The Dallas Cowboys have already clinched everything there is to clinch in the NFC, but they still have one more game left in their regular season. It comes this Sunday when they travel to Philadelphia to take on the division rival Philadelphia Eagles .
It looks like Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott and company will not be spending too much time on the field before ceding their spots to backups like Tony Romo, Mark Sanchez and Darren McFadden. That makes sense for Dallas, especially considering Tyron Smith already suffered an injury toward the end of a mostly meaningless 42-21 win over the Lions last week.
The Eagles enter this contest a somewhat disappointing 6-9, having won just two of their eight contests since the last time these two teams met. Had the Eagles not gotten off to that scorching 3-0 start, it would be a heck of a lot easier to feel pretty good about this campaign. Philly wasn’t expected to compete for the division title coming into the year, after all.
Carson Wentz showed some things, the defense looked formidable at times, and barring a Cowboys blowout, the Eagles will end the season having outscored their opponents overall — a sign that they were a better team than their record suggests. With their first-round pick in the 2017 draft belonging to the Browns, the Eagles have every incentive to finish this season off with a win and push their record to 7-9, and to become only the second team this season to beat Dallas.
Can they do it? We’ll find out Sunday.
How to Watch
What: Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles
When: Sunday, Jan. 1, 1 p.m. ET
Where: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA
Streaming: Verizon NFL Mobile App
Sunday Ticket: DirecTV
Online: NFL Game Pass