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Cowboys will play divisional-round game on Sunday, Jan. 15

Cowboys fans can’t wait to see their team play a home playoff game.
Cowboys fans can’t wait to see their team play a home playoff game. Special to the Star-Telegram

The Cowboys will host an NFC divisional playoff at AT&T Stadium on Sunday, Jan. 15 at 3:40 p.m. The league announced the wild-card schedule and the days and times of the divisional games after the Sunday night game.

The Cowboys will play one of three teams they have already played this season — the Giants, Lions or Packers. The Cowboys lost to the Giants 20-19 at AT&T Stadium in the season opener and 10-7 on Dec. 11 at the Meadowlands. Dallas beat the Packers 30-16 at Lambeau Field on Oct. 16 and topped the Lions 42-21 at home on Dec. 26.

In the NFC wild-card round this weekend, the Lions will play at Seattle on Saturday at 7:15 p.m. and the Giants will play the Packers on Sunday at 3:40 p.m.

The Cowboys will play the lowest remaining seed from the wild-card games. If No. 6 Detroit beats No. 3 Seattle, the Cowboys will play Detroit. If Seattle wins, Dallas will play the winner between No. 4 Green Bay and the No. 5 Giants.

“I probably won’t even watch to be honest,” Cowboys receiver Cole Beasley said. “I’ll probably just get away from it and find out when I come in. Other than that, it doesn’t really matter you just have to get prepared for whoever comes up.”

The Cowboys are 2-0 all time at AT&T Stadium in the playoffs, having beaten the Eagles 34-14 in the wild-card round in 2009 and 24-20 in the wild-card round in 2014.

The last time the Cowboys had home-field advantage throughout the postseason, in 2007, they lost to the Giants 21-17 in a divisional-round game at Texas Stadium.

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NFL playoff schedule


Saturday’s games

AFC — Raiders (12-4) at Texans (9-7), 3:35 p.m. (ESPN)

NFC — Lions (9-7) at Seahawks (10-5-1), 7:15 p.m. (KXAS/5)

Sunday’s games

AFC — Dolphins (10-6) at Steelers (11-5), 12:05 p.m. (KTVT/11)

NFC — Giants (11-5) at Packers (10-6), 3:40 p.m. (KDFW/4)


Saturday, January 14

NFC — Highest remaining see at Falcons (11-5), 3:35 p.m. (KDFW/4)

AFC — Lowest remaining seed at Patriots (14-2), 7:15 p.m. (KTVT/11)

Sunday, January 15

AFC — Highest remaining seed at Chiefs (12-4), 12:05 p.m. (KXAS/5)

NFC — Lowest remaining seed at Cowboys (13-3), 3:40 p.m. (KDFW/4)


January 22

Divisional round winners


February 5 at Houston

Conference winners

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