
Thursday's Thanksgiving game between the Broncos and Cowboys is one of the best matchups of the weekend and the only one featuring a good AFC team against a top NFC club.
It doesn't get much better than this right now," Cowboys defensive tackle La'Roi Glover said. "Both teams have a short week, both are playing pretty solid football — what more can you ask for?"
The Broncos are 8-2 and have won three straight. The Cowboys are 7-3 and are also on a three-game winning streak. "They are going to make us work for everything we get," Denver quarterback Jake Plummer said. "It's going to be a big challenge for us."
"They represent a represent a big threat to us," Dallas Head Coach Bill Parcells said. "They're playing well. They're powerful."
Both teams have quarterbacks in Plummer and Bledsoe that are playing better than many thought they could at this stage in their careers. Bledsoe is tied for the top passer rating in the NFC. Plummer is fifth in the AFC, but only a few percentage points behind Bledsoe.
"I love it, I love it — going into a short week in a game like this where everything is on the table," said Denver defensive end Ebenezer Ekuban. "It doesn't take much to get you amped up, getting ready to play this game. ... I think I speak for all the players when I say we're excited for the opportunity."