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Report: Cowboys likely to play their Wildcard Round game on Saturday night

The playoff calendar will be set after today’s games.

NFL: Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

We’ve known that the Dallas Cowboys will be playing on Wildcard Weekend since their victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Chicago’s win in San Francisco last week. They are cemented as the NFC’s fourth seed.

There are four time slots in the first two weekends of the playoffs: Saturday afternoon, Saturday night, Sunday early, and Sunday afternoon. Last time Dallas played in the first weekend of the playoffs (2014) the NFL saved them for last. They are America’s Team after all.

Dallas is not a stranger to the Saturday night slot, though. They played there when they hosted Philadelphia in 2009 (a victory) and three years before that in a game that will not be named. Speaking of the no-name game it appears that we could see a second coming of it. The Cowboys are reportedly going to end up in the Saturday night slot.

This news comes to us before the early games on Sunday are over. Chicago still has a chance to end up as the second seed in the NFC which could alter these plans, but it’s likely that they’ll stay as the three. Whatever the case a Cowboys game against what will likely be the Seattle Seahawks will definitely bring back memories.

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