The Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles will meet in an NFC East decider next week after contrasting victories last night (Sunday).
Just a week after blowing a huge lead against the Green Bay Packers, the Cowboys scored a TD with 1:08 left in the contest against the Washington Redskins, securing a 24-23 victory.
The pass from Tony Romo to DeMarco Murray on a fourth and goal from the 10-yard line has kept ‘America’s Team’ in the hunt for the play-offs, and they needed the win after the Eagles went on to dismantle the Chicago Bears in the day's late game just hours later.
LeSean McCoy was once again in stunning form for Chip Kelly’s side, whilst Nick Foles also got back in the groove as the pair were involved in four of the home team’s touchdowns at the Lincoln Financial Field.
A 54-11 victory didn’t flatten the hosts, who will make the trip to Texas for next Sunday’s late game knowing it’s win or bust for both teams. At 9-6, the Eagles hold a one-game advantage that no longer holds relevance, as the players prepare for playoff football a week early.
Elsewhere in the NFL, and all four divisional titles are in the locker in the AFC, with New England, Cincinnati, Denver and Indianapolis all heading to the post-season. Kansas City have one of the wildcard spots, with the other still up for grabs.
In the NFC, Carolina and Seattle are the only teams guaranteed to be playing in January, with four other slots still to be filled in a wide-open conference.