Redskins' playoff chances receive a big boost from Dallas Cowboys

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28 December, 2016

Ezekiel Elliott would come back at them with a 55 yard touchdown run, and then the Lions would punch it in on fourth down from inside the one yard line, when the Cowboys came within a couple of inches of holding Matthew Stafford out of the end zone after Detroit had a first and goal from the one.

Dec 26, 2016; Arlington, TX, USA; Detroit Lions fullback Zach Zenner (34) scores a touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys in the first quarter at AT&T Stadium.

Bryant also threw a touchdown pass, believe it or not-the first of his career.

As readers of Acme Packing Company likely already know, Sunday night's showdown between Green Bay and Detroit, both 9-6 entering the season finale, will determine which team earns the NFC North title and resulting playoff berth. Brady was held without a touchdown pass in two games, one being a home loss to Seattle. That pushed the lead to 35-21, and there were still over four minutes left in the third quarter. Stafford is putting up his fewest passing yards per game since his rookie season, averaging 265.7 yards per game, but the quarterback is completing passes at the second best rate in his last five years. After an incompletion to Cole Beasley, Dallas punted for the first time all night.

Elliott finished the first half with 74 yards on eight carries. However, it was the catalyst on the other side of the ball that could be the real difference-maker for the NFC's No. 1 team. They have to win one more game to secure the NFC East. "I just think something me and Tony established a long time ago". But the next week Bryant got hurt in a win over the Bears. If it wins and Atlanta loses, making each team 10-6, the tiebreakers becomes best won-lost-tied percentage in common games, minimum of four.

The Cowboys will no doubt continue to look to their strong running game and efficient pass offense as they begin to prepare for the Playoffs.

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However, the Lions may be shorthanded in the second half.

Three of the four National Football League experts at the Detroit Free Press have picked the Dallas Cowboys to win this game.

Since December 1, the Dallas Cowboys defense has allowed just 66 total points while racking up 12 sacks and creating 12 turnovers. The Buccaneers are still mathematically alive for a playoff birth but need a host of things to fall their way in Week 17.

"We like the rhythm of our offense and how Dak is playing", Jason Garrett said, via ESPN's Ed Werder on Twitter, adding the plan is to play Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott and the starters as usual. The defensive line couldn't stop the Pro-bowl lineman for Dallas.

End of Game: Dallas-42, Detroit-21.


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