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The Dallas Cowboys will have a large rest advantage over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday

There is nothing like a Sunday’s worth of NFL action with a Dallas Cowboys win already in the bank. Thankfully (no pun intended) we all got to experience that this past week after the Cowboys took down the New York Giants on Turkey Day. While a huge benefit to this sequence is our own personal level of enjoyment, the Cowboys have also been in a position to rest up more than usual thanks to playing the game on Thursday (although playing the game on Thursday is, in and of itself, an incredibly taxing thing).

Conventional wisdom suggests that teams coming off of Thursday games (aka the mini bye) are at an advantage from a rest perspective against the teams who they are playing the following week.