There's been a lot of talk about the 3 games in 11 days. Of course is really nothing new to Dallas for the last 20 or so years, except that normally its 3 games in 12 days (Due to the fact that we play the 1st on a Monday night, not Sunday). So, lets take a gander on how this works out. The 1st of the 3 games is at Philly. Being that its a Monday night game away is never good. It means Tuesday is a travel day and makes for a sort prep week against Detroit. The good news is the extra time we get to prepare for Philly, being that this is our bye week before the game. Philly is playing away at the Skins on a Sunday night this week. Playing away on a Sunday night is normally a day loss, but seeing how its only a couple hour drive to Washington it really won't matter much. Bottom line, as far as schedules and byes, we have the advantage on Philly BASED UPON our bye to rest players and game plan for them. Okay, now the 2nd game is against Detroit on the following Sunday. As noted, we lose 2 days because of the game being played in Philly and it being on a Monday night. Detroit is playing home against Arizona, no travel and they are in an early 1PM game. One advantage we have is that this is a home game so we don't have a travel day like Detroit has. Although we lose 2 by playing away on a Monday night. So the advantage goes to Detroit. Game 3 is at home Thursday against Denver. Denver is playing at home as we are the previous week, so that is a draw. The advantage we gain is two fold. One, the game is home for us so we don't have a travel day in a very short week of prep. Two, is the fact that we have been doing this Thanksgiving game for numerous year and this will be BP 3rd year of it. We have more experience preparing for the Thanksgiving game. Advantage Dallas. Now, to summarize. Of the 3 games we play in this short span of time, Dallas has the scheduling advantage in 2/3 of the games. Now these advantages/disadvantages are based totally on schedule and not the strength of each team. If we delve into that just a little bit its fun to note that that the teams we do have the advantage over (Philly and Denver), based on schedule, are the stronger (better teams) of the teams we'll play in that span. The one team that does have an advantage over us schedule wise is Detroit, which is...and I say this with a grain of salt...an easier game and at home. Now, for the final caveat. After the Denver game, we get the mini bye. an extra 3 game to prepare for the away game at Giants stadium. The Giants are playing in Seattle the week before our game at their house. They will lose a day due to cross country travel and we'll be coming off our mini-bye. Advantage Dallas (Scheduling wise again), even tho it will be a Gints home game. By the way, I will be at the Giants game so I'll be able to see 1st hand how my theory has panned out. All in all 3/4 of those games we will have extra time to heal wounds and prepare for games which is very high on BP list of things he looks at. I just love the fact we have the TG game every year and I'm not surprised other teams ***** about it. This year it seems to really be in our advantage. I've not compiled stats from other years to see if its been a disadvantage in years past, but I'm sure it was. Not this year. Thoughts ?