Redskins-Cowboys to Play Out NFC East in Prime Time Sunday Night
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The Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys will play for the NFC East division championship seven hours later than originally scheduled after getting flexed to prime time Sunday.
The NFL elected to move the game from its originally scheduled 1 p.m. kickoff on Sunday, Dec. 30 to an 8:20 p.m. kickoff the same day, after it was determined the two teams’ Week 17 matchup would result in the division championship.
The time change moves the game from a regionally-televised Fox broadcast to a nationally televised NBC broadcast that will serve as both the NFC East and NFL regular season finale.
Monday Night Football concluded its NFL schedule Saturday when Atlanta defeated Detroit 31-18.
The (9-6) Redskins host the (8-7) Cowboys at FedEx Field. Either team secures the division with a victory.
Washington will know before kickoff if they need a victory to secure a playoff spot, depending on the outcomes of Chicago and Minnesota who play earlier that day.
The last meeting between Dallas and Washington resulted in a 38-31 Redskins victory on Thanksgiving Day.