Cowboys-49ers Week 15 Game Flexed Out of Primetime

    The and are currently at the bottom of their respective divisions, leaving their scheduled meeting with little-to-no relevance for the rest of the nation. Accordingly, the NFL has used its flexible scheduling process to take the game off of and move it to an early afternoon start.

    The (5-7) and (9-3) will now be playing in primetime. If the started today the Giants would take the and the Browns would be one of the AFC's teams.

    Dallas fell to 3-9 last night's loss to the are all-but-out of the East race. They are two games back of the Giants and three games behind the Washington Football Team thanks to the head-to-head tiebreaker.

    The 49ers are a more respectable 5-7 and still alive in the NFC's wild card race. They host Washington this Sunday and may fall out of realistic contention with a loss.

    Given the allure of both the Cowboys and 49ers franchises and their rich historical , this game being taken out of primetime speaks volumes about how things have gone for both this season. And really, the major share of the blame goes to Dallas for being a bottom-feeder in 2020.

    Perhaps their Week 15 matchup will wind up having greater postseason implications than it currently projects to. But either way, it definitely won't be happening on Sunday Night Football.

    Jess Haynie
    Jess Haynie
    Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!


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