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The Dallas Cowboys will play the Washington Redskins on Sunday hoping that they can steal a postseason spot in the final few weeks of the season. Just a few weeks back the Cowboys were looking good, with most believing they would be able to clinch a postseason spot, however, they have come apart in dramatic fashion with two straight losses and now things hang in the balance. The game will start at 1 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream (details below).
When the Cowboys defeated the New York Giants and Oakland Raiders at the end of November things were looking peachy at 7-5. However, over the final two weeks the Cowboys have proceeded to fall apart in a fashion that is becoming all too familiar for Dallas fans.
A 28-45 loss on the road to the Chicago Bears can be forgiven. However, the way in which the Cowboys disintegrated against the Green Bay Packers last week was stunning to watch.
Leading 26-3 at the half way points, the Cowboys were cruising, and even the most pessimistic Cowboys fans must have thought the game was in the bag. They were at home in the AT&T stadium, and also playing a Packers side that had won only one game since Week 8. Surely they couldn't mess this one up. However, mess it up they did, and even though they lost the third quarter 14-3, they were still 29-17 heading into the fourth quarter. But 20 Packers points later, and as the game ended with Green Bay celebrating an amazing 37-36 comeback victory, the Cowboys fans must have been ready to throw in the towel on the season.
That loss now leaves the Cowboys at 7-7 and at present seeded in the 10th position in the NFC. The Eagles are heading the division with just two weeks to go with an 8-6 record. With the Panthers and 49ers both on 10-4 and in the 5th and 6th seed positions at present, the Cowboys must look to win out the season and hope to overturn the Philadelphia Eagles to win the division title.
Philadelphia must play Chicago tonight, and if the Eagles lose and the Cowboys win today then it would leave both team on 8-7, setting up a winner takes all final game of the season between the Dallas Cowboys and the Eagles.
The Cowboys must do their part today and win here against the lowly Redskins.
The game will start at 1 p.m. ET and can be watched on TV on the Fox network or online through free live stream by clicking here.