The Dallas Cowboys secured their spot in the playoffs last week after they defeated the Minnesota Vikings and results went their way, and the league has announced the team has the opportunity to secure home-field advantage this weekend.
The Cowboys have been one of the best performing offenses this season thanks to rookie sensations Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott, productive receivers in tight end Jason Witten and wideout Dez Bryant, and a fantastic offensive line. In the AT&T Stadium, this offense has been unstoppable.
Now, the NFL has revealed the way which the league's number one team could clinch home-field advantage this Sunday.
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According to Pro Football Talk: "The Cowboys can clinch home field advantage this weekend with a win over the Giants on Sunday Night Football, along with a Lions loss or tie to the Bears and a Seahawks loss to the Packers.
"They can clinch a first-round bye in the playoffs with an win and either of those occurrences, and only need to win themselves to clinch the NFC East title."
Four other teams could secure a spot in the playoffs this weekend. The Seattle Seahawks could win the NFC West title with a victory and a loss or tie by the Arizona Cardinals, or a tie and a Cardinals loss. However, it looks like they'll have to go through Dallas to get to the Super Bowl.
The New England Patriots could become the AFC East champions with a win and a Miami Dolphins loss or tie, or a tie and a Dolphins loss. If they win alongside a Dolphins loss or tie and a Steelers loss or tie, they would secure a first-round bye.
The Oakland Raiders can also reach the playoffs this weekend through four different ways, with the easiest way being through a win and losses by the Dolphins and the Denver Broncos. It looks like it will between the Raiders and the Patriots for the number one seed in the AFC.
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