Alex Smith and Andy Dalton have 25 years of experience as NFL quarterbacks combined but just one Thanksgiving start between them. The veterans whose teams didn't expect them to be in charge of the Washington and Dallas offenses when the season started will meet Thursday at the home of the Cowboys. Smith was days away from a second career Thanksgiving start two years ago when Washington played at Dallas.
Dallas Cowboys strength and conditioning coach Markus Paul died Wednesday night at the age of 54 after suffering from a medical emergency at the team’s practice facility in Frisco, Texas, on Tuesday.
The tradition provides players with a chance to shine on the big stage during the American holiday