Next Sunday, the nation will be treated to a divisional championship game. The Redskins will host the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football, with the winner advancing to the offseason and the loser staying home for the playoffs.
Last season, the Cowboys were traveling to New York in week 17 to visit the Giants. The situation was nearly identical to this season's scenario. The winner would go to the playoffs, and the loser would be left out. The Cowboys came out of the gate flat, trailing 21-0 at the half, and the outcome of the game was never in doubt. The Giants won the game 31-14, and would go on to hoist the Lombardi Trophy once again.
To avoid a similar fate this time around, the Cowboys will have to show up ready to play. Jason Garrett's squad has been largely hit-or-miss in big games such as this weekend's matchup, and it's very possible we'll know within the first five minutes of the game whether the Cowboys were properly prepared.
The Redskins, who have won all six g...