Coming into the day, the Dallas Cowboys knew if they beat the Eagles this afternoon they would be in the playoffs. Philadelphia knew that they needed a lot of help during the early games to know if they had anything to play for.
Thanks to Tampa Bay's monumental meltdown and Chicago losing in Houston, the Philadelphia Eagles are a win away from the playoffs. Heck, this makes the Cowboys-Eagles a de-facto postseason game.
Now things are really looking up for Philly. Dallas has lost their last eight season finales and has lost eight of eleven in the City of Brotherly Love. There is also this little thing about Tony Romo and the Cowboys coming up short in playoff games. Since this is a win-or-go-home atmosphere for both teams, it will be interesting to see how Romo performs.
The winner of the Cowboys-Eagles game will travel to play Minnesota next weekend.
The fact that the Eagles still have a shot at the playoffs is nothing short of amazing. They had that whole Donovan McNabb fiasco that led to his benching; they had a horrible tie with the Cincinnati Bengals; and last week they played as if they were already on winter vacation.
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