The GIST: You lose some, you (hopefully) win some. The Mavericks might have dropped their season-opener, but the Cowboys could still turn things around in the Big D with a big win this weekend.
🏀Mavericks: Despite MVP candidate Luka Dončić’s impressive 32-point showing, the Mavs fell to the Phoenix Suns 106–102 last night. Womp womp.
- They’ll have a chance to turn things around with a primetime Christmas Day showdown against the defending champion LA Lakers at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT. A win against this talented Lakers squad would be the perfect — albeit unexpected — gift.
🏈Cowboys: The ’Boys face the Philadelphia Eagles in a crucial NFC East matchup Sunday at 4:25 p.m. ET/3:25 p.m. CT. Dallas needs to string together a third consecutive win (and see a Washington Football Team loss) to keep their playoff dreams alive.
- The Eagles took down the Cowboys 23–9 earlier this season, but Philly has struggled as of late, losing five of their last six games.
- And luckily, star Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott — who missed the first game of his career due to an injury last week — thinks he’ll be ready to play again by Sunday. Keep your fingers crossed!