Running the Numbers: 10 Days Off
The game following Thanksgiving has historically been kind to Dallas. I took a look at DallasCowboys.com.
Dallas owns a .572 all-time winning percentage. After Thanksgiving, though, the Cowboys have been able to post a .627 winning percentage, evidence that they play well following the long break. Whether it’s due to extra game preparation, healing injuries or something else, the Cowboys certainly seem to benefit from their annual Thanksgiving matchup. And while it’s not quite the two weeks off that accompanies a bye, it makes intuitive sense that extra rest and preparation equates to greater success.