A LOT of people watched Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott, and the Cowboys beat the Redskins on Thanskgiving.
Dallas added to its impressive lead in the NFC East on Thursday with a 31-26 win over Washington. Prescott threw for 195 yards and scored two total touchdowns. Elliott shined with 97 rushing yards and two scores. Plenty of fans made the young Cowboys part of their Thanksgiving Day plans.
FOX Sports says that the game drew 35.1 million average viewers, and was the most-watched regular season NFL game that the network has broadcast.
One of the major storylines of this NFL season has been the declining ratings that the league has seen, and trying to diagnose what has lead to them, whether it was the lack of good action, the Presidential Election, fall-out from the Colin Kaepernick-led national anthem protests. Ratings have bounced back a bit in recent weeks, and clearly the confluence of a great Cowboys team against a hot Washington squad, playoff ramifications, and the holiday drew a lot of eyeballs on Thursday.