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It’s Not How We Expected, But The Cowboys, Eagles Fight For Their Playoff Lives This Sunday

When the schedule was released last Spring, every Cowboys fan circled their game on the calendar.

vs. . Late December. Playoff births on the line. Right?

Heading into the season, these two teams were expected to carry the East mantle. They were seen as the class of the division, and potentially two of the top contenders for the entire NFC. and would have another chance to add a chapter to their , and the Cowboys would look for revenge for last year's week 16 defacto division title game in Philadelphia.


Things have not gone as planned for either of these football teams in 2020. The Cowboys, of course, have fallen victim to some of the worst luck in recent memory. Prescott, , La'el Collins, and headline an IR which tallies close to $60 million in contract value. They sit at 5-9, though they have won three of their last five games with back at the helm. Tony Pollard Should Start the Remainder of the 2020 Season

The Eagles have suffered some big time as well, but their problems stem from serious regression at the quarterback position. Benched is Carson Wentz, and the rookie standout gets his first crack at this storied rivalry.

Despite all of the problems, struggles, and injuries these teams have faced (and despite their putrid records) this week 16 game still has playoff implications. The loser of this game is eliminated from the race, while the winner needs help from the to stay alive.

If Dallas were to win and Washington were to lose, it would tie them atop the NFC East heading into the final week of the season. Of course, Washington swept the Cowboys this year, meaning they'll need further help from the rival Eagles in to sneak into the postseason.

It's a longshot. A real longshot. But 2020 has been the strangest of years, and the Cowboys first need to take care of business in this strange rivalry game.

This isn't how we envisioned it at all back in August, but Sunday's game between the Cowboys and Eagles remains important.

Kevin Brady
Kevin Brady
Die-hard Cowboys fan from the Northeast, so you know I am here to defend the 'boys whenever necessary. Began writing for a WordPress Cowboys Blog, and have been with ITS since 2016.

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