The Cowboys already have clinched a playoff berth. They can accomplish more this week.
▪ A victory over the Giants wins the Cowboys the NFC East.
▪ A victory over the Giants combined with a Detroit loss or tie or a Seattle loss would give the Cowboys a first-round bye.
▪ A victory over the Giants combined with a Detroit loss or tie and a Seattle loss would give the Cowboys home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs.
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The Lions (8-4) host the Bears (3-9). The Seahawks (8-3-1) travel to Green Bay (6-6).
“I don’t even know how all that stuff even works so I don’t really care about talking about it,” Cowboys defensive lineman Tyrone Crawford said Monday. “We’re just going to play week to week, and let everything sort itself out. We like getting Ws every week, and that’s what we focus on.”
The Cowboys have won 11 games in a row since a 20-19, season-opening loss to the Giants.