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Cowboys Defense Gets Big Boost for Thanksgiving Showdown

Tyler Maher
The Dallas Cowboys got some terrific news ahead of their Thanksgiving showdown with the New York Giants.
The Dallas Cowboys got some terrific news ahead of their Thanksgiving showdown with the New York Giants. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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The Dallas Cowboys are still riding high after their dominant 40-3 win over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. They're likely brimming with confidence as they head into their Thanksgiving Day showdown with the New York Giants, especially after receiving a huge injury update before kickoff.

Dallas Cowboys Injury News

According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, both Micah Parsons and Demarcus Lawrence will be available for Thursday's game after previously being listed as questionable.

While both players are dealing with injuries, neither has missed a game so far this season and will suit up again in a short week for Dallas. Parsons, last year's Defensive Rookie of the Year, will play through a knee and ankle ailment, while Lawrence will continue to take the field despite having a stress fracture in his foot.

Even if both players are less than 100%, this is still great news for the Cowboys. They enter Week 12 tied with the Giants for second place in the NFC East at 7-3, making this a crucial game for both sides. Dallas already beat New York in Week 3, so another win here would clinch the season series.

Parsons and Lawrence will continue to anchor one of the best defensive units in the NFL. The Cowboys have given up the fewest points per game and ninth-fewest yards per game in the league this year.

The Dallas defense will try to produce another win on Thursday, as the Cowboys are currently 10.5-point home favorites on FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds.

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