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Dallas Cowboys vs Philadelphia Eagles Live Football Streaming Online Free 2019 Cowboys vs. Eagles: The bitter rivals square off for a chance at the playoffs
Randall Cobb of the Dallas Cowboys attempts to make a catch against Orlando Scandrick of the Philadelphia Eagles during the first half in the game at AT&T Stadium on October 20, 2019 in Arlington, Texas.
Randall Cobb of the Dallas Cowboys attempts to make a catch against Orlando Scandrick of the Philadelphia Eagles during the first half in the game at AT&T Stadium on October 20, 2019 in Arlington, Texas.
(CNN)The Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles have a lot riding on Sunday’s game. Whichever team wins will likely be through to the postseason, 6 Cowboys memorable late-season NFC East matchups from recent years
Dallas Cowboys visit Philadelphia Eagles in NFC East decider on Sunday
Watch Cowboys at Eagles at 9.25pm on Sky Sports Action (407) on Sunday; full NFL coverage begins at 5pm with New Orleans Saints at Tennessee Titans
The NFC East title is on the line when the Dallas Cowboys visit the Philadelphia Eagles at 9.25pm on Sunday, live on Sky Sports Action
One of the Dallas Cowboys (7-7) and Philadelphia Eagles (7-7) will stand alone at the top of the NFC East after Sunday. Who will it be?
In the penultimate week of the NFL season, these two fierce rivals meet for the second time this year in a game which is likely to decide the division and send the winner to the playoffs.
Week 16’s grudge match between the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles will do much more than decide the 2019 season’s most bizarre division race. The showdown also turns back the clock, as Dallas once again prepares to take on a division rival with direct playoff implications on the line.
These crucial, late-season division games once defined the early part of Jason Garrett’s coaching tenure, a seeming near-annual tradition that typically left the Cowboys outside of the playoffs entirely. Dallas has seen more relative late-season success in the Dak Prescott era, but a glimpse through recent history suggests there certainly won’t be any guarantees come kickoff on Sunday
“This is a fun time to be playing football. It’s the best of it. As a kid, this is the time you want to play, when every inch counts,” Cowboys linebacker Malcom Smith told reporters Thursday.
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The Cowboys are the undisputed king of the NFC East, winning the division 20 times since its creation in 1970 by the merger of the NFL and the American Football League. The Eagles only have half as many division wins, but eight of their ten titles came post-2000, showing their dominance in The NFL only has two playoff spots remaining. One is the AFC’s No. 6 seed which will be decided mostly by a two-way battle between the 8-6 Pittsburgh Steelers and 8-6 Tennessee Titans, though the Cleveland Browns and Oakland Raiders (both 6-8) are still lurking around. The final spot in the NFC, meanwhile, comes down to two old school rivals, The Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles.
Both teams are 7-7 and have had relatively disappointing seasons. But thanks to a less-than-stellar division, they each still have a shot to lay claim to the NFC East and get a home playoff game against a superior team come Wild Card weekend in January. If Dallas pulls out Sunday’s victory, they’ll clinch the division, while Philadelphia would still have to win next week even if they win Sunday. But that’s against the lowly Giants, so the Eagles-Cowboys clash sure feels like a winner-take-all game.
The Eagles are only two years removed from a Super Bowl Championship and boast a talented roster, but they’ve struggled against the Cowboys of late. Dallas beat Philadelphia twice last season, winning the division by just one game, and they handled them easily earlier this year in a 37-10 victory in Dallas. Maybe quarterback Carson Wentz and the Eagles will bounce back behind their home crowd, but either way their playoffs hope are tied to whether they can shed their issues against Dallas. The Eagles and Cowbo the top spot in 2017 and the Cowboys following in 2018, Sunday’s face-off is another historic chapter for two of the league’s oldest franchises.
“We know the importance of this game,” said Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper. “The challenging part about that is, I’m sure Philadelphia does too.”
Doug Pederson, the Eagles head coach and former quarterback, confirmed Cooper’s suspicion Friday: “It stems, really, from the fans … when I was a player, there’s two games a year they want you to win, and that’s when you play Dallas.”
Sunday’s matchup features the 7-7 Cowboys facing the 7-7 Eagles, with major implications for the rest of the season. With a win, Dallas can clinch the division and eliminate their rivals from the playoffs. Philadelphia’s playoff stock isn’t as rock solid, due to a Week 7 loss to Dallas, but a win would put them in the driver’s seat for the postseason spot guaranteed to the division winners.
Eagles captain Malcom Jenkins is cautioning his squad not to get caught up in the whirlwind leading up to the game: “The biggest thing is to get everybody to understand it’s just a game. The cameras, the hype, the context around it makes it a big deal but when the ball’s snapped … it’s nothing different.”
For Cowboys tight end Jason Witten, the team’s goals are bigger than beating the Eagles: “The small details … more than the hype of winning the division … that’s what’s going to allow you to be successful.”
Dallas will sport a worse record than last season, but the chance to go further than last year’s loss in the divisional round of playoffs is a major motivator for the team.
Every injury counts as well, and the Cowboys have been anxiously monitoring the status of their star quarterback’s shoulder. Head coach Jason Garrett was tight-lipped about Dak Prescott’s health, only revealing: “I think rest is the best thing for him right now. I guess (his shoulder) is progressing, but he hasn’t tested it much, though.”
Prescott himself isn’t as worried about the lingering injury: “I’m getting better, it’s all improving … I’ll be ready to go Sunday.”
That’s a huge positive for Dallas fans, as backup Cooper Rush has only three in-game passing attempts, one for each of Rush’s three years in the league. Not having Prescott would be near catastrophic for Dallas, as the former Rookie of the Year has thrown for the fourth-most touchdowns this season while consistently rating as one of the league’s top passers.
On the opposite sideline, the Eagles are all se