The Dallas Cowboys have already won on Week 13, but the Sunday night matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and Philadelphia Eagles is must-watch television.
A Thursday night win for the Dallas Cowboys seems to have re-ignited a 2017 regular season that seemed completely lost following a three-game losing streak. It took just 12 days for America’s Team to watch a three-game winning streak and lots of momentum completely evaporate just in time for the holidays.
The 38-14 blowout over the Washington Redskins created a new beginning of sorts, even if it’s still not likely that the Cowboys find their way into the playoffs this season. That three-game skid preceeded by that surprising 2-3 start will probably be more than this talented young team can handle.
But that’s why they play the games, right?
Which brings me to Sunday night’s nationally televised game between the NFC East-leading Philadelphia Eagles and the Seattle Seahawks in the Emerald City.
This is a huge game for the Cowboys, regardless of the outcome. It matters not which team I think will win, because it doesn’t matter. One way or the other, Dallas will benefit from this game – but only if the Cowboys win out, so let me be clear on that. Some really crazy things would have to happen if the Dallas Cowboys qualified for the playoffs with a record of 9-7.
But at 10-6, should that record come to pass, there’s a better-than-decent chance that the Cowboys qualify as one of two NFC wild card entries in the annual tournament for the Super Bowl.
Far less likely is for the Dallas Cowboys to enter the NFC playoffs as champions of the NFC East – but it’s possible.