Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 12/23/11
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The many playoff implications will be left for others to sort out. For the Cowboys and Eagles, it's personal. Saturday's game is a rematch of a 34-7 thrashing by the Eagles back on Oct. 30. The Eagles were motivated by Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan calling them the "all-hype team." Now it's the Cowboys who are motivated by the embarrassment of that earlier loss. As for the business of the playoffs, the game abounds with scenarios. For the 8-6 Cowboys, Saturday's game could mean all or nothing at all. And the 6-8 Eagles, believe it or not, could still finish atop the division and in the playoffs. It all hinges on another game that starts three hours before in New Jersey. If the Giants lose to the Jets in a game that kicks off at noon Central Time, the Cowboys can clinch the NFC East and a playoff berth by beating the Eagles. The Cowboys and Eagles kick off at 3:15 p.m. CT in Arlington. The Cowboys are a game ahead of the 7-7 Giants in the division standings. Those tw...
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