2. Dallas still has something to play for
A win over the Tennessee Titans in Week 17 and the Philadelphia Eagles’ loss to the New Orleans Saints means the Dallas Cowboys have something to play for in the finale.
Dallas won in Week 16 against the Eagles, who are now on a two-game losing streak. That means they’re now 13-3 and the Cowboys are 12-4. If the Cowboys beat the Commanders, they’ll be 13-4 and would own a 5-1 mark against the NFC East.
Philly plays the New York Giants and if they lose, they would also be 13-4. However, three of those losses would have been against NFC East teams as Dallas and Washington have each already scored a win over the Eagles.
That means the tiebreaker advantage would go to the good guys wearing the star. That’s a crazy feat to even be in line for considering they looked so awful in Week 1 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and lost Dak Prescott to a broken thumb in the defeat.
Prescott missed six games afterward, but Cooper Rush kept them afloat with a 5-1 record. His one loss was against the Eagles but they have a real shot at revenge this weekend. Throw in the fact that the NFL scheduled the two games at the same time and they’re not going to be resting anyone — unless there’s a blowout going on in the other game.