One of the bright spots of the Cowboys Thanksgiving Day loss was the impressive two-sack performance by DE Randy Gregory.
Despite receiving a 15-yard personal foul in the game, Vikings S Harrison Smith was not fined for his hit on Cowboys WR CeeDee Lamb.
Mike McCarthy hadn't even looked at film almost 24 hours after a failed fake punt sent the Dallas Cowboys spiraling in a Thanksgiving Day loss to Washington. The first-year Dallas coach couldn't really answer a question about the play because he was still dealing the next morning with the aftermath of the sudden death of strength and conditioning coordinator Markus Paul, who collapsed in the team's weight room and died at a hospital the day before the 41-16 loss Thursday. The emotions were still raw for the Cowboys (3-8) even after having to gather themselves and play a game critical to their hopes of making the playoffs despite their poor record.