When you get to this point in the NFL season, the main topic is playoff implications, and tonight’s Sunday Night Football game is no exception. The Dallas Cowboys (11-2) could have won their division and sewed up a first round Bye last week with a win over the New York Giants, but ended up losing 7-10 in a sloppy contest.
Dallas has already clinched a playoff berth, but the NFC East won’t be determined for at least another week.
Tonight, they will be facing a Tampa Bay Buccaneers (8-5) team that is also fighting for a divisional title. The Bucs watched the Atlanta Falcons (9-5) thump the San Francisco 49ers earlier today, so the pressure is on Tampa Bay to try to keep pace with a win over the Cowboys.
This should be a good game, featuring two young quarterbacks both coming into their own. Rookie Dak Prescott will try and bounce back from a rough outing last week, and second-year Jameis Winston will try and get back on track after a similar performance versus the New Orleans Saints.
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