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Want to go to Redskins vs Cowboys on Thanksgiving? Get ready to spend major money

Want to go to Redskins vs Cowboys on Thanksgiving? Get ready to spend major money

For Redskins fans considering making the trip to Dallas for Thanksgiving to see their team take on the Cowboys, it might be time to think again. Data from TickPick.com shows that the average cost of a single ticket is approaching $500, the highest cost for a Thanksgiving game in years.

The soaring costs shouldn't be a surprise, as the Cowboys have the best record in the NFL behind rookies Dak Prescott and Ezekiell Elliott. The last time the Redskins faced the Cowboys on Thanksgiving in 2012, Robert Griffin III led Washington to a runaway victory. 

Next Thursday's game should be much closer, as the first Skins-Cowboys tilt this season ended 27-23. Washington had a chance to win the game late but an ill-timed interception in the end zone left the 'Skins short.

TickPick - which has been tracking ticket prices since 2013 - shows the current average ticket price for the game at $470. The previous high for Thanksgiving tickets came in 2015 when Green Bay retired Brett Farve's jersey during Packers-Bears, and those tickets averaged $345.

If Dallas can beat the Ravens this weekend to move to 9-1, expect prices to go even higher. If Washington beats Green Bay Sunday night to move to 6-3-1, the matchup becomes even more exciting, and prices will surely reflect that.

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Arizona State punter Michael Turk dominates the bench press at NFL Combine

Arizona State punter Michael Turk dominates the bench press at NFL Combine

As far as reputations go in the NFL, punters are not generally known as the tough, strong guys on the team.

Arizona State punter Michael Turk is working to change that.

At the NFL Combine on Thursday, Turk stepped up to the bench press with 225 pounds on the bar waiting for him. What did he do? Just casually ripped off 25 reps.

Yes, you are seeing that correctly. A punter just put up 25 reps on the bench press. That number is impressive as is, for anyone of any position. However, let's put it in context to show just how strong Turk is.

Jadaveon Clowney, Chandler Jones and Rob Gronkowski are all known as some of the strongest humans to ever hit the football field. Their bench reps? 21, 22 and 23, respectively. Michael Turk, the punter, out-did them

Turk will need his legs to impress teams and scouts as he looks to head to the NFL, but he clearly has plenty of power in the upper body as well. If whatever team he lands on wants to run a fake punt, defenders won't have an easy time taking him down.

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Report: Trent Williams wants a new deal or a trade from Redskins

Report: Trent Williams wants a new deal or a trade from Redskins

INDIANAPOLIS -- While recent meetings between Redskins head coach Ron Rivera and disgruntled left tackle Trent Williams helped repair the relationship between star player and team, the situation isn't resolved.

In fact, Williams still wants to be traded if he can't get a new contract, according to a new report from NFL Network.

Williams did not play a single snap for Washington in 2019. Not one. That came as the result of a cancer scare that he didn't believe was adequately handled by the Redskins medical staff. He also lost trust in former team president Bruce Allen. Importantly too, Williams wanted a new contract with lots of guaranteed money. 

Rivera has overhauled the Redskins medical staff and Allen is obviously gone from the team, but the contract hurdles remain. 

For the Redskins a new deal for Williams might not make a lot of sense. He will turn 32 in July and hasn't played a full 16-game season since 2013. He's also a great player, so perhaps an extension could make sense. 

The best read on the situation is Williams likely won't play on his current contract, which has one-year remaining and a salary-cap charge of $14.5 million. None of that money is guaranteed. 

Right now, it seems like both sides are playing nice. The Redskins don't want to come out and say they're not going to pay Trent. And Trent's side doesn't want to come out and demand a trade. The meetings with Rivera and Williams mattered in that a resolution that pleases both sides is possible. 

What seems impossible, or at least unlikely at this point, is that Williams wears the Burgundy and Gold this fall unless a new contract emerges.

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