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Who will be the X-Factor player of the game when the Cowboys host the Redskins?

Who will come up big on Sunday?

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It seems like just yesterday that the season was just beginning, yet here we are - at the regular--season finale. Whether or not it will be the final game of the Cowboys season hinges on the outcome of both this Cowboys/Redskins game as well as the Eagles/Giants game. Their fate is no longer in their control, but nonetheless they’ll have to have all hands on deck in attempt to end the season on a high note.

There’s a lot at stake here. Not only are we talking about winning the NFC East in back-to-back seasons, something that hasn’t been done in 14 seasons, but the Cowboys would still be alive for the big prize. Then again, maybe you don’t want this miserable season to linger. A playoff berth just delays the inevitable, but it also can hurt the team’s draft position and strength of schedule next year. Not only that, but hanging around in the playoffs could mean they miss out on the first crop of new head coaching hires.

Of course, that’s getting ahead of ourselves, so for now - let’s focus on the Redskins. With so much at stake, it’s going to take some big plays to help will this team to victory. The front page writers made our weekly X-Factor predictions and here is what we got:

David Howman: Jourdan Lewis

With Lewis ascending to the number 2 corner spot last week and Byron Jones in a walking boot, Lewis should be in line for a lot of action Sunday. It helps that Washington is overall terrible on offense and has injuries, but Dallas will need Lewis to live up to his reputation in order to contain Case Keenum.

Tom Ryle: Dak Prescott

There’s only one X factor that matters, and it’s Dak Prescott. The Eagles loss was one of the worst performances of his career. How well he rebounds is the crux of the matter. He is still working through his shoulder injury, so long term

Danny Phantom: Michael Gallup

Call me crazy, but I think the Cowboys second-year receiver has a 200+ yard, three-touchdown performance last week if Prescott is on target with his throws. I can’t explain what is going on with Amari Cooper, but he’s no longer the only 1,000 yard receiver on this team. Gallup continues to build rapport with Dak and he shall benefit from a Redskins secondary that is heavily depleted.

What did fans on Twitter have to say about who will be the X-Factor?

Fair enough.

Tony Pollard wasn’t used very much last week and when he was, he fumbled the ball away. Could he have a bigger role this week?

The last time Blake Jarwin played in a Week 17 game, he reeled off 119 yards receiving and three touchdowns.

Who do you got as this week’s X-Factor player of the game?

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