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Cowboys Clinch Playoff Berth, Get Flexed To Sunday Night Football



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    MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 1: Dez Bryant #88 of the Dallas Cowboys catches the ball for a 56-yard reception in the second quarter of the game against the Minnesota Vikings on December 1, 2016 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

    I predicted the Cowboys would win the NFC East this year.   They almost have the division locked up.

    Every team in the NFC East lost on Dec. 3. The Washington loss in Arizona put the Cowboys in the playoffs. Dallas is the first NFL team to lock up a playoff berth this season.

    The Cowboys can avenge their only loss of the season when they face the New York Giants in the Meadowlands on NBC 5 Sunday. A Cowboys win will earn them the 2016 NFC East title.

    They will have ten days of prep to avenge that 20-19 defeat they suffered in the opener in Arlington.

    The Cowboys final four games of the season look like this:

    • Dec. 11 at N.Y. Giants on NBC 5’s Sunday Night Football
    • Dec. 18 Tampa Bay (flexed to Sunday Night Football)
    • Dec. 26 Detroit (Monday Night Football)
    • Jan. 1 at Philadelphia

    The Bucs won today in San Diego and NBC decided to flex that Bucs at Cowboys game from its Noon time slot to Sunday Night Football for Dec. 18.   

    Right now, the Bucs moved into that final NFC Wild Card spot with that victory over the Chargers.

    The Cowboys end up with back to back Sunday Night Football appearances in December. This move makes for five consecutive national television games for Jerry Jones' club ,starting with the Thanksgiving Day win over Washington.