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Cowboys Looking for Elusive Ninth Win

Dallas has a chance to clinch their first winning season since 2009 on Thursday



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    The Dallas Cowboys shouldn’t need any extra motivation going into the Thanksgiving Day matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday at AT&T Stadium.

    Aside from the significance of playing in front of a national audience in the annual Thanksgiving Day game, the teams are tied for first place in the NFC East at 8-3. Thursday’s showdown will break that tie.

    But a win for Dallas wouldn’t only mean the top spot in the NFC East--it would be their ninth win of the year, clinching the first winning season of the Jason Garrett era. In each of his three full seasons as head coach, Garrett has finished 8-8 and missed the playoffs by a single win.

    The Cowboys’ last winning season came in 2009, when they went 11-5 under Wade Phillips and got a first round playoff win over the Eagles.

    It’s enough [motivation] just to go down and beat Philadelphia,” said owner and general manager Jerry Jones, per ESPN Dallas. “They’ve been a big nemesis for us for many years. But if we needed any, it would be nice to break eight.”

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