Cowboys vs WFT Week 16: history, weather, key players, and projection

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For the second time in just three weeks the Dallas Cowboys will take on the Washington Football Team. Although not even a month apart, these games have drastically different feelings as we head into the second matchup.

The first matchup was one with NFC East supremacy and playoff implications looming large. While this game still has playoff implications in regards to the Cowboys seeding and Washington’s last gasp at a Wild Card spot, the NFC East is wrapped up for all intents and purposes.

Washington is injury-riddled, dealing with a substantial number of COVID-19 issues across the board, and are fading as they sit at 6-8. Dallas is 10-4 and looking to improve their odds for a higher seed as they currently hold the #2 seed in the NFC. Before we head into the holidays, check out some thoughts on this NFC East rivalry matchup.

Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys
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Cowboys vs WFT: Matchup History

All-Time Record: 74-47-2 in favor of the Cowboys (2-0 postseason record in favor of WFT)

Most Recent Result: Dallas Cowboys 27, WFT 20 on December 12, 2021

In their meeting earlier this month, Dallas got out front early but seemed to falter down the stretch. The Cowboys let Washington shrink the lead to just one touchdown and had the ball with a chance to tie.

The Cowboys roster and coaching staff can’t be pleased at that effort in what felt as if they took their foot off of the gas pedal. I fully expect Dallas to come out and look to play a four-quarter game as they continue to find the recipe for all three units firing together.

This rivalry always stays a little chippy and sees the emotions flaring up. I suspect no different come Sunday night in primetime, especially after the Cowboys went out of their way to stamp their logo all over Washington’s sidelines by bringing their own benches.