It feels like the Dallas Cowboys are officially done for the year. Technically, that’s not true. They can still win the NFC East with a win over Washington on Sunday and a little luck.
The playoff scenario is this:
DALLAS COWBOYS (7-8) (vs. Washington (3-12); 4:25 PM ET, FOX)
Dallas clinches NFC East division with:
DAL win + PHI loss
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (8-7) (at N.Y. Giants (4-11); 4:25 PM ET, FOX)
Philadelphia clinches NFC East division with:
PHI win or tie OR
DAL loss or tie
So, basically, Dallas has to win, the Eagles have to lose. Pretty simple.
Going into Week 17, the Cowboys are playing Washington and they thought they would be facing rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins. That turns out not to be the case, as they will face Case Keenum instead. Haskins picked up a high-ankle sprain in their last game against the Giants.
Washington has ruled out quarterback Dwayne Haskins for Sunday’s game against the Cowboys, coach Bill Callahan told reporters.
That means Haskins’ rookie season has ended.
The 15th overall choice went 2-5 as a starter. He completed 58.6 percent of his passes for 1,365 yards with seven touchdowns and seven interceptions.
Keenum was the quarterback for Washington way back in Week 2 when Dallas won 31-21. He was 26 for 37 for 221 yards and two touchdowns. If you want to re-live that game, check out DannyPhantom’s recap of that day.