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Cowboys Are 2016 NFC East Champions, Top Seed in NFC Playoffs

The just became the 2016 from the comfort of their own homes.

Dak Prescott
AP Photo / Mark Tenally

With the losing to the on , Dallas has clinched the division title. It also makes official that the Cowboys will be the number-one seed in the , giving them a first-round bye and home field advantage throughout.

This will be 's second division championship. He has led the Cowboys to two of the last three titles.

Despite already being uncatchable for the rest of the NFC, the Cowboys could not clinch anything else until the division title was decided. They already have 12 wins this year; the most any other NFC team can get now is 11 wins.

With their postseason status now fully realized, the Cowboys can take whatever approach they want with their remaining games. They host the on this week and then visit the Eagles in the regular season finale.

Dallas has several veterans with nagging who could benefit from extra time off. , , and are three key players that come to mind.

Tony RomoPerhaps the biggest question now is if these two meaningless games will give a chance to play. Dallas may want to give Romo some playing time to work off whatever rust he may have, in case he ends up being needed in the playoffs. Then again, if any offensive linemen are resting, they may not want to risk playing Romo.

Whatever the future holds, right now your Cowboys are back on top of the NFC East! It is just their fourth division title since 1998.

Enjoy it, Cowboys Nation!

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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