Thanksgiving game thread II: Who exactly do we root for in Raiders vs. Cowboys?

Ronald Martinez

We break down the second game of Thanksgiving football, and provide an open thread for discussion.

The second game of Thanksgiving kicks off at 1:30 p.m. PT on CBS, with the Dallas Cowboys hosting the Oakland Raiders. Although the two teams are a combined 10-12, they are right in the thick of the NFC and AFC playoff races. The Raiders are 4-7, but only one game back in the wildcard race. The Cowboys are 6-5, and hold the tiebreaker edge over the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC East.

The playoff implications are all well and good, but there is a much more important question in this game. Who exactly do you root for in a game of two of the 49ers more heated rivals. I personally think the Seahawks are the 49ers biggest rival at this point, but historically the Cowboys are the rival, and geographically, the Raiders are the rival.

If I had to choose one in this one, it would have to be the Raiders for two reasons. First, they are not the Cowboys. Second, they are still a Bay Area team. I mean that in the sense that they are fellow Bay Area brethren, and they have not yet moved to LA!

Who you got in this one?

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